November 8, 2012

Let's Twist Our Tongues

It's International Tongue Twisters Day, let's start the party with a well known tongue twister...

Want to write a tongue twister of your own? Follow these easy directions.

Pick a letter
Think of a noun that starts with that letter.
Think of a verb that starts with that letter.
Think of a which, what kind of, word that starts with that letter.
Think of a how, when or where word that starts with that letter.
Try to say the sentence out loud fast three times. 

One of my children's story books had theses two pages full of delightful illustrations and tongue twisters. All  twelve of these tongue twisters are new to me.

The Children's Friend Story Book, 1951

According to the Guinness Book of World Records the most difficult tongue twister in the english language is:

The sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick.

For more tongue twister fun visit the 1st International Collection of Tongue Twisters where you will find 3,584 tongue twisters in 118 languages.


  1. Tis a twisty tongue twisters talent with twittering ticklish tealeaves. It makes no sense but gives the ole tongue a workout.

  2. this is so fun! reminds me of my grade school days where i could never get that sheik's sheep right :P