Tongue Twisters in English

Tongue Twisters in English

Tongue twisters in English

Tongue Twisters in English

 

Tongue Twisters in English are a sequence of words or sounds that are generally difficult to pronounce quickly and correctly. But they are greatly helpful in speech therapy and effectively improve one’s pronunciation and fluency.

 

The tongue twisters in English are generally designed by using alliteration which means the repetition of the same sound. They look funny but quite challenging.

 

When you want to learn the other tongue, I mean the language other than your mother tongue, it is better to tune your tongue by practising tongue twisters. So, the more you practise, the better confident speaker you become.

 

Here is a long list of the best and popular  Tongue Twisters in English provided in an alphabetical order. This is definitely a great source for all levels of learners.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with A

 

 

A lump of red lead, A red lead lump.

 

A gentle judge judges justly.

 

A chapped chap chopped chips.

 

A big black bear sat on a big black rug.

 

A big blue bucket of blue blueberries.

 

A happy hippo hopped and hiccuped.

 

A really leery Larry rolls readily to the road.

 

A snake sneaks to seek a snack.

 

An agile, angry ape addled up the avenue.

 

A ghost’s sheets would soon shrink in such suds.

 

Andrea and Andrew ate eight acid apples accidentally.

 

A cupcake cook in a cupcake cook’s cap cooks cupcakes.

 

A cricket critic cricked his neck at a critical cricket match.

 

A fish-sauce shop’s sure to sell fresh fish sauce.

 

 Awful old Ollie oils oily autos.

 

A cheeky chimp chucked cheap chocolate chips in the cheap chocolate chip shop.

 

A big bug bit a bold bald bear and the bold bald bear bled blood badly.

 

 

A fly fled fat Flo’s flat.

A flea fled fat Flo’s flat.

Did the fly or the flea flee fat Flo’s flat first?

 

 

A big black bat flew past.

A big brown bat flew past.

Did the big black bat fly past faster than the big brown bat flew past?

 

 

A curious cream-colored cat crept into the crypt and crept out again.

Did the curious cream-colored cat creep into the crypt and creep out again?

 

A canner exceedingly canny,

One morning remarked to his granny,

“A canner can can

Anything that he can,

But a canner can’t can a can, can he?”

 

 

An oyster met an oyster,

And they were oysters two;

Two oysters met two oysters,

And they were oysters too;

Four oysters met a pint

of milk, And they were oyster stew.

 

 

A maid with a duster

Made a furious bluster

Dusting a bust in the hall.

When the bust it was dusted

The bust it was busted,

The bust it was dust, that’s all.

 

 

A haddock! A haddock!

A black-spotted haddock!

A black spot

On the black back

Of a black-spotted haddock!

 

 

A clipper shipped several clipped sheep.

Were these clipped sheep the clipper ship’s sheep,

Or just clipped sheep shipped on a clipper ship?

 

 

As I was dashing down Cutting Hill,

A cutting through the air

I saw Charlie Cutting sitting

In Oscar Cutting’s chair,

And Oscar Cutting was sitting cutting Charlie Cutting’s hair.

 

 

All I want is a proper cup of coffee,

Made in a proper copper coffeepot.

You can believe it or not

I want a cup of coffee

In a proper coffeepot.

Tin coffeepots or

Iron coffeepots,

They’re no use to me.

If I can’t have a

Proper cup of coffee

In a proper copper coffeepot

I’ll have a cup of tea!

 

 

A lively young fisher named Fischer

Fished for fish from the edge of a fissure.

A fish with a grin Pulled the fisherman in.

Now they’re fishing the fissure for Fischer!

 

 

A fly and a flea in a flue

Were imprisoned, so what could they do?

Said the fly, “Let us flee!” “Let us fly!” said the flea.

And they flew through the flaw in the flue.

Said the flea to the fly as he flew through the flue,

“There’s a flaw in the floor of the flue”

Said the fly to the flea as he flew through the flue,

“A flaw in the floor of the flue doesn’t bother me.

Does it bother you?”

 

 

A twister of twists once twisted a twist.

and the twist that he twisted was a three-twisted twist.

now in twisting this twist,

if a twist should untwist,

would the twist that untwisted untwist the twists?

 

A tutor who tooted a flute died to tutor two tooters to toot.

Said the two to the tutor,

“Is it harder to toot Or to tutor two tooters to toot!”

A tree toad loved a she-toad

That lived up in a tree.

She was a three-toed tree toad,

But a two-toed toad was he.

The two-toed toad tried to win

The she-toad’s friendly nod,

For the two-toed toad loved the ground

On which the three-toed tree toad trod.

But no matter how the two-toed tree-toad tried,

He could not please her whim.

In her three-toed bower,

With her three-toed power,

The three-toed she-toad vetoed him.

 

 

Abe and Babe will grab a grub from Greg.

Will Abe and Babe grab a grub from Greg?

If Abe and Babe will grab a grub from Greg,

Where’s the grub from Greg Abe and Babe will grab?

 

 

A brave maid sat on her bed braiding broad braids.

“Braid broad braids, brave maid!

Braid broad braids, brave maid!”

 

 

A bitter biting bittern

Bit a better brother bittern,

And the better bittern bit the bitter biter back,

And the bittern, bitten

By the better biting bittern,

Said, “I’m a bitten bitter biting bittern,

bitten better now, alack!”

 

 

A bachelor botched a batch of badly baked biscuits.

Did the bachelor botch a batch of badly baked biscuits?

If the bachelor botched a batch of badly baked biscuits,

Where are the badly baked biscuits the bachelor botched?

 

 

A right-handed fellow named Wright,

In writing “write” always wrote “rite”

Where he meant to write right.

If he’d written “write” right,

Wright would not have wrought rot writing “rite”

A selfish shellfish smelt a stale fish.

If the stale fish was a smelt,

Then the selfish shellfish smelt a smelt.

Amidst the mists and coldest frosts

With barest wrists and stoutest boasts

He thrusts his fists against the posts

And still insists he sees the ghosts.

A skunk sat on a stump;

The skunk thunk the stump stunk,

But the stump thunk the skunk stunk.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with B

 

Black back bat.

 

Bad black bran bread.

 

Bluebeard’s blue bluebird.

 

Bluebirds in blue birdbaths.

 

Blair’s blue boots are beauties.

 

Blue beads in a blue rattle rattle blue beads.

 

Billy’s big black-and-blue blister bled.

 

Betty’s big bunny bobbled by the blueberry bush.

 

Borrowed burros bring borrowed barrels.

 

Blake the baker bakes black bread.

 

Bright bloom the blossoms on the brook’s bare brown banks.

 

Bertha blocked the bleached back beach benches.

 

Biff Brown bluffed and blustered.

 

Bob bought a bleached blue-beaded blazer.

 

Bess is the best backward-blowing bugler in the Boston brass band.

 

Betty Block blows big black bubbles.

 

 

Billy Wood said he would carry the wood through the woods, and if Wood said he would, Wood would.

 

 

Betty Botter bought a bit of butter.

But the butter was bitter.

So Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter

And made her bitter butter a bit better.

 

 

Bill had a billboard.

Bill also had a board bill.

The board bill bored Bill,

So Bill sold his billboard

And paid his board bill.

Then the board bill

No longer bored Bill,

But though he had no board bill,

Neither did he have his billboard!

 

 

Brisk brave brigadiers brandished broad bright blades, blunderbusses, and bludgeons — balancing them badly.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with C

 

Choice chilled cherries cheer Cheryl.

 

Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?

 

Cooks cook cupcakes quickly.

 

Crying came the crone creeping from the cold cafe.

 

Can an active actor always actually act accurately?

 

Clean clams crammed in clean cans.

 

Charles chose the chief cheap sheep section.

 

“Cheep-cheep,” chirped the cheery chick.

 

Cheap sheep soup. Cheap sheep soup. Cheap sheep soup.

 

Cows graze in droves on grass that grows on grooves in groves.

 

Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie?

 

 

Catch a can canner canning a can as he does the cancan,

and you’ve caught a can-canning can-canning can canner!

 

 

Can you can a canned can into an un-canned can like a canner can can a canned can into an un-canned can?

 

 

Cheerful Charlie chose a cheesy chowder.

Did cheerful Charlie choose a cheesy chowder?

If cheerful Charlie chose a cheesy chowder,

How cheerful was Charlie after he chose the cheesy chowder?

 

 

Chester shucked the chestnuts and Chuck chucked the shucks.

Did Chester shuck the chestnuts faster than Chuck chucked the shucks,

Or, did Chuck chuck the shucks faster than Chester shucked the chestnuts?

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with D

 

 

Daddy Draws Doors.

 

Down the deep damp dark dank den.

 

Diligence dismisseth despondency.

 

Doubting Dan decided daring do’s don’t save the day.

 

Do drop in at the Dewdrop Inn.

 

Does Steve still strew straw in the still straw stall?

 

Down the slippery slide they slid Sitting slightly sideways; Slipping swiftly, see them skid On holidays and Fridays.

 

 

Did Ted Blake’s back brake-block break a bearing?

If Ted Blake’s back-brake block broke a bearing,

Where’s the bearing Ted Blake’s back brake-block broke?

 

 

Does this shop stock shot silk shorts?

If she stops at the shop where I stop,

And if she shops at the shop where I shop,

Then I shan’t stop to shop at the shop

Where she stops to shop.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with E

 

 

Ed had edited it.

 

Eleven benevolent elephants.

 

Earnest Edgar eyed everything everywhere.

 

Elegant elephants. Elegant elephants. Elegant elephants.

 

 

Esau Wood would saw wood.

Oh, the wood that Wood would saw!

One day Esau Wood saw a saw saw wood as no other wood-saw

Wood ever saw would saw wood.

Of all the wood-saws Wood ever saw saw wood,

Wood never saw a wood-saw that would saw like the wood-saw

Wood saw would.

Now Esau saws wood with that wood-saw he saw saw wood.

 

 

Eight eager eagles ogled old Edgar.

 

Edgar at eight ate eight eggs a day.

 

Ere her ear hears her err, her ears err here.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with F

 

Fran feeds fish fresh fish food.

 

For fine fresh fish, phone Phil.

 

Freckle-faced Freddie fidgets.

 

For French shrimp, try a French shrimp shop.

 

Five frantic frogs fled from fifty fierce fishes.

 

Francis fries fresh fish fillets.

 

Frank feasted on flaming fish at the famous Friday fish fry.

 

Flighty Flo Fisk and frisky Fritz Fisk.

 

Four fine fresh fried fish for you.

 

Fred fed Ted bread and Ted fed Fred bread.

 

Frieda flamboyantly fluttered to the famous Flower Fair.

 

Few free fruit flies fly from flames. .

Feed the flies fly food, Floyd!

 

 Friendly fleas and fireflies.

Friendly fleas and fireflies.

Friendly fleas and fireflies.

 

 

Friendly fleas and huffy fruitflies.

Friendly fleas and huffy fruitflies.

Friendly fleas and huffy fruitflies.

 

 

False Frank fled Flo Friday.

 

Flee from fog to fight flu fast.

 

Fifty-five flags freely flutter from the floating frigate.

 

Free flag. Free flag. Free flag.

 

Four free-flow pipes flow freely.

 

 

Four fliers flip flop

Four fliers flip flop

Four fliers flip flop

 

 

Fine fresh fodder.

Fine fresh fodder.

Fine fresh fodder.

 

 

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he?

 

 

Five fifers free,

Fifing in the fog,

Phyllis, Fran And Phil and Dan

And Philip’s funny frog.

 

 

Five flashy flappers

Flitting forth fleetly

Found four flighty flappers

Flirting flippantly.

 

 

Fried fresh fish,

Fish fried fresh,

Fresh fried fish,

Fresh fish fried,

Or fish fresh fried.

  

 

Fancy Nancy didn’t fancy doing fancy work.

But Fancy Nancy’s fancy aunty did Fancy Nancy doing fancy work.

So Fancy Nancy did fancy work for Fancy Nancy’s fancy aunty.

 

  

Federal Express is now called FedEx.

When I retire I’ll be a FedEx ex.

But if I’m an officer when I retire, I’ll be an ex Fedex Exec.

Then after a divorce, my ex-wife will be an ex FedEx exec’s ex.

If I rejoin FedEx in time, I’d be an ex ex FedEx exec.

When we remarry, my wife will be an ex ex FedEx exec’s ex.

 

  

Tongue Twisters in English with G

 

 

Green glass globes glow greenly.

 

Gus goes by Blue Goose bus.

 

Granny’s gray goose goes last.

 

Great gray geese graze gaily daily.

 

Gilbert grabbed a golden globe, giving it to Gilda.

 

Gig-whip. Gig-whip. Gig-whip. Gig-whip.

  

Gale’s great glass globe glows green.

 

 

Grandma Gabby Grammer grabbed a gram of gummy goulash. If Grandma Gabby Grammer grabbed a gram of gummy goulash, How many grams of gummy goulash did Grandma Gabby Grammer grab?

 

 

“Go, my son, and shut the shutter,”

This I heard a mother mutter.

“Shutter’s shut,” the boy did mutter,

“I can’t shut’er any shutter.”

 

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with H

 

Horrible Heidi hears hairy Horace holler.

 

Heed the head hen-pecker!

 

How hollow Helen Hull hobbles on hills!

 

 “Hello, Harry Healy!” hollered Holly Hartley.

 

 How much hair could a hairnet net, If a hairnet could net hair?

 

 He threw three free throws.

 

How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?

 

How much dew could a dewdrop drop if a dewdrop did drop dew?

 

How much pot, could a pot roast roast, if a pot roast could roast pot. 

 

High roller.

Low roller.

Lower a roller.

The hare’s ear heard ere the hare heeded.

 

 

How much myrtle would a wood turtle hurdle if a wood turtle could hurdle myrtle?

 

 

A wood turtle would hurdle as much myrtle as a wood turtle could hurdle if a wood turtle could hurdle myrtle.

 

 

How many berries could a bare berry carry,

if a bare berry could carry berries?

Well they can’t carry berries

(which could make you very wary)

but a bare berry carried is more scary!

 

 

How many cookies could a good cook cook if a good cook could cook cookies? A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies.

 

 

How much ground would a groundhog hog, if a groundhog could hog ground? A groundhog would hog all the ground he could hog, if a groundhog could hog ground.

 

How much caramel can a canny cannibal cram in a camel, if a canny cannibal can cram caramel in a camel?

 

How many slim slimy snakes would slither silently to the sea if slim slimy snakes could slither silently?

 

How much ground would a groundhog hog, if a groundhog could hog ground? A groundhog would hog all the ground he could hog, if a groundhog could hog ground.

 

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

 

 

Harry Hunt hunts heavy hairy hares.

Does Harry Hunt hunt heavy hairy hares?

If Harry Hunt hunts heavy hairy hares,

Where are the heavy hairy hares Harry Hunt hunts?

 

He says that a two twice-twisted twine twisted twice twists twice as tight as a one once-twisted twine twisted twice. But I say that a two twice-twisted twine twisted twice does not twist as tight as a one once-twisted twine twisted twice.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with I

 

 

I see Isis’s icy eyes.

 

I like ships ice chips in ice chips ships.

 

Is a pleasant peasant’s pheasant present?

 

I looked right at Larry’s rally and left in a hurry.

 

I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.

 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

 

I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.

 

I thought, I thought of thinking of thanking you.

 

I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch.

 

If he slipped, should she slip?

 

If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?

 

If I assist a sister-assistant, will the sister’s sister-assistant assist me?

 

 

If Sue chews shoes, should she choose to chew new shoes or old shoes?

 

If silly Sally will shilly-shally, shall silly Willy willy-nilly shilly-shally too?

 

If two witches watched two watches, which witch would watch which watch?

 

Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.

 

If you must cross a course cross cow across a crowded cow crossing, cross the cross coarse cow across the crowded cow crossing carefully.

 

If a good cook could cook cuckoos so fine

And a good cook could cook cuckoos all the time,

 

If coloured caterpillars could change their colours constantly could they keep their coloured coat coloured properly?

 

 

If Kantie can tie a tie and untie a tie,

why can’t I tie a tie and untie a tie like Kantie can.

 

 

I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.

 

 

I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.

Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.

 

 

I would if I could.

If I couldn’t, how could I?

I couldn’t if I couldn’t, could I?

Could you if you couldn’t, could you?

 

 

I saw Esau kissing Kate.

Fact is, we all three saw.

I saw Esau, he saw me,

And she saw I saw Esau.

I do like cheap sea trips,

Cheap sea trips on ships.

I like to be on the deep blue sea,

When the ship she rolls and dips.

 

 

I’d rather lather Father

Than Father lather me.

When Father lathers

He lathers rather free.

 

 

I thought a thought.

But the thought I thought

Wasn’t the thought I thought I thought.

If the thought I thought I thought,

Had been the thought I thought,

I wouldn’t have thought I thought.

 

 

I need not your needles,

They’re needless to me,

For the needing of needles

Is needless, you see.

But did my neat trousers

But need to be kneed,

I then should have need

Of your needles indeed.

 

 

If you must cross a course cross cow across a crowded cow crossing, cross the cross coarse cow across the crowded cow crossing carefully.

 

If you cross a cross across a cross,

Or cross a stick across a stick,

Or cross a stick across a cross,

Or cross a cross across a stick,

Or stick a stick across a stick,

Or stick a cross across a cross,

Or stick a cross across a stick,

Or stick a stick across a cross,

What a waste of time!

 

 

I wish I hadn’t washed this wristwatch.

I washed all the wheels and the works.

Since this wristwatch got all washed,

Oh, how it jumps and jerks!

 

 

If warmly warbling warbler warbles to another warmly warbling warbler, which warmly warbling warbler warbles warmest?

 

 

If you notice this notice,

you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.

If you understand, say “understand”.

If you don’t understand, say “don’t understand”.

But if you understand and say “don’t understand”.

how do I understand that you understand. Understand!?

 

 

If the curious cream-colored cat crept into the crypt and crept out again,

Where’s the curious cream-colored cat that crept into the crypt and crept out again?

 

 

I had an old saw, And I bought a new saw.

I took the handle off the old saw

And put it on the new saw.

And of all the saws I ever saw,

I never saw a saw saw

Like that new saw sawed.

I went into my garden to slay snails.

I saw my little sister slaying snails.

I said, “Hello, my little sister, are you slaying snails?

If you slay snails, please slay small snails”

 

 

If a Hottentot taught

A Hottentot tot,

To talk ere the tot could totter,

Ought the Hottentot tot

Be taught to say “ought,”

Or what ought to be taught her?

If to hoot and to toot

A Hottentot tot

Was taught by a Hottentot tutor,

Should the tutor get hot

If the Hottentot tot

Hoots and toots

At the Hottentot tutor?

 

 

In Huron, a hewer, Hugh Hughes,

Hewed yews of unusual hues.

Hugh Hughes used blue yews

To build sheds for new ewes;

So his new ewes blue-hued ewe-sheds use.

 

 

I bought a bit of baking powder and baked a batch of biscuits. I brought a big basket of biscuits back to the bakery and baked a basket of big biscuits. Then I took the big basket of biscuits and the basket of big biscuits and mixed the big biscuits with the basket of biscuits that was next to the big basket and put a bunch of biscuits from the basket into a biscuit mixer and brought the basket of biscuits and the box of mixed biscuits and the biscuit mixer to the bakery-and opened a can of sardines.

 

Tongue Twisters in English with J

 

 

Justin jumping joyous joined in Johnna’s jubilee.

 

James jostled Jean while Jean jostled Joan.

 

June sheep sleep soundly.

 

 

John, where Peter had had “had had”, had had “had”;

“had had” had had his master’s approval.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with K

 

 

Kinky kite kits. Kinky kite kits. Kinky kite kits.

 

 

Keenly cleaning copper kettles. Keenly cleaning copper kettles. Keenly cleaning copper kettles.

 

 

Knee deep, deep knee. Knee deep, deep knee. Knee deep, deep knee.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with L

 

 

Literally literary.

Literally literary.

Literally literary.

 

 

Lemon lime liniment.

Lemon lime liniment.

Lemon lime liniment.

 

 

Little licorice lollipops.

Little licorice lollipops.

Little licorice lollipops.

 

 

Let lame lambs live.

Let lame lambs live.

Let lame lambs live.

 

 

Lonely lowland llamas are ladylike.

 

Lisa laughed listlessly.

 

Larry sent the latter a letter later.

 

Lester lists the lesser lesson last.

 

Lesser leather never weathered lesser wetter weather.

 

Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.

 

 

Lanky Lawrence lost his lass and lobster.

Did Lanky Lawrence lose his lass and lobster?

If Lanky Lawrence lost his lass and lobster,

Where’s the lass and lobster Lanky Lawrence lost?

 

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with M

 

 

Much mashed mushrooms

Much mashed mushrooms

Much mashed mushrooms

 

 

Miss Smith lisps as she talks and lists as she walks.

 

Myrtle made moist, Mango muffins mostly meant for Mina.

 

Mr. Tongue Twister tried to train his tongue to twist and turn, and twit an twat, to learn the letter “T”.

 

 

Mummies munch much mush;

Monsters munch much mush;

Many mummies and monsters must munch much mush.

 

 

Moses supposes his toeses are roses; But Moses supposes erroneously; For nobody’s toeses are poses of roses As Moses supposes his toeses to be.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with N

 

 

Naughty nighthawks noisily, narrowly neared Nina.

 

Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear.

 

Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.

 

New cheese, blue cheese, chew cheese please.

 

Nick knits Nixon’s knickers.

 

Nine nimble noblemen nibbled nuts.

 

No shipshape ships shop stocks shop-soiled shirts.

 

No shark shares swordfish steak.

 

 

Ninety-nine knitted knick-nacks were nicked

by ninety-nine knitted knick-nack nickers.

 

“Nighty-night, knight,” said one knight to the other knight the other night. “Nightynight, knight,” answered the other knight the other night.

 

 

Nutty Knott was not in.

Nutty Knott was out

Knotting knots in netting.

Nutty Knott was out,

But lots of knots

Were in Nutty Knott’s knotty netting.

 

 

Nippy Noodle nipped his neighbor’s nutmegs.

Did Nippy Noodle nip his neighbor’s nutmegs?

If Nippy Noodle nipped his neighbor’s nutmegs,

Where are the neighbor’s nutmegs Nippy Noodle nipped?

 

 

Ned Nott was shot and Sam Shott was not.

So it’s better to be Shott than Nott.

Some say Nott was not shot, but Shott swears he shot Nott.

Either the shot Shott shot at Nott was not shot or Nott was shot.

If the shot Shott shot shot Nott, Nott was shot.

But if the shot Shott shot shot Shott himself,

Then Shott would be shot and Nott would not.

However, the shot Shott shot shot not Shott but Nott.

It’s not easy to say who was shot and who was not,

But we know who was Shott and who was Nott.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with O

 

Ostentatious over ovens, Oswald ordered out.

Of all the smells I ever smelt,

if I never smelt a smell that smelt

Like that smell I smelt smelled.

 

 

Once upon a barren moor

There dwelt a bear, also a boar,

The bear could not bear the boar,

The bear thought the bear a bore.

At last the bear could bear no more

That boar that bored him on the moor.

And so one morn he bored the boar

That boar will bore no more!

 

 

Of all the felt I ever felt

I never felt a piece of felt

That felt the same as that felt felt

When I first felt that felt.

 

Our Joe wants to know if your Joe will lend our Joe your Joe’s banjo. If your Joe won’t lend our Joe your Joe’s banjo our Joe won’t

lend your Joe our Joe’s banjo when our Joe has a banjo!

 

 

Oliver Oglethorpe ogled an owl and oyster.

Did Oliver Oglethorpe ogle an owl and oyster?

If Oliver Oglethorpe ogled an owl and oyster,

Where’s the owl and oyster Oliver Oglethorpe ogled?

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with P

 

 

Pre-shrunk silk shirts.

 

Peggy Babcock’s mummy.

Peggy Babcock’s mummy.

Peggy Babcock’s mummy.

 

 

A pack of pesky pixies.

A pack of pesky pixies.

A pack of pesky pixies.

 

 

Plain bun, plum bun.

Plain bun, plum bun.

Plain bun, plum bun.

 

 

Preshrunk shirts.

Preshrunk shirts.

Preshrunk shirts.

 

 

Pale pink plumage.

Pale pink plumage.

Pale pink plumage.

 

 

Pooped purple pelicans.

Pooped purple pelicans.

Pooped purple pelicans.

 

 

Please prune plum trees promptly.

 

Please place the pleated pressed pants on the plain pressing plank.

 

Please prepare the paired pared pears near the unprepared pears near the pool.

 

 

Poor pure Pierre. Poor pure Pierre. Poor pure Pierre.

 

Peter poked a poker at the piper, so the piper poked pepper at Peter.

 

Paul, please pause for proper applause.

 

Pass the pink peas please.

 

Picky pickpockets pick picked pockets.

 

 

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.

If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,

Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

 

 

Pop bottles pop-bottles in pop shops;

The pop-bottles Pop bottles poor Pop drops.

When Pop drops pop-bottles, pop-bottles plop;

When pop-bottles topple, Pop mops slop.

 

 

Pass the big black blank bank book back.

If you won’t pass the big black blank bank book back,

then pass the small brown blank bank book back.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with Q

 

 

Quails quoted a quandary quickly quarrel qualities.

 

 

The quack quit asking quick questions.

The queen coined quick clipped quips.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with R

 

 

Rex wrecks wet rocks.

  

Really leery, rarely Larry.

 

Red lorry, yellow lorry.

 

Rita reads reciting Robert’s rules to raw rookies.

 

Rolling red wagons.

 

Rory’s lawn rake rarely rakes really right.

 

Round and round the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran.

 

Rubber baby buggy bumpers.

 

Round and round the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran.

 

Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery.

 

Rubber baby-buggy bumpers.

Rubber baby-buggy bumpers.

Rubber baby-buggy bumpers.

 

 

Raise Ruth’s red roof.

Raise Ruth’s red roof.

Raise Ruth’s red roof.

 

Rush the washing, Russell!

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with S

 

 

She sells Swiss sweets.

 

Six sticky skeletons.

 

Specific Pacific.

 

Selfish shellfish.

Selfish shellfish.

Selfish shellfish.

 

 

Six crisp snacks.

Six crisp snacks.

Six crisp snacks.

 

 

Sharp sharkskin shoes.

Sharp sharkskin shoes.

Sharp sharkskin shoes.

 

 

Sooty Sukey

Shook some soot

From sister Susie’s

Sooty shoes.

 

 

Six small slick seals.

Six small slick seals.

Six small slick seals.

 

 

Stagecoach stops.

Stagecoach stops.

Stagecoach stops.

 

 

Such a shapeless sash!

Such a shapeless sash!

Such a shapeless sash!

 

 

Strange strategic statistics

Strange strategic statistics

Strange strategic statistics

 

 

Swim Sam, swim,

Show them you’re a swimmer!

Six sharp sharks seek small snacks,

So swim, Sam, swim!

 

 

Swan swam over the sea;

Swim, Swan, swim!

Swan swam back again;

Well swum, Swan!

 

 

Sloppy shortstops.

Sloppy shortstops.

Sloppy shortstops.

 

 

Scams, stings and skulduggery.

Scams, stings and skulduggery.

Scams, stings and skulduggery.

 

 

Surely the sun shall shine soon.

 

Some shun summer sunshine.

 

Shirley Simms shrewdly shuns sunshine and sleet.

 

Shabby soldiers shovel soft snow slowly.

 

Sneaky thieves seized the skis.

 

Slick Ski Slopes Sloppy skiers slide on slick ski slopes.

 

Sick cattle slip on slick ski slopes.

 

Sid’s shabby silver shoes still shine.

 

Sally is a sheet slitter, she slits sheets.

 

Showy sashes in a shut sash shop.

 

Shoes and socks shock Susan.

 

Shorn Sheep Six sick Shorn sheep.

 

Shorn sheep shouldn’t sleep in a shack. Shorn sheep should sleep in a shed.

 

Shy Sheep Some say shy shippers ship shy sheep.

 

Six shy shavers sheared six shy sheep.

 

Shameless shepherds shampoo shy sheep.

 

Sherman shops at cheap chop suey shops.

 

Sheila seldom sells shelled shrimps.

 

She sells seashells by the seashore.

 

Selfish sharks sell shut shellfish.

 

Seth’s sharp spacesuit shrank.

 

She sells seashells by the seashore of Seychelles.

 

Silly Sammy seagull searching, slowly swoops sideways.

 

Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.

 

Susie’s shirt shop sells preshrunk shirts.

 

Sharon sews shocking shirts for soldiers.

 

Sharpshooters should shoot slowly.

 

Soldiers’ shoulders shudder when shrill shells shriek.

 

Should six shaking soldiers share the shattered shield?

 

Sixty-six sick six-shooters.

 

“Shoot, Sally!” shouted Slim Sam.

 

Sixty-four swift sloops swing shore wards.

 

“Sure, the ship’s ship-shape, sir!”

 

Shallow sailing ships should shun shallow shoals.

 

Shave six short saplings.

 

Shouldn’t sweet-scented shaving soap soothe sore skin?

 

Sometimes Sheila thinks such soft thoughts.

 

Seven sleek sleepless sleepers seek sleep.

 

She shrieks as she stitches sheets.

 

She shall sew a slit sheet shut.

 

The sly sheet slasher slashed sheets.

 

Should she sell sheer sheets or should she sell shaggy shawls?

 

Shawn shaves a short cedar shingle thin.

 

Should she shut summer shutters slowly or should she shut summer shutters swiftly?

 

Sixty-six sticky skeletons. Sixty-six sticky skeletons. Sixty-six sticky skeletons.

.

Should Shawn shave a short thin single cedar shingle thin or shave a short thin single cedar shingle thinner?

 

Sleepy Joe of snowy Stowe

Slid swiftly into action.

Aboard his sled

Away he sped,

He’s sleeping now, in traction.

 

 

Should a shad, shelling shrimps for a shark,

Cease to shuck the shamed shrimps, who remark,

“Serve us not without dressing! ‘Tis really distressing!”

Or should he just shuck the shrimps in the dark?

 

 

Sally Swim saw Sadie Slee

Slowly, sadly swinging.

“She seems sorrowful,” said she.

So she started singing.

Sadie smiled, soon swiftly swung;

Sitting straight, steered swiftly.

“See,” said Sally, “something sung

Scatters sunshine swiftly!”

 

 

See’s saw would not have sawed Roar’s seesaw.

But See saw Roar’s seesaw before

Soar saw See’s saw so See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw.

It was a shame to let See see Soar so sore because

See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw.

 

 

Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore. But if Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore then where are the sea shells Sally sells?

 

She stood on the steps of Burgess’s Fish Sauce Shop, mimicking him hiccuping and amicably welcoming him in.

 

 

Swan swam over the sea.

Swim, swan, swim!

Swan swam back again.

Well swum swan!

 

She sells sea shells on the sea shore;

The shells that she sells are sea shells I’m sure.

So if she sells sea shells on the sea shore,

I’m sure that the shells are sea shore shells.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with T

 

 

Truly rural.

 

I shot three shy thrushes.

 

There goes one tough top cop!

 

 

Thirty-three sly shy thrushes.

Thirty-three sly shy thrushes.

Thirty-three sly shy thrushes.

 

 

Thrash the thickset thug!

Thrash the thickset thug!

Thrash the thickset thug!

 

 

Twixt six thick thumbs stick six thick sticks.

 

 

Thelma sings the theme song.

 

Twelve trim twin-track tapes.

Twelve trim twin-track tapes.

Twelve trim twin-track tapes.

 

 

Three thick things.

Three thick things.

Three thick things.

 

 

Three free through trains.

Three free through trains.

Three free through trains.

 

 

Tacky tractor trailer trucks.

Tacky tractor trailer trucks.

Tacky tractor trailer trucks.

 

 

The third thickset thug thinks.

 

 

Tom threw Tim three thumbtacks.

 

Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.

 

Trill two true tunes to the troops.

 

 

Theo’s throat throbs and thumps, thumps and throbs.

 

 

Ted threw Fred thirty-three free throws.

 

 

Two-toned Thomas talks to Tiny Tony toting trays.

 

 

Top chopstick shops stock top chopsticks.

 

 

The fish-and-chip shop’s chips are soft chips.

 

 

The blunt back blade is bad.

 

 

Ted Blake’s back brake-block broke a bearing.

 

 

The fickle finger of fate flips fat frogs flat.

 

The furry fly flitted from flower to flower.

 

Three fluffy feathers fell from Phoebe’s flimsy fan.

 

The duke dropped the dirty double damask dinner napkin.

 

The glum groom grew glummer.

 

The cruel ghoul cooks gruel.

 

The sad soldier should shoot soon.

 

The short soldier shoots straight.

 

The shallow ship showed signs of sinking.

 

The sixth sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.

 

 

The shady shoe shop shows sharp sharkskin shoes.

 

The sun shines on the shop signs.

 

The shrewd shrew’s suede shoes.

 

The slightly sloping shed slips.

 

The shaky shed sheds sheets of shale.

 

The best breath test tests breath better.

The bleak breeze blights the brightly blooming blossom.

 

The fuzzy bee buzzed the buzzy busy beehive.

 

The bootblack brought the black boot back.

 

The bootblack blacks boots with a big blacking-brush.

 

The brave bloke blocked the broken back bank door.

The boy blinked at the blank bank blackboard.

 

Thick thistle sticks. Thick thistle sticks. Thick thistle sticks.

The suitor wore shorts and a short shooting suit to a short shoot.

But the shorts didn’t suit the short shooting suit,

And at the short shoot the short shooting suit didn’t suit.

Oh, shoot!

 

 

Through rifts in the lofts,

The soft snow sifts.

Then the white sheet lifts

And the wind packs drifts.

 

 

The old school scold

Sold the school coal scuttle;

If the old school scold sold

The school coal scuttle,

The school should scold And

scuttle the old school scold.

 

 

The owner of the Inside Inn Was outside his Inside Inn, With his inside outside his Inside Inn.

 

 

There’s no need to light a night light

On a light night like tonight;

For a night light’s just a slight light

On a light night like tonight.

 

 

Three gray green greedy geese,

Feeding on a weedy piece,

The piece was weedy,

And the geese were greedy,

Three gray-green greedy geese.

 

 

The big bloke bled in the big blue bed.

“The bun is better buttered,” Buffy muttered.

The bottom of the butter bucket is the buttered bucket bottom.

 

 

The cute cookie cutters cut cute cookies.

Did the cute cookie cutters cut cute cookies?

If the cute cookie cutters cut cute cookies,

Where are the cute cookies the cute cookie cutters cut?

 

 

Theophilus Thistle, the successful thistlesifter,

Sifted sixty thistles through the thick of his thumb.

 

 

The wretched witch watched a walrus washing.

Did the wretched witch watch a walrus washing?

If the wretched witch watched a walrus washing,

Where’s the washing walrus the wretched witch watched?

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with U

 

Unique New York

 

United States twin-screw steel cruisers.

 

Upper roller, lower roller

 

Urgent detergent!

 

 

An undertaker undertook to undertake an undertaking. The undertaking that the undertaker undertook was the hardest undertaking the undertaker ever undertook to undertake.

 

Underneath Uncle Umby’s umbrella, is Uncle Umby’s ugly unicorn hat.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with V

 

Vera vocalizes, venting, verbal vanity.

 

Veering wide helps vehicles win.

 

My very vain Uncle Vern has a vampire bat.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with W

 

War-weary warriors.

War-weary warriors.

War-weary warriors.

 

 

What a terrible tongue twister,

what a terrible tongue twister,

what a terrible tongue twister…

 

 

We surely shall see the sun shine soon.

 

When you write copy you have the right to copyright the copy you write. …

 

Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?

 

Where can I find a cheerful cheap chop suey shop?

 

William wonders what went wrong with Witchy’s wicked ways.

 

 

Why do you cry, Willy?

Why do you cry?

Why, Willy?

Why, Willy?

Why, Willy? Why?

 

 

Who checked the chart of the cud-chewing cow?

 

 

Which rich wicked witch wished the wicked wish?

 

 

Which wristwatch is a Swiss wristwatch?

 

 

Wilson whittles well-whittled wood whittle by whittle.

 

 

Wally Winkle wriggles his white, wrinkled wig.

 

 

Which wishy-washy washerwoman wants to watch?

 

 

Wetter leather never weathered wetter weather better.

 

 

Who bit the bold bald bear on the shoulder on the boulder and made the bold bald bear on the boulder bawl?

 

 

Will you, William? Will you, William? Will you, William?

Can’t you, don’t you, won’t you, William?

 

 

Whether the weather be fine

Or whether the weather be not;

Whether the weather be cold

Or whether the weather be hot;

We’ll weather the weather

Whatever the weather,

Whether we like it or not.

 

 

When a doctor gets sick and another doctor doctors him, does the doctor doing the doctoring have to doctor the doctor the way the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored, or does the doctor doing the doctoring of the doctor doctor the doctor as he wants to do the doctoring?

 

 

When a doctor doctors a doctor,

does the doctor doing the doctoring

doctor as the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored or

does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as he wants to doctor?

 

 

We need a plan to fan a pan; find a pan to fan, then find a fan to fan the pan, then fan the pan.

 

 

When I went to Warsaw, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw that I ever saw. Now, if you go to Warsaw and see a saw that could outsaw the saw I saw, I’d like to see your saw saw.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with X

 

X-mas wrecks perplex and vex.

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with Y

 

Yanking yellow yo-yos.

Yanking yellow yo-yos.

Yanking yellow yo-yos.

 

Yolanda’s yellow yogurt yields a yummy yearning yen.

 

Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.

Spread it thick, say it quick!

Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.Spread it thicker, say it quicker!

Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread. Don’t eat with your mouth full!

 

 

Tongue Twisters in English with Z

 

Zizzi’s zippy zipper zips.

Zithers slither slowly south.

 

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