| English tongue twisters|
1 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?
3 IF IF = THEN THEN THEN = ELSE ELSE ELSE = IF;
Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.
5 How many boards
If the Mongol hordes got bored?
6 How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
8 Denise sees the fleece,
At least Denise could sneeze
and feed and freeze the fleas.
9 Coy knows pseudonoise codes.
11 The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
13 Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
15 You cuss, I cuss, we all cuss, for asparagus!
17 Clean clams crammed in clean cans.
19 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.
21 There was a fisherman named Fisher
Till a fish with a grin,
pulled the fisherman in.
Now they're fishing the fissure for Fisher.
22 World Wide Web
In a pestilential prison with a life long lock
Awaiting the sensation of a short sharp shock
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block.
24 Picky people pick Peter Pan Peanut-Butter, 'tis the peanut-butter picky people pick.
26 Luke's duck likes lakes. Luke Luck licks lakes. Luke's duck licks lakes. Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes. Luke Luck takes licks in lakes duck likes.
28 There those thousand thinkers were thinking how did the other three thieves go through.
30 I was born on a pirate ship
31 I scream, you scream, we all scream for icecream!
33 In 'ertford, 'ereford and 'ampshire, 'urricanes 'ardly Hever 'appen.
Two-two was one too.
One-one won one race.
Two-two won one too.
35 Eleven benevolent elephants
37 Willy's real rear wheel
39 Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards
41 Did Dick Pickens prick his pinkie pickling cheap cling peaches in an inch of Pinch or framing his famed French finch photos?
43 What a terrible tongue twister,
what a terrible tongue twister...
44 When you write copy you have the right to copyright the copy you write.
46 Elizabeth's birthday is on the third Thursday of this month.
48 Flash message!
50 Hassock hassock, black spotted hassock. Black spot on a black back of a black spotted hassock.
52 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.
54 How much wood could Chuck Woods' woodchuck chuck, if Chuck Woods' woodchuck could and would chuck wood? If Chuck Woods' woodchuck could and would chuck wood, how much wood could and would Chuck Woods' woodchuck chuck? Chuck Woods' woodchuck would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as any woodchuck would, if a woodchuck could and would chuck wood.
My mother's making me marry Mary Mac.
Will I always be so Merry when Mary's taking care of me?
Will I always be so merry when I marry Mary Mac?
56 Mr. Tongue Twister tried to train his tongue to twist and turn, and twit an twat, to learn the letter ""T"".
58 She saw Sherif's shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure she saw Sherif's shoes on the sofa?
While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew.
Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze.
Freezy trees made these trees' cheese freeze.
That's what made these three free fleas sneeze.
60 Two tried and true tridents
62 Birdie birdie in the sky laid a turdie in my eye.
63 How many cans can a cannibal nibble
As many cans as a cannibal can nibble
if a cannibal can nibble cans.
64 A twister of twists once twisted a twist;
If in twisting a twist one twist should untwist,
The untwisted twist would untwist the twist.
65 Thirty-three thirsty, thundering thoroughbreds thumped Mr. Thurber on Thursday.
67 Plymouth sleuths thwart Luther's slithering.
Bobby Bippy bought a ball.
With his bat Bob banged the ball
Banged it bump against the wall
But so boldly Bobby banged it
That he burst his rubber ball
""Boo!"" cried Bobby
Bad luck ball
Bad luck Bobby, bad luck ball
Now to drown his many troubles
Bobby Bippy's blowing bubbles.
69 Black background, brown background.
Why do you cry?
Why, Willy? Why?
71 Very well, very well, very well ...
73 Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery.
and little lambs eat ivy.
A Kid will eat ivy too, wouldn't you?
75 Three short sword sheaths.
77 Rolling red wagons
79 Robert Wayne Rutter
81 When I was in Arkansas I saw a saw that could outsaw any other saw I ever saw, saw. If you've got a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw saw then I'd like to see your saw saw.
83 The queen in green screamed.
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!
85 What did you have for breakfast?
What did you have for lunch?
- rubber balls and liquor!
What did you have for dinner?
- rubber balls and liquor!
86 Snap Crackel pop,
Snap Crackel pop
87 Six slimy snails sailed silently.
89 Seven slick slimey snakes slowly sliding southward.
91 Roofs of mushrooms rarely mush too much.
93 The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes.
95 We're real rear wheels.
97 I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch.
99 On a lazy laser raiser lies a laser ray eraser.
101 Tom threw Tim three thumbtacks.
103 He threw three free throws.
105 Gig whip, gig whip, gig whip, ...
107 2 Y's U R.
I C U R.
2 Y's 4 me!
108 Little Mike left his bike like Tike at Spike's.
110 Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
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!
111 Wow, race winners really want red wine right away!
113 I'll chew and chew until my jaws drop.
115 How many sheets could a sheet slitter slit if a sheet slitter could slit sheets?
supposed to be pistachio,
supposed to be pistachio.
117 Chester Cheetah chews a chunk of cheep cheddar cheese.
119 Argyle Gargoyle
121 If you're keen on stunning kites and cunning stunts,
122 Two tiny tigers take two taxis to town.
123 Sounding by sound is a sound method of sounding sounds.
125 Yally Bally had a jolly golliwog. Feeling folly, Yally Bally Bought his jolly golli' a dollie made of holly! The golli', feeling jolly, named the holly dollie, Polly. So Yally Bally's jolly golli's holly dollie Polly's also jolly!
127 Tommy Tucker tried to tie Tammy's Turtles tie.
""had had"" had had his master's approval.
129 Excited executioner exercising his excising powers excessively.
131 Double bubble gum, bubbles double.
how many candy cans can a candy canner can
if he can can candy cans ?
133 Octopus ocular optics.
134 This is the sixth zebra snoozing thoroughly.
136 I saw Esau kissing Kate.
137 A slimey snake slithered down the sandy sahara.
139 I eat eel while you peel eel
141 Casual clothes are provisional for leisurely trips across Asia.
143 Roy Wayne
144 Wunwun was a racehorse, Tutu was one too. Wunwun won one race, Tutu won one too.
145 It's not the cough that carries you off,
146 She said she should sit.
Me me mo mi get me a mole,
Mo mi mo me send me a toe,
Fe me mo mi get me a mole,
Mister kister feet so sweet,
Mister kister where will I eat !?
148 Will you, William? Will you, William? Will you, William?
149 I wish you were a fish in my dish
151 The big black bug bit the big black bear,
152 Dust is a disk's worst enemy.
But which sea do you see down by the seashore?
154 Old Mr. Hunt
Not a cuddy punt
but a hunt punt cuddy.
155 As one black bug, bled blue, black blood. The other black bug bled blue.
157 I'm not the fig plucker,
but I'll pluck your figs
till the fig plucker comes.
158 A gazillion gigantic grapes gushed
159 Aluminum, linoleum, aluminum, linoleum, aluminum, linoleum
161 There once was a two toed, she toad, tree toad,
162 The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick
164 If you notice this notice,
165 If you understand, say ""understand"".
But if you understand and say ""don't understand"".
how do I understand that you understand. Understand!?
166 She sees cheese.
Clay Wade Bailey Bridge
where did those other three thieves go through.
170 Five frantic frogs fled from fifty fierce fishes.
Two smart fellows, they felt smart.
Three smart fellows, they felt smart.
Four smart fellows, they felt smart.
Five smart fellows, they felt smart.
Six smart fellows, they felt smart.
172 Seven sleazy shysters in sharkskin suits sold sheared sealskins to seasick sailors.
174 But a harder thing still to do. What a to do to die today
A terrible difficult thing to say
But a harder thing still to do.
The dragon will come at the beat of the drum
With a rat-a-tat-tat a-tat-tat a-tat-to
At a quarter or two to two today,
At a quarter or two to two.
175 Love's a feeling you feel when you feel
176 Silly sheep weep and sleep.
178 A turbot's not a burbot, for a turbot's a butt, but a burbot's not.
who dined with his girl at eight eight.
I'm unable to state what Tate ate at eight eight
or what Tate's tête à tête ate at eight eight.
180 I saw a saw in Arkansas,
and if you got a saw
that will outsaw the saw I saw in Arkansas
let me see your saw.
181 The seething sea ceaseth; thus the seething sea sufficeth us.
183 I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit, upon a slitted sheet I sit.
185 Knife and a fork bottle and a cork
that is the way you spell Chicago.
186 Five fuzzy French frogs Frolicked through the fields in France.
188 Swatch watch
190 Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran.
192 I'm a sock cutter and I cut socks.
I'm a sock cutter and I cut socks.
193 If coloured caterpillars could change their colours constantly could they keep their coloured coat coloured properly?
195 Thirty-three thousand people think that Thursday is their thirtieth birthday.
197 How may saws could a see-saw saw if a see-saw could saw saws?
the greedy ape said as he ate,
the greener green grapes are,
the keener keen apes are
to gobble green grape cakes,
199 How much myrtle would a wood turtle hurdle if a wood turtle could hurdle myrtle?
200 Shut up the shutters and sit in the shop.
202 A fly and flea flew into a flue,
'let us fly' said the flea
said the fly 'shall we flee'
so they flew through a flaw in the flue.
203 How much dew does a dewdrop drop
They do drop, they do
As do dewdrops drop
If dewdrops do drop dew.
204 If Kantie can tie a tie and untie a tie,
205 Bake big batches of bitter brown bread.
206 But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,
207 Bake big batches of brown blueberry bread.
209 Which wristwatch is a Swiss wristwatch?
211 Mummies make money.
213 An elephant was asphyxiated in the asphalt.
215 This is a zither.
Fish fresh fried,
Fried fish fresh,
Fish fried fresh.
217 There was a minimum of cinnamon in the aluminum pan.
218 Really leery, rarely Larry.
220 Elizabeth has eleven elves in her elm tree.
222 Come, come,
No need for alarm,
It only hums,
It doesn't harm.
223 Tie a knot, tie a knot.
Tie a knot in the shape of a nought.
224 Red blood, green blood
I slit sheets.
I'm the sleekest sheet slitter
that ever slit sheets.
226 Round the rugged rock, the ragged rascal ran.
228 A lump of red leather, a red leather lump
230 I shot the city sheriff.
I shot the city sheriff.
231 A lady sees a pot-mender at work at his barrow in the street.
""No, I'm aluminiuming 'em, Mum""
232 I am not a pheasant plucker,
but I'll be plucking pheasants
When the pheasant plucker's gone.
233 Suzie, Suzie, working in a shoeshine shop.
all day long she shines and sits,
and sits and shines, and shines and sits,
and sits and shines, and shines and sits.
Suzie, Suzie, working in a shoeshine shop. Tommy, Tommy, toiling in a tailor's shop.
All day long he fits and tucks,
all day long he tucks and fits,
and fits and tucks, and tucks and fits,
and fits and tucks, and tucks and fits.
Tommy, Tommy, toiling in a tailor's shop.
234 Preshrunk silk shirts.
236 Six shining cities, six shining cities, six shining cities.
238 A big black bear sat on a big black bug.
240 Sweet sagacious Sally Sanders said she sure saw seven segregated seaplanes sailing swiftly southward Saturday.
242 How much oil boil can a gum boil boil if a gum boil can boil oil?
244 No nose knows like a gnome's nose knows.
246 There are two minutes difference from four to two to two to two, from two to two to two, too.
248 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?
249 She stood by Burgess's fish sauce shop welcoming him in.
Swim, swan, swim!
Swan swam back again.
Well swum swan!
251 Sally is a sheet slitter, she slits sheets.
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.
253 Tie twine to three tree twigs.
You need New York.
You know you need unique New York.
255 What noise annoys an oyster most?
256 Ripe white wheat reapers reap ripe white wheat right.
258 Each Easter Eddie eats eighty Easter eggs.
259 She slits the sheet she sits on.
261 A twister of twists once twisted a twist.
now in twisting this twist, if a twist should untwist,
would the twist that untwisted untwist the twists.
262 Red lolly, yellow lolly.
I pluck mother pheasants.
I am the best mother pheasant plucker,
that ever plucked a mother pheasant!
264 Mrs Hunt had a country cut front
265 Knapsack strap.
267 Miss Smith's fish-sauce shop seldom sells shellfish.
269 Whether the weather be fine
Whether the weather be cold
or whether the weather be hot.
We'll weather the weather
whether we like it or not.
270 Sunshine city, sunshine city, sunshine city, ...
272 There's a sandwich on the sand which was sent by a sane witch.
274 Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.
it is slick to stick a lock upon your stock
or some joker who is slicker
is going to trick you of your liquor
if you fail to lock your liquor with a lock.
276 Clowns grow glowing crowns.
277 Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager
278 Sister Suzie sewing shirts for soldiers
Our shy young sister Suzie shows
Some soldiers send epistles
Say they'd rather sleep in thistles
Than the saucy, soft short shirts for soldiers Sister Suzie sews.
279 Red leather, yellow leather, ...
280 Announcement at Victoria Station, London:
281 Richard's wretched ratchet wrench.
283 Betty Botter bought some butter but, said she, the butter's bitter.
But a bit of better butter will make my bitter batter better.
So she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter,
put it in her bitter batter, made her bitter batter better.
So 'twas better Betty Botter bought some better butter.
284 A box of biscuits,
and a biscuit mixer.
285 When a doctor doctors a doctor,
doctor as the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored or
does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as he wants to doctor?
286 What to do to die today at a minute or two to two. A terribly difficult thing to say and a harder thing to do. A dragon will come and beat his drum Ra-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-too at a minute or two to two today. At a minute or two to two.
288 The soldier's shoulder surely hurts!
290 A loyal warrior will rarely worry why we rule.
292 Mr. See owned a saw and Mr Soar owned a seesaw.
293 Six sick sea-serpents swam the seven seas.
295 A proper cup of coffee from a proper copper coffee pot.
297 Theophilus Thadeus Thistledown, the succesful thistle-sifter, while sifting a sieve-full of unsifted thistles, thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb. Now, if Theophilus Thadeus Thistledown, the succesful thistle-sifter, thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb, see that thou, while sifting a sieve-full of unsifted thistles, thrust not three thousand thistles through the thick of thy thumb.
299 A smart fella, a fella smart.
300 She is a thistle-sifter. She has a sieve of unsifted thistles and a sieve of sifted thistles and the sieve of unsifted thistles she sifts into the sieve of sifted thistles because she is a thistle-sifter.
With stoutest wrists and loudest boasts,
He thrusts his fists against the posts,
And still insists he sees the ghosts.
302 Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear,
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy,
303 Blue glue gun, green glue gun.
but the butter Betty bought was bitter,
so Betty bought some better butter,
and the better butter Betty bought
was better than the bitter butter Betty bought before!
305 Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat, ...
307 I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit, and on that slitted sheet I sit.
309 A flea and a fly in a flue,
Said the fly, ""Let us flee"".
Said the flea, ""Let us fly"".
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
310 King Thistle stuck a thousand thistles in the thistle of his thumb.
If King Thistle stuck a thousand thistles in the thistle of his thumb,
How many thistles did King Thistle stick in the thistle of his thumb?
311 Five fat friars frying flat fish.
was highly displeasing to Millicent.
Her thanks were so cold
that they quarreled, I'm told
o'er that silly scent Willy sent Millicent
313 Esau Wood sawed wood. All the wood Esau Wood saw, Esau Wood would saw. All the wood Wood saw, Esau sought to saw. One day Esau Wood's wood-saw would saw no wood. So Esau Wood sought a new wood-saw. The new wood-saw would saw wood. Oh, the wood Esau Wood would saw. Esau sought a saw that would saw wood as no other wood-saw would saw. And Esau found a saw that would saw as no other wood-saw would saw. And Esau Wood sawed wood.
and it made her batter bitter,
so Betty bought some better butter
to make her bitter batter better.
315 A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk,
316 I'm not the fig plucker,
but I'll pluck figs
Till the fig plucker comes.
317 Extinct insects' instincts, extant insects' instincts.
319 Sweater weather, leather weather.
321 The big black bug's blood ran blue.
I'm the pheasant plucker's mate.
I am only plucking pheasants
'cause the pheasant plucker's running late.
323 Ed Nott was shot and Sam Shott was not. So it is better to be Shott than Nott. Some say Nott was not shot. But Shott says 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, the shot was Shott, not Nott. However, the shot Shott shot shot not Shott - but Nott. So, Ed Nott was shot and that's hot! Is it not?
325 Unique New York, unique New York, unique New York, ...
Here's an easy thing to say: If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report! If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
And the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
And your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash,
then your situation's hopeless, and your system's gonna crash! You can't say this? What a shame, sir!
We'll find you another game, sir. If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
But your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
That's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,
And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss,
So your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse,
Then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
'Cause as sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang! When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk,
And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risk,
Then you have to flash your memory and you'll want to ram your rom.
Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your mom!
327 Picky people pick Peter Pan Peanut Butter.
328 Ray Rag ran across a rough road.
Where is the rough road Ray Rag ran across?
329 Elmer Arnold
330 A Tudor who tooted the flute
Said the two to the tutor,
""Is it harder to toot or
to tutor two tooters to toot?""
331 Mrs Puggy Wuggy has a square cut punt.
Just a square cut punt.
It's round in the stern and blunt in the front.
Mrs Puggy Wuggy has a square cut punt.
332 Tim, the thin twin tinsmith.
334 Red lorry, yellow lorry.
336 How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
A woodchuck would chuck all the wood
a woodchuck could chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
337 Larry Hurley, a burly squirrel hurler, hurled a furry squirrel through a curly grill.
338 Six twin screwed steel steam cruisers.
340 How much sh*t can a sh*t slinger sling
He'd sling as much sh*t as a sh*t slinger could
If a sh*t slinger could sling sh*t!
341 I thought a thought.
If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought,
I wouldn't have thought so much.
342 She sells sea shells on the seashore.
343 From the programmer's desk:
344 A noise annoys an oyster, but a noisy noise annoys an oyster more!
346 There was a young man called Fisher
Then a cod with a grin
pulled the fisherman in.
Now they're searching the fissure for Fisher.
347 Slick slim slippers sliding south.
348 The Leith police dismisseth us
The Leith police dismisseth us
They thought we'd stay all day.
The Leith police dismisseth us,
We both sighed sighs apiece;
And the sighs that we sighed as we said goodbye
Were the size of the Leith police.
349 Ah shucks, six stick shifts stuck shut!
a moody male mailman moving mostly metered mail.
351 The king would sing, about a ring that would go ding.
if Bob Dole could dole dough?
Bob Dole would dole as much dough
as Bob Dole could dole,
if Bob Dole could dole dough.
353 People pledging plenty of pennies.
355 To begin to toboggan first, buy a toboggan.
Too big a toboggan is too big a toboggan to buy to begin to toboggan.
356 Courtney Dworkin
358 Six thick thistle sticks.
360 Moses supposes his toeses are roses,
For Moses, he knowses his toeses aren't roses,
as Moses supposes his toeses to be.
361 I wish I were what I was when I wished I were what I am.
363 Irish wristwatch
365 To put a pipe in byte mode, type PIPE_TYPE_BYTE.
If three tree turtles took turns talking tongue twisters,
where's the twisters the three tree turtles talked?
367 My Friend Gladys Oh, the sadness of her sadness when she's sad.
But the sadness of her sadness,
and the gladness of her gladness,
Are nothing like her madness when she's mad!
368 I would if I could, and if I couldn't, how could I?
369 real rear wheel
371 The crow flew over the river with a lump of raw liver.
373 Flies fly but a fly flies.
375 If a Hottentot taught a Hottentot tot to talk ere the tot could totter, ought the Hottentot tot be taught to say ought or naught or what ought to be taught 'er?
377 No need to light a night light on a light night like tonight.
379 The cat crept into the crypt, crapped and crept out.