A tongue-twister is a phrase that is designed to be difficult
to articulate properly. Tongue-twisters may rely on similar but distinct phonemes
(e.g., s and sh), unfamiliar constructs in loanwords, or other features of
|| Six sick slick slim sycamore saplings.
||A box of biscuits, a batch of mixed biscuits
||A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk,
but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.
||Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
||Red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry.
||Unique New York.
||Betty Botter had some butter,
"But," she said, "this butter's bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
it would make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter--
that would make my batter better."
So she bought a bit of butter,
better than her bitter butter,
and she baked it in her batter,
and the batter was not bitter.
So 'twas better Betty Botter
bought a bit of better butter
||Six thick thistle sticks. Six thick thistles stick.
||Is this your sister's sixth zither, sir?
||A big black bug bit a big black bear,
made the big black bear bleed blood.
sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.
boat. Toy boat. Toy boat.
smart fellow, he felt smart.
Two smart fellows, they felt smart.
Three smart fellows, they all felt smart.
Sixtus VI's six texts.
||I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted
sheet I sit.
||She sells sea shells by the sea shore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I'm sure she sells seashore shells.