Monday, January 16, 2012

Tongue Twisters

Here's a cool look at tongue twisters from around the world.

Lips Of babel from elle muliarchyk on Vimeo.


What tongue twisters do you know?

Here are a few English ones I found:

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?
I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.
How many boards
Could the Mongols hoard
If the Mongol hordes got bored?
Amidst the mists and coldest frosts,
With stoutest wrists and loudest boasts,
He thrusts his fist against the posts
And still insists he sees the ghosts.
One black beetle bled only black blood the other black beetle bled blue.
Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie?
If one doctor doctors another doctor, does the doctor who doctors the doctor doctor the doctor the way the doctor he is doctoring doctors? Or does he doctor the doctor the way the doctor who doctors doctors?

I thought a thought
But the thought I thought
Was not the thought
I thought I thought.

Day 12

-acme: summit
-Cimmerian: dim, unlit
-ebullient: exuberant
-florid: ruddy
-hoyden: tomboy

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