Most of us grew up with “She sells sea shells by the seashore” and “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickeled pepper” that we were challenged to say three times fast. It was bound to break up a boring afternoon and add laughter to our day. The twisters started out easy, but by the end, our tongue was so twisted that it was hard to say anything!!
The pathetic, tongue-tripping rendition…I went to sleep securely in the knowledge that not only can I grow up to be a pilot, but that I was already smarter than my poor parents. We would laugh at the silliness while acquiring a zest for life at the same time.
Your mouth has many muscles in it and they need to be trained like any part of your body. Lots of wiggly jiggly tongue twisters will have you “giggling, groaning and guffawing” as you (try to) read each aloud…the ability to tie your tongue into knots:
The water in Flo’s Inn flows in frozen.
As a favor my favorite flavor was placed on my plate.
six sheep sipping thick shakes
two-ton trains transporting twelve three-toed turtles twist trickily on the twin tracks
Skipper Zipp’s Clipper Ship Chip Chop Shop
Rick really raved about Sal’s Spaghetti on Saturday.
a noisy noise annoys an oyster
I saw Esau sitting on a seesaw
muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle
Luke Luck likes lakes./ Luke’s duck likes lakes.
Through three cheese trees
three free fleas flew.
While these fleas flew,
freezy breeze blew.
Freezy breeze made
these three trees freeze.
Freezy trees made
these tree’s cheese freeze.
That’s what made these
three free fleas sneeze.
Tongue rolling lolling tolling so fast that you can forgive it for any errors that occur. Have fun!!