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Nameless
- or -
My personal struggles with prejudice against bearers of sleepy juice.

Over the course of my life, many a wise man hath spoke unto me: Believe, and anything becomes possible. These people have never listened to me attempt to speak the sentence 'a neat anesthetist's lisp'. >_<

What words or phrases (they don't actually have to be tongue twisters) leave your tongue flailing for the correct pronunciation?
ProwerBot
Try this one:

Sea shell city



That had embarrassed me in front of my science class this year ):
missdixy
For some reason, the current video game "Red Dead Redemption" ties up my tongue a bit. I always say "Red Dead DEdemption" unless i pause and think about speaking and say it slowly. My boyfriend laughs at me haha Confused
Balazs
[quote="Nameless"]- or -
My personal struggles with prejudice against bearers of sleepy juice.

Over the course of my life, many a wise man hath spoke unto me: Believe, and anything becomes possible. These people have never listened to me attempt to speak the sentence 'a neat anesthetist's lisp'. >_<

What words or phrases (they don't actually have to be tongue twisters) leave your tongue flailing for the correct pronunciation?[/quote


i no a wierd hungarian tounge twister its Most szép lenni katonanák


moosht sep leni kaatoonanaak if you say it ten times fast its rlly hard!!! Wink
wellerchap
OK, try saying this line 10 times, quickly.....

"Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry"

That's a classic English one.
missdixy
wellerchap wrote:
OK, try saying this line 10 times, quickly.....

"Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry"

That's a classic English one.


I got to #4 before my tongue got all tied haha. I'd never tried that one before though.
apple
Laughing

its been a while since I've tried any of these exercises, thanks for some fun memories
Fappiness
Great twisters. I couldn't pronounce any of them though.
Crying or Very sad
wellerchap
Fappiness wrote:
Great twisters. I couldn't pronounce any of them though.
Crying or Very sad


THAT'S the whole point Very Happy
meep
wellerchap wrote:
OK, try saying this line 10 times, quickly.....

"Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry"

That's a classic English one.

got to #8 and then i missed it, but i'll keep trying until i get to #10 Very Happy !
airh3ad
All i can say is difficult is tongue twister yet tongue twisters are not only for light-hearted linguistic fun and games. They also serve as a practical purpose in practicing pronunciation. English tongue twisters may be used by foreign students etc of English to improve their accent, actors who need to develop a certain accent, and by speech therapists to help those with speech difficulties.But i like the effects of the repetition of a sound, particularly of similar but not identical sounds. like cheryl's chilly cheap chip shop choi.
LittleBlackKitten
I can't believe no one's posted these yet!

-Rubber baby buggy bumpers
-Six slithering snakes slip sneakily sideways through the sand
-Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers
-Soapy slick soft cinnamon sticks
-Synonym symbolism
meep
LittleBlackKitten wrote:
I can't believe no one's posted these yet!

-Rubber baby buggy bumpers
-Six slithering snakes slip sneakily sideways through the sand
-Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers
-Soapy slick soft cinnamon sticks
-Synonym symbolism


actually those are easy for me Very Happy
LittleBlackKitten
OK then, smarty pants.

-The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.

-One-One was a racehorse.
Two-Two was one, too.
When One-One won one race,
Two-Two won one, too.

-I'm not the pheasant plucker, I'm the pheasant plucker's son,
And I'm only plucking pheasants till the pheasant pluckers come!

-How many figs can a fig plucker pluck while a fig plucker's busy plucking figs

-Six Broad Shouldered Soldiers solder

-I slit a sheet a sheet islit upon the slitted sheet I sit?

-Unique New York

-Betty Botter bought some butter,
"But," she said, "the butter's bitter;
If I put it in my batter,
It will 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 put it in her batter,
And the batter was not bitter;
So 'twas better Betty Botter
Bought a bit of better butter.
kutekitten
Try saying "Irish Wristwatch" without pausing.
This one bothered me for months, before I finally got the hang of it Razz
It comes out as something along the lines of "Irish Wishwash" or "Irish Wishwish"
Nameless
LittleBlackKitten wrote:
Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers

You know, this is (AFAIK) one of the most well known tongue twisters, but I've never had problems with it either.

LittleBlackKitten wrote:
The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.

I'd always heard that one without the first 'sick', and if anything I think it's harder without it.
standready
This is fun. Thanks for the memories! Keep going! Red, Yellow got to six.
guissmo
We have some tongue twisters in Filipino too, if anyone's interested.

"Botika, butiki, bituka"
(drugstore, lizard, intestine)

"Pitomput-pitong puting tupa"
(seventy-seven white shee)

Maybe you could try it out. Smile
mark1230
really tough work for my tongue
i have read and tried to spell all of them,,
jeherul
Nameless wrote:
- or -
My personal struggles with prejudice against bearers of sleepy juice.

Over the course of my life, many a wise man hath spoke unto me: Believe, and anything becomes possible. These people have never listened to me attempt to speak the sentence 'a neat anesthetist's lisp'. >_<

What words or phrases (they don't actually have to be tongue twisters) leave your tongue flailing for the correct pronunciation?



"biaharar bihari bilahi khai "
Parkour_Jarrod
For a tongue twister i know of it isn't really coherent but no-one has been able to mimic me saying this... no matter how often i say it:

"Beat Billy Boten Doten Bobo Badeeten Daaten CH"

Also someone said earlier:

Quote:
-One-One was a racehorse.
Two-Two was one, too.
When One-One won one race,
Two-Two won one, too.


But i was brought up with it as:

One-One was a racehorse.
One-Two was one, too.
When One-One won one,
One-Two won one, too.

I believe its more difficult as you have One Two said twice in a row...
speeDemon
Well, my tongue is a pretty twisted one already.. Razz
A lot of times when I'm just about to say something, and two synonyms go through my head, I somehow end up merging them together, and saying really stupid and funny words... Very Happy
Cliffer
oh,interesting,it can practice my english!
nigam
wellerchap wrote:
OK, try saying this line 10 times, quickly.....

"Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry"

That's a classic English one.



i tried this.....i got 7th times.....until i couldn't catch my breath...i relax for awhile....hehehe...anyways, i gonna try and try until i got more than 10 times saying that line Smile
recked
Red feather, Yellow Feather...
say that ten times quickly
nigam
recked wrote:
Red feather, Yellow Feather...
say that ten times quickly



This is easy....i got 15th times saying this line...but unfortunately, i want to do this more than 15th but i couldn't catch my breath....i need to do more exercises to make it longer Wink
ankitdatashn
I guess I have tried "Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry" or something similar kind in my childhood days.

In India there's one tongue twister " kachha Papad, Pakka Pappad " and people end up saying something like pakka kachhad, kacchha kapad... etc. Funny twisties!
positive_vibes
Oh tounge twisters! Haven't done one of these in years Ha. This brings back old memories, the one i hated the most was

Yellow lorry, red lorry.

I also hated * SIX SIZZLING SUACAGES*


I wonder why we get mixed up with these, is they people outthere who don't get mixed with these words? if so i'd like to know why, and who! =P
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