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       Here is a collection of Tongue Twisters, both old and new. The ones I have enjoyed all my life, my personal variations on some classics, contributions from other devotees, and some new ones I devised. Enjoy!
       For those who like an extra challenge, try saying each tongue twister aloud within the par time given.


Esau (based on a contribution by Kimberly Brown)
       Saul saw Esau saw Sue's seesaw. Saul soon saw Sue, swore he saw Esau saw her seesaw. Saul sued Esau for Sue's sawn seesaw.
Par time 6 seconds


Does this shop stock short socks with spots?
       Sure this shop stocks short socks with spots. This shop stocks boxed sport socks, short flocked black socks, chic slack silk socks, and slick taut flax socks. We've racks of sharp black-backed blocked Scots socks, and stacks of posh knit lush cropped-top socks. This shop's short-topped sock stock's tops.
Par time 13 seconds


Betty Bodder
       Betty Bodder bought a bit of bitter butter. "That butter's bitter," Bodder spluttered, "It would make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter oughta make my batter better." Then Betty Bodder bought a bit of better butter, better than the bitter butter, and the batter was made better by the bit of better butter Betty Bodder bought.
Par time 10 seconds


Sick Sheep
The sixth Sikh sheik's sixth sheep's sick.
The sick Sikh sheik's slick sheep's sixth.
The strict Sikh sheik's sleek sixth sheep's streaked.
The slick sheik's sick sixth sheep seeks sleep.
Par time 7 seconds
(Note: KH is pronounced as in Khomeini or Khrushchev,
or like CH in Bach, loch, or Chanukah.)


Titimus A Tatimus
       Titimus A Tatimus took two tees to tie to the tops of two tall trees. If Titimus A Tatimus took two tees to tie to the tops of two tall trees, where's the two tees Titimus A Tatimus took?
Par time 6 seconds


Bitter Bittern (contributed by Murray and Linda McGill)
       If a bitty bitter biting bittern bit a bigger bitter biting bittern, would the bigger bitter biting bitten bittern bite the bitty bitter biting bittern back?
Par time 5 seconds


The Ghosts
Bemidst the mists and coldest frosts
with strongest blasts and stiffest gusts
he beats his fists against the posts
yet still insists he seized the ghosts.
Par time 5 seconds


A Skunk on a Stump (based on a contribution by Fishy1)
       The skunk jumped kerplunk on the stump. When the skunk's rump plunked on the stump, the stump thumped the skunk's rump. The stump thunk the skunk stunk. The skunk thunk the stump stunk.
Par time 7 seconds


Pink Pick (contributed by J. A. Moran)
       Pretty Betty Pratt bought big Bing Bridge's pink pick. Big Bing Bridge, bring pretty Betty Pratt that pink pick, pronto!
Par time 4 seconds


Choppers
   Proper chopper shoppers shop for sharper copper choppers.
   Sharper chopper shoppers shop for proper copper choppers.
   A proper chopper shoppers chopper's sharper.
Par: repeat twice in 10 seconds


Anemone (based on a contribution from Eric Rubin)
   An anonymous anemone.
   An anomalous anemone's enemy.
   An anonymous anemone's an enemy.
   An anomalous anemone's enemy's enmity.
   An innominate anemone's inanimate enemy's enmity eminates.
Par: repeat twice in 15 seconds


Slick
This city's slick. This city's slicker. This city slicker's slick. This city slicker's slicker. This city slicker's city's slick. This city slicker's city's slicker.
Par: 5 seconds


Cruel Crew (contributed by Dan Mullkoff)
When the crude crooner cooed to cue the coup, a cruel crew queued.
Par: repeat 3 times in 7 seconds


Gunter Grant (based on a contribution from Sarah Cohen)
Gunter Grant's gaunt great aunt gave Gunter Grant grey gauntlets.
Par: repeat 3 times in 6 seconds


Cheap Chips
Surely Shirley's smelly cheap chip shop sells smily Shirley's chips cheap.
Par: repeat 3 times in 7 seconds


Witch Wrist Watch (contributed by Alex Simone)
Two twisted witches watched two wrist watches. If two witches watched two wrist watches, which witch would watch which watch?
Par: repeat 2 times in 9 seconds


Pitter-Patter
Peter's pater pitied Peter's patter.
Peter's pater rated Rita's patter better.
Par: repeat 3 times in 8 seconds


Chester (based on a contribution from Jennifer Rubin)
Chester's sisters stitched Chester's vests.
Par: repeat 5 times in 7 seconds


Sisyphus (based on a contribution from Eric Rubin)
Sisyphus the physicist dismissed sophistic statistics.
Par: repeat 3 times in 7 seconds


Chef
Chic chief chef, cheap chief chef.
Par: repeat 5 times in 6 seconds


Seashells
She sells seashells at the seashore seashell sale.
Par: repeat 3 times in 5 seconds


Brake Block (contributed by Tom Johnson)
That bike bloke's back brake block broke.
Par: repeat 5 times in 6 seconds


The detective
The dyspeptic assistant detective inspected the district's suspicious asphyxia statistics.
Par time 3 seconds


Sister Susie
Sister Susie softly sits slowly sewing soldiers' shirts.
Susie's sister Shirley sits sewing lowly soldier's shorts.
Sally, Shirley's sister slips, showing listless souls her skirts.
Par time 7 seconds


Biscuits
Vic Fisk, swiftest biscuit mixer, mixed this box of soft mixed biscuits. Biscuit mixer, deft Vic Fisk, missed this box of mixed thick biscuits.
Par time 5 seconds


Liniment
Cinnamon liniment, Cimarron liniment.
Par: repeat 5 times in 7 seconds


Witch
Which witch wished which wish?
Par: repeat 5 times in 5 seconds


Flat Tax
Flat tax activists.
Par: repeat 10 times in 8 seconds


Blocks (contributed by Miriam Rubin)
Put the blocks back in the block box.
Par: repeat 5 times in 5 seconds


Famous
Famous Hamish's famished.
Par: repeat 10 times in 9 seconds


Polka (contributed by Emile Waldteufel)
Bella Bocca Polka.
Par: repeat 10 times in 8 seconds


Leather (contributed by Gertrude Dickerson)
Red leather, yellow leather.
Par: repeat 5 times in 5 seconds


Fresh Fish
Fresh fish flesh.
Par: repeat 7 times in 5 seconds


Persian (contributed by Kam Tang)
A Persian person purchased a purse.
Par: repeat 5 times in 7 seconds


Slingshot
She shot slingshots.
Par: repeat 10 times in 7 seconds


Fraud (contributed by Nick Themeron)
Ford is fraught with fraud.
Par: repeat 5 times in 5 seconds


Police (contributed by Tom Johnson)
The Leith police dismisseth us.
Par: repeat 5 times in 5 seconds


Fish (contributed by Gregory Koch)
Fried fillet of flying fish.
Par: repeat 5 times in 5 seconds


Latin (contributed by Johnny James)
Lester learned little Latin language lessons,
Little Latin language lessons Lester learned.
Par: repeat 3 times in 9 seconds


Bugs (contributed by Angela Roberts)
Blue bugs blow big black blobs.
Par: repeat 5 times in 6 seconds


Bugbear (contributed by Vipus)
A big black bug bit a big black bear and made the big black bear bleed blood.
Par time 3 seconds


Turtles (contributed by Jennifer Rubin)
Gertie's thirty dirty turtles dirtied Birdie.
Par: repeat 5 times in 7 seconds


Flies
Free-form flies flew free.
Par: repeat 8 times in 7 seconds


Puppy (contributed by Mayur Premji)
Floppy fluffy puppy.
Par: repeat 5 times in 5 seconds


New York (contributed by Betty Heil)
Unique New York.
Par: repeat 8 times in 5 seconds


Chemise
Charmeuse chemise.
Par: repeat 10 times in 6 seconds


Pepper Fluffer
Fluffy pfeffer puffer.
Par: repeat 10 times in 8 seconds


Wheels (contributed by Betty Heil)
Real weird rear wheels.
Par: repeat 5 times in 5 seconds


Bluebeard (contributed by Jennifer Rubin)
Bluebeard's blue bluebird.
Par: repeat 6 times in 5 seconds


Shrew
Shropshire shrew.
Par: repeat 10 times in 6 seconds


Wrong
Wrong runway.
Par: repeat 10 times in 6 seconds


Sushi #1 (contributed by Jennifer Rubin)
Sushi sous-chef.
Par: repeat 10 times in 6 seconds


Sushi #2
Susie's juicy sushi.
Par: repeat 6 times in 5 seconds


Sushi #3
Fancy-shmancy sushi.
Par: repeat 6 times in 5 seconds


Rewound (contributed by Eric Rubin)
Way rewound.
Par: repeat 10 times in 6 seconds


Brew (contributed by Alexander Rubin, age 22 months)
Black brew.
Par: repeat 20 times in 8 seconds



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