Just for fun, alone or (better!) with someone else: Say this sharply, say this sweetly. Say this shortly, say this softly. Say this sixteen times very quickly in a different emotion, e.g., angry, sad, happy, scared, frustrated, confused, etc.

  1. Cooks cook cupcakes quickly. Bragging bakers bake black bread beautifully. Max can mix a box of mixed biscuits with a boxed biscuit mixer. And as for Betty, she bought blue blueberry biscuits before bedtime and also butter, but the butter was bitter. So Betty bought better butter to make the bitter butter better.
  2. Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery where two witches watched two wristwatches. They always wondered which witch was watching which wristwatch and loved saying that a shapeless sash sags slowly.
  3. He wanted an X-dot desktop and a twenty-two-point-two cubic-foot frost-free refrigerator freezer but instead went to a sports shop that stocked short socks with spots and bought a big beautiful blue balloon that burst.
  4. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood, as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
  5. If practice makes perfect and perfect needs practice, I’m perfectly practiced and practically perfect when I sift a sieve of unsifted thistles with Theophilus Thistle the thistle sifter after shaving a single shingle thin and sewing slightly slashed sheets shut.
  6. Did Dick Pickens prick his pinkie pickling cheap cling peaches in an inch of pinch, or framing his famed French finch photos while thinking about a big black back-brake that broke badly after three free throws on cinnamon aluminum linoleum?
  7. Did you know that a central ice crystal’s six similar sides determine a snowflake’s six-way similarity and that any noise annoys an oyster but a noisy noise annoys an oyster more?
  8. Have you ever watched funny Fannie frying fresh fish furiously while a ragged rascal runs round and round a rugged rock then thrusts his fists against a post amidst the mists and fiercest frosts, with barest wrists and stoutest boasts?
  9. A skunk once thought of rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers as he sat on a stump and thunk its stunk because it smelled like skunk stunk. There was no need to light a night-light on a light night like that night.
  10. As he gobbled the cakes on his plate, the greedy ape said “the greener green grapes are, the keener keen apes are, to gobble green grape cakes!” Strangely enough, he then asked, “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?”
  11. Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie, feeding fresh flesh or fresh fried-fish mixed with biscuits from a boxed biscuit mixer to the chic sixth sick sheik’s sheep six times in a row?
  12. Sally’s smelly shoes and socks shocked her sisters when she sold freshly fried fish and six shabby sheared sheep on a ship. In the meantime, Dick kicked sticky bricks saying “this tricky tongue twister trips thrillingly off the tongue”.

tricky tongue twisters