A tongue twister is a phrase that is constructed in such a way as to make its eloquence difficult. Usually considered as a spoken word game, these produce humorous results when mispronounced with great confusion and fun. To get the complete effect of a tongue twister, one should be able to pronounce the series of nearly similar words in it without stumbling or mispronouncing them.
Tongue twisters are often mispronounced because when people speak too quickly certain combinations of sounds make people to lose control of their mouths. But otherwise, tongue twisters serve as a good practice for improving pronunciation skills. While the phrase ‘The sixth sick sheikh’s sixth sheep’s sick’ is considered the most difficult tongue twister by the ‘Guinness world of records’, Other such phrases that will leave one puzzled but will also amuse others at their wrong pronouncements are:
How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
The thirty three thieves thought they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
If Stu chews shoes ,should Stu choose the shoes he chews?
Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards
Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks
A big black bug bit a big black dog on his big black nosel
If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch ?
Black background, brown background.
Six Silly Sisters selling shiny shoes.
Silly sheep weep and sleep.
Six slimy snails sailed silently.
The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes.
On a lazy laser raiser lays a laser ray eraser.
How many sheets could a sheet slitter slit if a sheet slitter could slit sheets?
Double bubble gum, bubbles double.
The two Tibble twins tied tiny twine to twelve teachers’tipping trek tent.
He threw three free throws.
Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.
Can you can a canner as acanner can can a can?
Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fread bread.
I thought, I thought of thought of thinking of thanking you.
Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.
The owner of the inside innwas inside his inside inn with his inside outside his inside inn.
These tongue twisters can be followed by students, actors and public speakers for enhancing their fluency in the English language. So if one wants to be a confident speaker, one can master them by saying these tongue twisters as quickly as possible.