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"Delight Yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your judgment as the noonday.  
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;..." Ps 37:4-7a

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

T is for Tongue Twisters

In April each year there is an alphabet blogging challenge to blog through the alphabet with one day off a week.  This A to Z Challenge is the brain child of Arlee Bird.  This is my second year attempting it, and its oodles of fun, though exhausting.  So today is the letter T, and I chose tongue twisters.

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I searched for some common ’T’ tongue twisters and came up with these.
Tom threw Tim three thumbtacks.

He threw three free throws..

A tree-toad loved a she-toad
Who lived up in a tree.
He was a two-toed tree-toad,
But a three-toed toad was she.
The two-toed tree-toad tried to win
The three-toed she-toad's heart,
For the two-toed tree-toad loved the ground
That the three-toed tree-toad trod.
But the two-toed tree-toad tried in vain;
He couldn't please her whim.
From her tree-toad bower,
With her three-toed power,
The she-toad vetoed him.

A tutor who tooted the flute
Tried to tutor two tooters to toot.
Said the two to the tutor:
"Is it harder to toot or
To tutor two tooters to toot?”

There are more, but that will do.  Try them out loud for some giggles.  The shorter tongue twisters are meant to be repeated for their tongue twisting properties.

Recently a study on tongue twisters and speech patterns by psychologists at MIT found what they say is the toughest tongue twister yet.   
“Pad kid poured curd pulled cold.”

Can you say that one 10 times?  How ‘bout 3 times?  Well, perhaps its the toughest.  I am not conceding that, but I like the old favorites better.  They make more sense.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

I like to play with tongue twisters because you can't help but laugh, and laughter is good.  Do you have a favorite tongue twister?

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  1. I'm afraid I'm hopeless at most of those! We taught our daughter "a proper copper coffee pot," which has been very funny to hear her attempt.
    Abby@ www.truebelovedblog.com

    1. They are fun and they are great for kids. Thanks for stopping by. God bless, Maria

  2. I couldn't even say the thumbtack one once without messing up. That is a very tricky one.

    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

    1. Yeah. They are tricky. Thanks for stopping by, Lee. Always honored to have you visit. God bless, Maria

  3. That first one is so tough. A had a terribly tricky time with it ;)

    1. They are tricky. Thanks for stopping by. God bless, Maria

  4. Good one. Tongue twisters are fun. I use them sometimes in my ESL classroom to assist students with pronunciation. We recently read through Dr Seuss' classic "Fox in Sox" with very funny results.

    1. Dr. Seuss was the master. God bless, Maria

  5. Now my tongue is all twisted. I tend to like the old school ones but probably that is because I have said them often enough to get them right if I say them slow enough. I'm thinking of Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, how many pecks of pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick? Or Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
    Mary @ The View from my World

    1. I like the old classics too, Mary, and I still have fun with them. Thanks for coming by. God bless, Maria


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