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.
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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