• Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

International Tongue Twister Day: 22 Tip-Top Tongue Twisters to Try Today

Peter Piper does it. And Betty Botter and Fuzzy Wuzzy do it too. If you've ever stumbled over your words or tripped over your tangled tongue, you may just want sit this one out. It's International Tongue Twister Day, an annual "holiday" observed on the second Sunday in November.

Tongue twisters are series of words or lighthearted phrases that seem simple enough - that is until you say them. The combination of the words and repetition of sounds make it nearly impossible to properly pronounce the entire phrase, especially when you repeat it over and over very quickly.

In honor of International Tongue Twister Day, why not give it a go and wrap your tongue around the Top 22 Tongue Twisters To Try Today (go ahead - say that one fast!) Tongue tied alread?

  • Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers? If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

  • Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy, was he?

  • She sells seashells by the seashore. The shells she sells are surely seashells. So if she sells shells on the seashore, I'm sure she sells seashore shells.

  • Betty Botter bought some butter but, she said, the butter's bitter. If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter will make my bitter batter better. So she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter, put it in her bitter batter, made her bitter batter better. So 'twas better Betty Botter bought some better butter.

  • Rubber baby buggy bumpers.

  • Red rubber baby buggy bumpers bounce.

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

  • The instinct of an extinct insect stinks.

  • Three free throws.

  • Bad money mad bunny.

  • Toy boat. ( Try saying that one five times in a row)

  • Selfish shellfish.

  • Irish wristwatch.

  • Red leather, yellow leather.

  • The sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick (the hardest tongue-twister in the English language, according to Guinness World Records.)

  • Ed had edited it.

  • Greek grapes.

  • Truly rural.

  • Chop shops stock chops.

  • Are our oars oak?

  • Which witch wished which wicked wish?

  • I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit: and on the slitted sheet I sit.