A few tongue twisters

Amidst the mists and coldest frosts,
With stoutest wrists and loudest boasts,
He thrusts his fist against the posts
And still insists he sees the ghosts.
~ Unknown by me


A skunk sat on a stump
and thunk the stump stunk,
but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.


Six slippery snails, slid slowly seaward.

Do you have a tongue twister to share?

26 thoughts on “A few tongue twisters

  1. nrhatch

    Not exactly.
    How about a limerick I wrote awhile back which also applies to tongue twisters:

    There’s something fun about limericks
    Especially those that boast gimmericks
    They make us smile
    And ponder awhile
    On the sleight of tongue trickericks

    Thanks for sharing, GM.

    1. Grannymar

      Limerick. I spent a few days there about two years ago. It is at the mouth of the Shannon River on the West Coast of Ireland!

      Nancy, I love your gimmericking and trickericking, they give the tongue plenty of exercise. 😀

  2. colonialist

    The Leith Police dismisseth us has also been flogged mercilessly.

    She sells seashells on the seashore,
    The shells she sells are seashells, I’m sure,
    For if she sells seashells on the seachore,
    Then I’m sure she sells seashore shells.

  3. SchmidleysScribbling

    I’m not feeling too clever today, but I’m sure to think of one later. On the other hand there is always ‘Peter Piper picked a peck of Pickled Peppers,’ as mentioned by others.

    Not a tongue twister, but how about this:

    ‘ As I was going to Saint Ives, I met a man with seven wives,
    Each wife had seven sacks and each sack held seven cats,
    Each cat had seven kits.
    Kits, cats, sacks and wives, how many going to Saint Ives?.

  4. nrhatch

    I saw your comment to Debra about how you celebrated Halloween:

    “We ate colcannon, apple pie and barmbrack.”

    I love colcannon and apple pie, but never heard of barmbrack before ~ so I googled it. And now I want some. After I’m finished with my slice of Pineapple cake. 😀


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