Play the Banjo? Try this one:

Fretless faux fret fingerboard fraternity.

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World’s Toughest Tongue Twister?

According to MIT, this is the world’s toughest tongue twister.

“Sixth sick Sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.”

What are your thoughts?  I have my own idea.

http://www.dogonews.com/2013/12/7/mit-researchers-reveal-the-worlds-toughest-tongue-twister

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Got New Denture Plates? Try This One!

Here’s a tongue twister that dentists have (had?) their patients with new plates practice:

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

Have fun!

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Woodchucks

Here’s another old chestnut:

If a woodchuck could chuck wood,
how much wood would a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck could and would?
But if a woodchuck could and would chuck wood,
no reason why he should, how much wood could a woodchuck
chuck if a woodchuck could and would chuck wood?

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Is This One Becoming Archaic?

If you remember this classic riddle, you are at least of my generation.  I am beginning to think that the younger generations, and particularly the upcoming ones, will not have any reference point from which to start.

What is black and white and red all over?

On second thought, there is a second answer that also works, at least until the answer becomes extinct.

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Three Terse Tongue Twists

Here are 3 short ones to wrap your tongues around your eye teeth with:

  Truly Rural

  Lemon Liniment

and the ever popular:

  Rugged Rubber Baby Bumpers

Try to say each one 3 times as quickly as you can, then say them one after the other rapidly.

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Peter Piper

Probably one of the first tongue twisters I learned as a young boy is this familiar chestnut:

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers

A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.

If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers

Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

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THE Classic Riddle

Probably the oldest known riddle is the classic Greek riddle posed by the Sphinx:

Which creature in the morning goes on four legs, at mid-day on two, and in the evening upon three, and the more legs it has, the weaker it be?

 

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Another New Blog (with conditions)

Hello, out there!  I am attempting to learn a bit about blogging with this (temporary) site.

I will be posting some of my favorite Tongue Twisters, and maybe a riddle or two and a few jokes. I welcome comments, but please keep them civil.

I hope you enjoy this, and I will keep you posted as to if and when I join as a “real” blog.

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