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November 12, 2023, is International Tongue Twister Day!

Tongue twisters are used in speech therapy and by public speakers to help improve pronunciation. They also say that they can cure the hiccups! However, tongue twisters can also be lots of fun! One of the biggest challenges of tongue twisters is saying them quickly without tripping over the words. See how many of these you can say without getting tongue-tied!

Try out these fun tongue twisters!

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A 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?

He threw three free throws.

A proper copper coffee pot.

A synonym for cinnamon is a cinnamon synonym.

Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat.

To begin to toboggan first buy a toboggan, but don't buy too big a toboggan. Too big a toboggan is too big a toboggan to buy to begin to toboggan.

She sells seashells by the seashore.

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

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 batter better So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter

Rubber baby buggy bumpers

Here are a few favorites from Dr. Seuss:

“If your daddy’s name is Jim and if Jim swims and if Jim’s slim, the perfect Christmas gift for him is a set of Slim Jim Swim Fins.”

— Oh Say Can You Say?

“The storm starts when the drops start dropping. When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.”

— Oh say can you Say?

“When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the bottle’s on a poodle and the poodle’s eating noodles… …they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle.”

— Fox in Socks

Here's an easy game to play

Here's an easy thing to say

New socks

Two socks

Whose socks?

Sue's socks

Who sews whose socks?

Sue sews Sue's socks

Who sees who sews whose new socks, sir?

You see Sue sew Sue's new socks, sir

"That's not easy, Mr. Fox, sir"

— Fox in Socks

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