200 English Tongue Twisters - tongue twisters



1

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?
 

2

A quick witted cricket critic.
 

3

I thought a thought.
But the thought I thought wasn't the thought I thought I thought.
If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought,
I wouldn't have thought so much.
 

4

I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.
 

5

How many boards
Could the Mongols hoard
If the Mongol hordes got bored?

from the comic Calvin & Hobbes, by Bill Waterson

6

How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
 

7

Send toast to ten tense stout saints' ten tall tents.

by Raymond Weisling

8

Denise sees the fleece,
Denise sees the fleas.
At least Denise could sneeze
and feed and freeze the fleas.
 

9

Coy knows pseudonoise codes.

by Pierre Abbat

10

Sheena leads, Sheila needs.
 

11

The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
 

12

Something in a thirty-acre thermal thicket of thorns and thistles thumped and thundered threatening the three-D thoughts of Matthew the thug - although, theatrically, it was only the thirteen-thousand thistles and thorns through the underneath of his thigh that the thirty year old thug thought of that morning.

by Meaghan Desbiens

13

Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
 

14

Seth at Sainsbury's sells thick socks.
 

15

You cuss, I cuss, we all cuss, for asparagus!

From a Far Side cartoon by Gary Larson

16

Roberta ran rings around the Roman ruins.
 

17

Clean clams crammed in clean cans.
 

18

Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.
 

19

I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish.
 

20

Stupid superstition!
 

21

There was a fisherman named Fisher
who fished for some fish in a fissure.
Till a fish with a grin,
pulled the fisherman in.
Now they're fishing the fissure for Fisher.
 

22

World Wide Web
 

23

To sit in solemn silence in a dull dark dock
In a pestilential prison with a life long lock
Awaiting the sensation of a short sharp shock
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block.

by W.S. Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan from The Mikado

24

Picky people pick Peter Pan Peanut-Butter, 'tis the peanut-butter picky people pick.

from a commercial

25

If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?
 

26

Luke's duck likes lakes. Luke Luck licks lakes. Luke's duck licks lakes. Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes. Luke Luck takes licks in lakes duck likes.

from Dr. Seuss' Fox in Socks

27

Seventy seven benevolent elephants

harder than it seems

28

There those thousand thinkers were thinking how did the other three thieves go through.
 

29

Santa's Short Suit Shrunk

name of a children's book

30

I was born on a pirate ship

Hold your tounge while saying it.

31

I scream, you scream, we all scream for icecream!
 

32

Wayne went to Wales to watch walruses.
 

33

In 'ertford, 'ereford and 'ampshire, 'urricanes 'ardly Hever 'appen.

From the film ""My Fair Lady""

34

One-one was a race horse.
Two-two was one too.
One-one won one race.
Two-two won one too.
 

35

Eleven benevolent elephants
 

36

Celibate celebrant, celibate celebrant, celibate celebrant, ...
 

37

Willy's real rear wheel

David Bowser in Harrisburg, PA

38

If Pickford's packers packed a packet of crisps would the packet of crisps that Pickford's packers packed survive for two and a half years?

from Naomi Fletcher's real life

39

Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards
 

40

Gobbling gorgoyles gobbled gobbling goblins.
 

41

Did Dick Pickens prick his pinkie pickling cheap cling peaches in an inch of Pinch or framing his famed French finch photos?
 

42

Pirates Private Property
 

43

What a terrible tongue twister,
what a terrible tongue twister,
what a terrible tongue twister...
 

44

Sweet sagacious Sally Sanders said she sure saw seven segregated seaplanes sailing swiftly southward Saturday.
 

45

A big black bug bit a big black dog on his big black nose!

by Kitty Morrow

46

Elizabeth's birthday is on the third Thursday of this month.
 

47

Ann and Andy's anniversary is in April.
 

48

Flash message!
 

49

Frogfeet, flippers, swimfins.
 

50

Hassock hassock, black spotted hassock. Black spot on a black back of a black spotted hassock.
 

51

How many cookies could a good cook cook If a good cook could cook cookies? A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies.
 

52

How much ground would a groundhog hog, if a groundhog could hog ground? A groundhog would hog all the ground he could hog, if a groundhog could hog ground.
 

53

How much pot, could a pot roast roast, if a pot roast could roast pot.
 

54

How much wood could Chuck Woods' woodchuck chuck, if Chuck Woods' woodchuck could and would chuck wood? If Chuck Woods' woodchuck could and would chuck wood, how much wood could and would Chuck Woods' woodchuck chuck? Chuck Woods' woodchuck would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as any woodchuck would, if a woodchuck could and would chuck wood.
 

55

Mary Mac's mother's making Mary Mac marry me.
My mother's making me marry Mary Mac.
Will I always be so Merry when Mary's taking care of me?
Will I always be so merry when I marry Mary Mac?

from a song by Carbon Leaf

56

Mr. Tongue Twister tried to train his tongue to twist and turn, and twit an twat, to learn the letter ""T"".
 

57

Pete's pa pete poked to the pea patch to pick a peck of peas for the poor pink pig in the pine hole pig-pen.
 

58

She saw Sherif's shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure she saw Sherif's shoes on the sofa?
 

59

Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew.
While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew.
Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze.
Freezy trees made these trees' cheese freeze.
That's what made these three free fleas sneeze.

from Fox in Sox by Dr. Seuss

60

Two tried and true tridents
 

61

rudder valve reversals

the cause of some plane crashes

62

Birdie birdie in the sky laid a turdie in my eye.
If cows could fly I'd have a cow pie in my eye.
 

63

How many cans can a cannibal nibble
if a cannibal can nibble cans?
As many cans as a cannibal can nibble
if a cannibal can nibble cans.
 

64

A twister of twists once twisted a twist;
A twist that he twisted was a three-twisted twist;
If in twisting a twist one twist should untwist,
The untwisted twist would untwist the twist.
 

65

Thirty-three thirsty, thundering thoroughbreds thumped Mr. Thurber on Thursday.
 

66

Four furious friends fought for the phone.
 

67

Plymouth sleuths thwart Luther's slithering.
 

68

Bobby Bippy bought a bat.
Bobby Bippy bought a ball.
With his bat Bob banged the ball
Banged it bump against the wall
But so boldly Bobby banged it
That he burst his rubber ball
""Boo!"" cried Bobby
Bad luck ball
Bad luck Bobby, bad luck ball
Now to drown his many troubles
Bobby Bippy's blowing bubbles.

from mid-Willamette Valley theater

69

Black background, brown background.
 

70

Why do you cry, Willy?
Why do you cry?
Why, Willy?
Why, Willy?
Why, Willy? Why?
 

71

Very well, very well, very well ...
 

72

Tie twine to three tree twigs.
 

73

Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery.
 

74

Mares eat oats and does eat oats,
and little lambs eat ivy.
A Kid will eat ivy too, wouldn't you?
 

75

Three short sword sheaths.
 

76

Caution: Wide Right Turns

Seen on semi-tractor trailers

77

Rolling red wagons
 

78

Green glass globes glow greenly.
 

79

Robert Wayne Rutter

personal name

80

I stood sadly on the silver steps of Burgess's fish sauce shop, mimicking him hiccuping, and wildly welcoming him within.
 

81

When I was in Arkansas I saw a saw that could outsaw any other saw I ever saw, saw. If you've got a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw saw then I'd like to see your saw saw.
 

82

black back bat
 

83

The queen in green screamed.
 

84

How many berries could a bare berry carry,
if a bare berry could carry berries?
Well they can't carry berries
(which could make you very wary)
but a bare berry carried is more scary!
 

85

What did you have for breakfast?
- rubber balls and liquor!
What did you have for lunch?
- rubber balls and liquor!
What did you have for dinner?
- rubber balls and liquor!

- rubber balls and liquor!
 

86

Snap Crackel pop,
Snap Crackel pop,
Snap Crackel pop
 

87

Six slimy snails sailed silently.
 

88

I thought, I thought of thinking of thanking you.
 

89

Seven slick slimey snakes slowly sliding southward.
 

90

Red Buick, blue Buick
 

91

Roofs of mushrooms rarely mush too much.

by Matt Duchnowski

92

He threw three balls.
 

93

The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes.
 

94

Singing Sammy sung songs on sinking sand.
 

95

We're real rear wheels.
 

96

Rhys watched Ross switch his Irish wristwatch for a Swiss wristwatch.
 

97

I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch.
 

98

Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear.
 

99

On a lazy laser raiser lies a laser ray eraser.
 

100

Scissors sizzle, thistles sizzle.
 

101

Tom threw Tim three thumbtacks.
 

102

How much caramel can a canny canonball cram in a camel if a canny canonball can cram caramel in a camel?
 

103

He threw three free throws.
 

104

Fresh French fried fly fritters
 

105

Gig whip, gig whip, gig whip, ...
 

106

I was born on a pirate ship.

Say it while holding your tongue.

107

2 Y's U R.
2 Y's U B.
I C U R.
2 Y's 4 me!
 

108

Little Mike left his bike like Tike at Spike's.
 

109

Eddie edited it.
 

110

Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
Spread it thick, say it quick!
Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
Spread it thicker, say it quicker!
Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
Don't eat with your mouth full!
 

111

Wow, race winners really want red wine right away!
 

112

The ruddy widow really wants ripe watermelon and red roses when winter arrives.
 

113

I'll chew and chew until my jaws drop.
 

114

Triple Dickle

a strong drink

115

How many sheets could a sheet slitter slit if a sheet slitter could slit sheets?
 

116

Supposed to be pistachio,
supposed to be pistachio,
supposed to be pistachio.

by Diane Estep

117

Chester Cheetah chews a chunk of cheep cheddar cheese.

from a high school singing class

118

Real rock wall, real rock wall, real rock wall
 

119

Argyle Gargoyle
 

120

Peggy Babcock

personal name

121

If you're keen on stunning kites and cunning stunts,
buy a cunning stunning stunt kite.
 

122

Two tiny tigers take two taxis to town.
 

123

Sounding by sound is a sound method of sounding sounds.

by Pierre Abbat

124

Willie's really weary.
 

125

Yally Bally had a jolly golliwog. Feeling folly, Yally Bally Bought his jolly golli' a dollie made of holly! The golli', feeling jolly, named the holly dollie, Polly. So Yally Bally's jolly golli's holly dollie Polly's also jolly!

by Mistah Twistah, Tony Valuch

126

Out in the pasture the nature watcher watches the catcher. While the catcher watches the pitcher who pitches the balls. Whether the temperature's up or whether the temperature's down, the nature watcher, the catcher and the pitcher are always around. The pitcher pitches, the catcher catches and the watcher watches. So whether the temperature's rises or whether the temperature falls the nature watcher just watches the catcher who's watching the pitcher who's watching the balls.

by Sharon Johnson

127

Tommy Tucker tried to tie Tammy's Turtles tie.
 

128

John, where Peter had had ""had had"", had had ""had"";
""had had"" had had his master's approval.
 

129

Excited executioner exercising his excising powers excessively.
 

130

Pail of ale aiding ailing Al's travails.

from India

131

Double bubble gum, bubbles double.
 

132

If you can't can any candy can,
how many candy cans can a candy canner can
if he can can candy cans ?
 

133

Octopus ocular optics.
and
A cat snaps a rat's paxwax.

by Pierre Abbat

134

This is the sixth zebra snoozing thoroughly.
 

135

Salty broccoli, salty broccoli, salty broccoli ....
 

136

I saw Esau kissing Kate.
I saw Esau, he saw me, and she saw I saw Esau.
 

137

A slimey snake slithered down the sandy sahara.
 

138

Suzie Seaword's fish-sauce shop sells unsifted thistles for thistle-sifters to sift.
 

139

I eat eel while you peel eel
 

140

Nothing is worth thousands of deaths.
 

141

Casual clothes are provisional for leisurely trips across Asia.
 

142

East Fife Four, Forfar Five

An actual football result from the Scottish third division

143

Roy Wayne
Roy Rogers
Roy Rash

personal names

144

Wunwun was a racehorse, Tutu was one too. Wunwun won one race, Tutu won one too.
 

145

It's not the cough that carries you off,
it's the coffin they carry you off in!
 

146

She said she should sit.
 

147

Mo mi mo me send me a toe,
Me me mo mi get me a mole,
Mo mi mo me send me a toe,
Fe me mo mi get me a mole,
Mister kister feet so sweet,
Mister kister where will I eat !?
 

148

Will you, William? Will you, William? Will you, William?
Can't you, don't you, won't you, William?
 

149

I wish you were a fish in my dish
 

150

She stood on the balcony, inexplicably mimicking him hiccuping, and amicably welcoming him in.

An actor's vocal warmup for lips and tongue.

151

The big black bug bit the big black bear,
but the big black bear bit the big black bug back!
 

152

Dust is a disk's worst enemy.
 

153

I see a sea down by the seashore.
But which sea do you see down by the seashore?
 

154

Old Mr. Hunt
had a cuddy punt
Not a cuddy punt
but a hunt punt cuddy.
 

155

As one black bug, bled blue, black blood. The other black bug bled blue.
 

156

Mommy made me eat my M&Ms.
 

157

I'm not the fig plucker,
Nor the fig plucker's son,
but I'll pluck your figs
till the fig plucker comes.
 

158

A gazillion gigantic grapes gushed
gradually giving gophers gooey guts.
 

159

Aluminum, linoleum, aluminum, linoleum, aluminum, linoleum
 

160

Thin grippy thick slippery.
 

161

There once was a two toed, she toad, tree toad,
and a three toed, he toad, tree toad....
 

162

The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick
 

163

The owner of the inside inn was inside his inside inn with his inside outside his inside inn.
 

164

If you notice this notice,
you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.
 

165

If you understand, say ""understand"".
If you don't understand, say ""don't understand"".
But if you understand and say ""don't understand"".
how do I understand that you understand. Understand!?
 

166

She sees cheese.
 

167

Brent Spence Bridge
Clay Wade Bailey Bridge

places in Ohio

168

Chukotko-Kamchatkan

pertaining to the Siberian people living in Kamchatka

169

There those thousand thinkers were thinking
where did those other three thieves go through.
 

170

Five frantic frogs fled from fifty fierce fishes.
 

171

One smart fellow, he felt smart.
Two smart fellows, they felt smart.
Three smart fellows, they felt smart.
Four smart fellows, they felt smart.
Five smart fellows, they felt smart.
Six smart fellows, they felt smart.
 

172

Seven sleazy shysters in sharkskin suits sold sheared sealskins to seasick sailors.
 

173

I would if I could! But I can't, so I won't!
 

174

But a harder thing still to do.

What a to do to die today
At a quarter or two to two.
A terrible difficult thing to say
But a harder thing still to do.
The dragon will come at the beat of the drum
With a rat-a-tat-tat a-tat-tat a-tat-to
At a quarter or two to two today,
At a quarter or two to two.

From a college drama class

175

Love's a feeling you feel when you feel
you're going to feel the feeling you've never felt before.
 

176

Silly sheep weep and sleep.
 

177

Truly rural, truly rural, truly rural, ...
 

178

A turbot's not a burbot, for a turbot's a butt, but a burbot's not.
 

179

I know a boy named Tate
who dined with his girl at eight eight.
I'm unable to state what Tate ate at eight eight
or what Tate's tête à tête ate at eight eight.
 

180

I saw a saw in Arkansas,
that would outsaw any saw I ever saw,
and if you got a saw
that will outsaw the saw I saw in Arkansas
let me see your saw.
 

181

The seething sea ceaseth; thus the seething sea sufficeth us.
 

182

Real weird rear wheels

by Michael Dworkin and Bill Harvey

183

I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit, upon a slitted sheet I sit.
 

184

A pessimistic pest exists amidst us.
 

185

Knife and a fork bottle and a cork
that is the way you spell New York.

Chicken in the car and the car can go,
that is the way you spell Chicago.
 

186

Five fuzzy French frogs Frolicked through the fields in France.
 

187

Two to two to Toulouse?
 

188

Swatch watch
 

189

Dr. Johnson and Mr. Johnson, after great consideration, came to the conclusion that the Indian nation beyond the Indian Ocean is back in education because the chief occupation is cultivation.
 

190

Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran.
 

191

Buckets of bug blood, buckets of bug blood, buckets of bug blood
 

192

I'm a sock cutter and I cut socks.
I'm a sock cutter and I cut socks.
I'm a sock cutter and I cut socks.
 

193

If coloured caterpillars could change their colours constantly could they keep their coloured coat coloured properly?
 

194

We won, we won, we won, we won, ...
 

195

Thirty-three thousand people think that Thursday is their thirtieth birthday.

by Julia Dicum

196

How much ground could a grounghog grind if a groundhog could grind ground?
 

197

How may saws could a see-saw saw if a see-saw could saw saws?

by Jillian Goetz

198

As he gobbled the cakes on his plate,
the greedy ape said as he ate,
the greener green grapes are,
the keener keen apes are
to gobble green grape cakes,
they're great!

from Dr. Seuss's O Say Can You Say?

199

How much myrtle would a wood turtle hurdle if a wood turtle could hurdle myrtle?
A wood turtle would hurdle as much myrtle as a wood turtle could hurdle if a wood turtle could hurdle myrtle.
 

200

Shut up the shutters and sit in the shop.
 



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