There are scores of tongue twisters that you can try out. Tongue twisters are challenging, fun and exciting. Moreover, they lighten the mood and spread giggles and laughter in the room. It’s a great icebreaker as well!
Flies fly but a fly flies.
Why is that? Can anyone guess? I guess it’s all part of the game called “Tongue Twister”.
We all know the cliché tongue twisters ‘Betty Botter’s Better Batter’ and ‘Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper’, that we’ve been hearing ever since we were kids. Practically everybody has grown up with them. Tongue twisters are loads of fun to both the people listening and the ones saying it. A tongue twister is nothing but a phrase, sentence or a group of words that prove arduous to articulate. They comprise alliterations, rhymes, distinct homophones and series of similar sounds. However, besides conducing to humor, tongue twisters are also used to help students improve their pronunciation. They are included in lessons and are found to be effective in improving consonant and vowel sounds.
Funny Tongue Twisters for Adults
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.
Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep.
The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed
These sheep shouldn’t sleep in a shack;
sheep should sleep in a shed.
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.
A skunk sat on a stump.
The stump thought the skunk stunk.
The skunk thought the stump stunk
What stunk the skunk or the stump?
I’m not a pheasant plucker,
I’m a pheasant pluckers son.
And I’m only plucking pheasants
’till the pheasant plucker comes.
Denise sees the fleece,
Denise sees the fleas.
At least Denise could sneeze
and feed and freeze the fleas.
Billy Button bought a buttered
did Billy Button buy a buttered
If Billy Button bought a buttered
Where’s the buttered biscuit
Billy Button bought??
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.
I need not your needles, they’re needless to me;
For kneading of noodles, ’twere needless, you see;
But did my neat knickers but need to be kneed,
I then should have need of your needles indeed.
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!
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.
Once upon a barren moor
There dwelt a bear, also a boar.
The bear could not bear the boar.
The boar thought the bear a bore.
At last the bear could bear no more
Of that boar that bored him on the moor,
And so one morn he bored the boar
That boar will bore the bear no more.
One Line Funny Tongue Twisters for Adults
ツ Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks
ツ Picky people pick Peter Pan Peanut-Butter, ’tis the peanut-butter picky people pick.
ツ There those thousand thinkers were thinking how did the other three thieves go through.
How much pot, could a pot roast roast, if a pot roast could roast pot.
ツ The thirty three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
ツ Silly Simon’s sitting in a shoe shine shop. Where he sits he shines, and where he shines he sits.
ツ Who washed Washington’s white woolen underwear when Washington’s washer woman went West?
ツ The Smothers brothers’ father’s mother’s brothers are the Smothers brothers’ mother’s father’s other brothers.
ツ Six slippery snails, slid slowly seaward.
ツ Gertie’s great-grandma grew aghast at Gertie’s grammar.
ツ Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.
These were just some simple tongue twisters. There are scores of different tongue twisters to keep you entertained. You could even make your own tongue twister by combining similar consonants. You could also think of a small silly story and begin each sentence with the same letter, add some rhyme to it and flaunt your very own tongue twister. All the best!