We cleaned out my mother’s home last week and found her father’s 110 year old collection of tongue twisters. Here’s #1:
Theophiles Thistle, the successful thistle sifter, sifted a bushel of thistles and stuck 3,000 thistles through the t hick of his thumb.
What can you add?
Would that make your grandfather an alliterator (one who alliterates)?
He definitely alliterated, but he wasn’t the original alliterator of these. I should have said it was his collection to clarify that these were not his original inventions.
So, he was actually an accumulator of alliterations. All right!
Siri said: Siri sells Siri shells by the seashore.
Black bug’s blood.
seems simple until you try to say it 3 times fast.
I couldn’t make it through two times fast, so there’s that.
Indeed! You intuit rightly, indubitably!
The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes .
A couple more from my grandfather’s collection of favorites:
The sea ceaseth and it sufficeth us.
The chop shop stocks chops.
I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit, upon the slitted sheet I sit.
Oh my, yikes! I won’t try this one in public!
According to reasearch done at MIT, the hardest tongue twister, at least in English, is…
Pad kid poured curd pulled cod.
Source: The 14 Toughest Tongue-Twisters
Another I won’t try in public!