These tongue twisters are little stories or fun rhymes that are difficult to say. There are numerous versions of some of these, and each region has its own unique variations. Check out the links for other tongue twister pages.


A tutor who tooted the flute
Tried to tutor two tutors to toot.
Said the two to the tutor,
"Is it harder to toot,
Or to tutor two tutors to toot?"

"Lift the ladder later," lisped Lester.
Lester lisped, "Lift the latter later."

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 pickeled peppers Peter Piper picked?

I stood on the steps of Burgesses fish sauce shop
Mimicking him hiccuping and welcoming him in.

Moses supposes his toses are roses,
But Moses supposes erroneously,
For nobody's toeses are posies of roses
As Moses supposes his toses to be.
[Pronounce toses as "toe-zez" so it rhymes with Moses]

Tom threw Tim three thumbtacks.
Three thumbtacks were thrown to Tim by Tom.
Why did Tom throw Tim three thumbtacks?

Three gray geese in the green grass grazing.
Gray were the geese and green was the grass
In which the geese were grazing.

A skunk sat on a stump.
The stump thunk the skunk stunk.
The skunk thunk the stump stunk.

Theophilus, the thistle sifter, while sifting a sifter full of thistles, thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb.

Betty Bottter bought some butter,
"But," she said, "the butter's bitter.
If I put it in my batter,
It will make my batter better."
So, she bought a bit of butter
And she put it in her batter
And it made her batter better.
(Shouldn't bitter butter make Betty Botter's batter bitter?
Or is bitter batter from bitter butter better?)

Betty Botter had some butter,
"But," she said, "the butter's bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
It would make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter,
That would make my batter better."
So she bought a bit of butter,
Better than her bitter butter,
And she baked it in her batter;
And the batter was not bitter
So 'twas better Betty Botter
Bought a bit of better butter.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

If one doctor doctors another doctor, does the doctor who doctors the doctor doctor the doctor the way the doctor he is doctoring doctors? Or does he doctor the doctor the way the doctor who doctors doctors?
(The doctoring doctor doctors the doctor the way the doctoring doctor wants to doctor the doctor; not the way the doctored doctor wants to be doctored.)

A tree toad loved a she-toad who lived up in a tree.
He was a two-toed tree toad but a three-toed was she.
The two-toed tree toad tried to win the three-toed she-toad's heart,
For the two-toed tree toad loved the ground that the three-toed tree toad trod.
But the two-toed tree toad tried in vain. He couldn't please her whim.
From her tree toad bower with her three-toed power the she-toad vetoed him.

A flea and a fly in a flue
Said the fly, "Oh what should we do?"
Said the flea, "Let us fly."
Said the fly, "Let us flee."
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

Mr. See owned a saw and Mr. Soar owned a seesaw.
Now, See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw before Soar saw See, which made Soar sore.
Had Soar seen See's saw before See sawed Soar's seesaw,
See's saw would not have sawed Soar's seesaw.
So See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw.
But it was sad to see Soar so sore just because See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw.

Once a fellow met a fellow in a field of beans.
Said a fellow to a fellow, "If a fellow asks a fellow,
Can a fellow tell a fellow what a fellow means?"

I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit.
And on a slitted sheet I sit.
I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit.
The sheet I slit, that sheet was it.

Swan swam over the sea,
Swim, swan, swim!
Swan swam back again,
Well swum, swan!

Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep.
The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed shilly-shallied south.
These sheep shouldn't sleep in a shack;
Sheep should sleep in a shed.

You've no need to light a night-light
On a light night like tonight,
For a night-light's light's a slight light,
And tonight's a night that's light.
When a night's light, like tonight's light,
It is really not quite right
To light night-lights with their slight lights
On a light night like tonight.

One-One was a racehorse.
Two-Two was one too.
When One-One won one race,
Two-two won one too.

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