Tongue twisters are an interested way to see if you have a good grasp on the English language. There are many words in the language with many different meanings, and some words which are spelled the same are actually pronounced differently. Take lead for example — you can lead an army into battle, but the bullets that’ll be shot in the battle are made of lead. That’s just one word of many in the English language that has multiple pronunciations for the same spelling, and that’s what gets you on tongue twisters. Here are 10 that you can try wrap your head, and your tongue, around.
The Big Black Bear
The big black bug bit the big black bear, but the big black bear bit the big black bug back!
While We Were Walking
While we were walking, we were watching window washers wash Washington’s windows with warm washing water.
Mary Mac’s Mother
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?
She saw Sheriff`s shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure she saw Sheriff`s shoes on the sofa?
There was a writer called Wright, he taught his son to write Wright right: “It`s not tight to write Wright `Rite`, please try to write Wright right!”
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!?
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.
Near An Ear
Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear.
Fried Fresh Fish
Frivolous fat Fannie fried fresh fish furiously.
Cup Of Coffee
Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.