How Fast Can You Say
These Tongue Twisters?

 Bitter Butter


Betty Botter bought some butter.
“But,” she said, “the butter’s bitter.
If I put it in my batter, it will 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 put it in her batter and the batter was not bitter.
So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter!

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.



 The Tutor.


A Tudor who tooted a flute
Tried to tutor two tooters to toot.
Said the two to their tutor,
“Is it harder to toot
or to tutor two tooters to toot?”

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.





Shelia is selling shops at the seashore,
For shops at the seashore are so sure to loose,
If Shelia is selling shops at the seashore,
I think that she’s surly selling her shoes.

(Danny Kaye Song Approximately 1930)
© Unknown.



 The Saw.


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.

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.



 The Tree Toad.


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

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.



 The Doctor’ Doctor.


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?

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.





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

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.





Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not.
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot.
We will weather the weather
Whether we like it or not.

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.





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 I thought.

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.



 The Turkey Plucker.


I’m not the turkey plucker,
Nor the turkey plucker’s son,
But I’ll pluck your turkey’s
‘Till the turkey plucker comes.

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.



 The Canner.


A canner exceedingly canny,
One morning remarked to his granny,
A canner can can,
Anything that he can,
But a canner can’t can a can; can He?

© Win Ivin.





There was a young fisher named Fischer
Who fished for a fish in a fissure.
The fish with a grin,
Pulled the fisherman in;
Now they’re fishing the fissure for Fischer.

© Win Ivin.





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?

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.





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.

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.



 Felt Felt.


Of all the felt I ever felt,
I never felt a piece of felt
which felt as fine as that felt felt,
when first I felt that felt hat’s felt.

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.



 Twirling Twine.


When a twister a-twisting will twist him a twist,
For the twisting of his twist, he three twines doth intwist;
But if one of the twines of the twist do untwist,
The twine that untwisteth untwisteth the twist.

Untwirling the twine that untwisteth between,
He twirls, with his twister, the two in a twine;
Then twice having twisted the twines of the twine,
He twitcheth the twice he had twined in twain.

The twain that in twining before in the twine,
As twines were intwisted he now doth untwine;
Twist the twain inter-twisting a twine more between,
He, twirling his twister, makes a twist of the twine.

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.



 Dinner Date.


I know a boy named Tate
Who dined with his girl at eight.
But I’m unable to state what Tate ate at eight
Or what Tate’s tête à tête ate at eight.

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.





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!?

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.



 The Pheasant Plucker.


I am not the pheasant plucker,
I’m a pheasant plucker’s wife,
But I’ll be plucking pheasants,
All my pheasant plucking life.

I am not a pheasant plucker,
I’m a pheasant plucker’s son,
But I’ll be plucking pheasants,
‘Till the pheasant plucking done.

I am not the pheasant plucker,
I’m a pheasant plucker’s daughter,
But I’ll be plucking pheasants,
Like a pheasant plucker oughter.

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.



 Moses Tipsy.


Moses supposes his toeses are roses,
But Moses supposes erroneously.
For Moses, he knowses his toeses aren’t roses,
As Moses supposes his toeses to be.

(Danny Kaye Song Approximately 1930)
© Unknown.





Heather is hoping for Hoptita Heatie,
To hack a hibiscus to hang on her hat,
Now Heather has hundreds of hat on her hat rack,
So how can Hoptita Heatie help that.

(Danny Kaye Song Approximately 1930)
© Unknown.



 A Barren Moor.


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 his moor,
And so one morn he bored the boar,
That boar will bore the bear no more.

© Unknown.



 Hunting Hound’s.


Hunting hound’s have hardly ever,
Harkened to handsome Harold’s hunting horn.
For handsome Harold’s hunting horn,
Is hung hugely with hibiscus.

(Author Unknown)
© Partly On The Busses.




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