http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/~ralph/tt.html

 

 

 

Cheryl's chilly cheap chip shop sells Cheryl's cheap chips.

 

The cat catchers can't catch caught cats.

 

Bright blows the broom on the brook's bare brown banks.

 

Black bugs' blood.

 

The bleak breeze blights the bright blue blossom

 

All I want is a proper cup of coffee
Made in a proper copper coffee pot.
You can believe it or not,
But I just want a cup of coffee
In a proper coffee pot.
Tin coffee pots
Or iron coffee pots
Are of no use to me.
If I can't have
A proper cup of coffee
In a proper copper coffee pot,
I'll have a cup of tea!

 

Betty beat a bit of butter to make a better batter.

 

Am I and Amy aiming anemic anemonies on my many enemies?

 

Tiny orangutan tongues!

A laurel-crowned clown!

 

When does the wristwatch strap shop shut?
Does the wristwatch strap shop shut soon?
Which wristwatch straps are Swiss wristwatch straps?

Lesser weather never weathered lesser wetter weather. A purely rural duel truly plural is better than a purely plural duel truly rural.

Is there a pleasant peasant present?

United States twin-screw steel cruisers.

Urgent detergent!

Robin Redbreast's bad breath

Do drop in at the Dewdrop Inn.

 

Diligence dismisseth despondency

 

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?

 

She is a thistle sifter
and she has a sieve of sifted thistles,
and a sieve of unsifted thistles,
and the sieve of unsifted thistles
she sieves into the sieve of sifted thistles,
because she is a thistle sifter.

 

The sun shines on shop signs.

A tidy tiger tied a tie tighter to tidy her tiny tail

On two thousand acres, too tangled for tilling,
Where thousands of thorn trees grew thrifty and thrilling,
Theophilus Twistle, less thrifty than some,
Thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb!

 

"Sheath thy sword," the surly sheriff said, "or surely shall a churlish serf soon shatter thee."

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

 

Sheep shouldn't sleep in a shack.
Sheep should sleep in a shed.

 

Thirty thrifty whistling washers witchingly whistling, wishing washing was washed.

Meet Sir Cecil Thistlethwaite, the celebrated theological statistician.

Tongue Twisters collected by Giles Brandreth, selected by Nisi

Happy Birthday Ralph !
15 August 1997


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