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Tough Tongue Twisters

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Remember daring friends to tongue twisters as a kid?

Turns there is more to them than getting people to stumble over their words. Tongue Twisters actually act as warm up exercises for the mouth and improve flexibility in the mouth, lips, and jaw. This leads to improved enunciation and greater ability to properly form vowels in order to produce a clearer tone.

Vocalists incorporate tongue twisters into their warm up routines, as do speech therapists. Try out these tongue twisters and see if you can improve your speech clarity! The sixth sick sheikh’s sixth sheep’s sick (the hardest tongue-twister in the English language, according to Guinness World Records.)

Which witch wished which wicked wish? 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 will make my bitter batter better.

So she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter, put it in her bitter batter, made her bitter batter better. So ’twas better Betty Botter bought some better butter. I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit: and on the slitted sheet I sit.Do you have a favorite tongue twister of your own?

Stop by and tell us!