Top 10 Popular Tongue Twisters


Here is collection of 10 best tongue twisters to tie your tongue. These were hard enough to type much less to say. I found it amusing that the title to this post was a tongue twister: Top ten tongue twisters. Say that ten times fast, while reading these tongue twisters. If you have any favorites, please add them to the comments.

  1. She sells seashells by the seashore.
  2. The sixth sick sheikh’s sixth sheep’s sick.
  3. Six slippery snails, slid slowly seaward.
  4. Black bug bit a big black bear.
    But where is the big black bear that the big black bug bit?
  5. A skunk sat on a stump.
    The stump thunk the skunk stunk.
    The skunk thunk the stump stunk.
  6. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
    How man pickled peppers would Peter Piper pick?
  7. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
    If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
    He would chuck, he would, as much as he could,
    And chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would
    If a woodchuck could chuck wood
  8. A tutor who tooted a flute
    Tried to tutor two tooters to toot.
    Said the two to their tutor,
    “Is it harder t toot or
    To tutor two tooters to toot?
  9. 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.
  10. Betty Boughter 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 it better than the bitter butter
    So she bought a bit of better butter
    And put it in her batter
    And her batter was not bitter
    So t’was Betty Boughter bought a bit if better butter and put it in her
    batter and her batter was not bitter.
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  1. Sodden Seraphim on

    My favorite from my camp counselor days:

    I'm a mother pheasant plucker

    I pluck mother pheasants

    I'm the most pleasant mother pheasant plucker ever to pluck a mother pheasant.

    Ah, yes, how the kiddies loved to accidentally say mother f***er… good times.

    • I have 1 this can opener can open any can can any can opener can open this can if any can opener can open this can I can give the can opener free

  2. Sodden – I am disappointed I missed that tongue twister, although saying it around children might not be the best idea. Thanks for adding it to this list. I love that your name is as tongue twister too!

  3. here's a couple i remember from backinnaday: "red leather-yellow leather-red leather-yellow leather". another is "peggy babcock" (one of the most difficult i ever heard), then the ever popular "toy boat"–just try saying these five times really fast…good luck.

  4. Unique New York… Unique New York


    She stood on the balcony inexplicably mimicking him hiccuping, amicably welcoming him in.

  5. For a short but difficult one, try:

    “Irish wristwatch”

    Even if you can manage to get it once, if you try for multiple times quickly it’s very difficult.

  6. How about these two oldies?

    “Theophilous the thistle sifter
    thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb.”


    “Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?”

  7. what i remember about the peter piper tongue twister is this:

    Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper. A peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper, where’s the peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked?

    I remember this tongue twister so much because this was my favorite during my elementary years. Probably, 10-12 years ago. . .Until now, this still top in my favorite tongue twisters. ^_^

  8. Mukesh Dagur on

    what i read once in my school days betty ,,,,,, Betty bought a bit of butter, but bit of butter was bitter so she bought another bit of butter to make bit of bitter butter better.

  9. My favorite of all time, told to me by my grandfather:

    One smart feller and he felt smart.
    Two smart fellers and they felt smart.
    Three smart fellers and they all felt smart.


  10. Say this three times:

    One smart fellow, he felt smart,
    Two smart fellows, they felt smart,
    Three smart fellows, they felt smart,
    They all felt smart together

  11. I’ve got one

    One-one was a race horse
    Two-two was one too
    One-one won one race
    Two-two won one too

  12. Dashing_Neons on

    This is my favorite one:

    I’m not a fig plucker nor a fig plucker’s son but i’ll pluck figs ’til the fig plucker comes
    and this one:

    How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck enough wood to chuck more wood could the woodchuck could chuck last the day woodchuck woodchuck would could could would?

  13. One smart fellow, he felt smart
    Two smart fellows, they felt smart
    Three smart fellows, they felt smart
    Four smart fellows, they felt smart
    Keep adding fellows till you mess up!!!

  14. Jahnavi Krishnan on

    If u understand say understand.
    If u don’t understand say don’t understand.
    If u understand and say don’t understand, how will you understand that u understood?

    Try it faster…

  15. My favoutite!-
    I wish to wish the wish u wish to wish but if u wish to wish the witch wishes i wont wish the wish u wish to wish!!????

    Guys must tryy??

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