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.

10. Selling Sea Shells

She sells seashells by the seashore.

9. Sheikh’s Sheep

The sixth sick sheikh’s sixth sheep’s sick.

8. Slippery Snails

Six slippery snails, slid slowly seaward.

7. Bears and Bugs

Black bug bit a big black bear.
But where is the big black bear that the big black bug bit?

6. Stump Sitting Skunks

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

5. Peter and Pickled Peppers

If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
How man pickled peppers would Peter Piper pick?

4. Woodchucks Chucking Wood

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

3. Tooting Tutors

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?

2. Sleet Slitters

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.

1. Betty’s Batter

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. Try this “I am happy but not sad I am not sad but I am happy be happy but not sad not happy” TELL IT ATLEAST 5 TIMES ?????TIMES

  2. Try this “I am happy but not sad I am not sad but I am happy be happy but not sad not happy” TELL IT ATLEAST 5 TIMES ?????TIMES

  3. As a boy, I was taught
    “I want a respectable receptical for a delectable delicacy
    “Popular portable puzzles proving positively perplexing

    I saw Esau sitting on a see-saw and Esau saw me sitting on a see-saw

    Red lorry, yellow lorry (say that fast if you can)

  4. 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??

  5. 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…

  6. 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!!!

    • Bridge Wilson on

      A drowsy drunkard delivered delectable drinks during dinner to Diana’s delight

  7. 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?


  9. 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

  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. 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.


  12. 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.

  13. 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. ^_^

  14. How about these two oldies?

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


    “Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?”

  15. 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.

  16. Maitreya Barmanray on

    Try this one…

    ” Lower Roller.. Upper Roller”

    You are good if you manage this ten times

  17. Mrs Piggy Wiggy has a square cut punt…it's square at the back and round at the front.

    Do it fast!

  18. dead in the middle of little italy little did we know that we riddled some middle man who didnt do diddly

  19. Unique New York… Unique New York


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

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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