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A tongue-twister is a sentence or phrase which is intended to be difficult to say.
Here’s an example:
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?
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.
Some tongue-twisters are intended to be repeated. Try saying the examples below 5 times quickly.
She sells seashells by the seashore.
Red lorry, yellow lorry.
And another (be careful not to say a naughty word with this one!):
Susie works in a shoeshine shop. Where she shines she sits, and where she sits she shines.