Who doesn't love a good tongue twister?
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, how many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
(Wow - that one is even a good typing twister! I didn't realize how much exercise the pinkie gets with those Ps!)
She sells seashells down by the seashore.
Sheena leads, Sheila needs.
A tongue twister is meant to tie up your tongue and send you in circles as you read it aloud. It's a great tool to improve diction for actors, and guaranteed fun and giggles for kids! Tongue twisters can use alliteration (in which nearly all the words begin with the same letter), homonyms (same sound, different meaning), difficult sound combinations (such as "toy boat"), rhyming or repeat sounds within the word for their tangled effect.
writing exercise: Using any method above, or creating your own, write a tongue twister. Be sure to read it aloud (as fast as you can!) before posting to ensure it will successful tie up the reader's tongue.
(Click "read more" for the writercizer sample response using alliteration with the letter B.)writercizer response:
Bubbly baby Betty Barnaby burps big bellowing belches between bitty, bitty bites of baby banana bits.