Tongue Twisters

Peter Piper, the pickled pepper picker, picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers did Peter Piper, the pickled pepper picker, pick.
If Peter Piper, the pickled pepper picker, picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where is the peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper, the pickled pepper picker, picked?

Red lorry, yellow lorry.

You know New York, You need New York,  You know you need unique New York.

The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick

Moses supposes his toeses are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously;
for Moses he knowses his toses aren’t roses, as Moses supposes his toeses to be.

Theophilus Thistle, the Thistle Sifter, Sifted a sieve of unsifted thistles.
If Theophilus Thistle, the Thistle Sifter, Sifted a sieve of unsifted thistles,
Where is the sieve of un-sifted thistles, that Theophilus Thistle, the Thistle Sifter, sifted?

Give me the gift of a grip-top sock,
A clip drape shipshape tip-top sock–
Not your spin slick slapstick slipshod stock,
But a plastic, elastic grip-top sock.

The big black bug bit the big black bear, and the big black bear bled badly.

What a to do to die today at a quarter or two to two.
A terrible difficult thing to say but a harder thing still to do.
The dragon will come at the beat of the drum
With a rat-a-tat-tat a-tat-tat a-tat-to
At a quarter or two to two today, at a quarter or two to two.

Big black bugs bleed blue black blood but baby black bugs bleed blue.

I am not the pheasant plucker,
I’m the pheasant plucker’s son
I’m only plucking pheasants
‘till the pheasant plucker’s come.

If you stick a stock of liquor in your locker
it is slick to stick a lock upon your stock
or some joker who is slicker
is going to trick you of your liquor
if you fail to lock your liquor with a lock.

I bought a bit of baking powder and baked a batch of biscuits. I brought a big basket of biscuits back to the bakery and baked a basket of big biscuits. Then I took the big basket of biscuits and the basket of big biscuits and mixed the big biscuits with the basket of biscuits that was next to the big basket and put a bunch of biscuits from the basket into a biscuit mixer and brought the basket of biscuits and the box of mixed biscuits and the biscuit mixer to the bakery and opened a tin of sardines.
Said to be a diction test for would-be radio announcers: To be read clearly, without mistakes, in less than 20 seconds (from Coronet Magazine, August 1948).

I’m a mother pheasant plucker,
I pluck mother pheasants.
I’m the most pleasant mother pheasant plucker,
to ever pluck a mother pheasant.

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