Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Nov 7: Internationl Tongue Twister Day

Two-fer Wednesday!

I don't know who comes up with deciding what gets, "celebrated" isn't the right word....Commemorated? Noticed? on certain days. I truly don't.Apparently the other day was National Doughnut Day. I ignored it, because I didn't need a reason to eat delicious, doughy, frosted goodness. Mmmmm, doughnuts. Stop. I didn't. But apparently today is International Tongue Twister Day. Seriously. Is there a committee in the World Trade Center that decides which days are when? "International" Tongue Twister Day? Really?

Anyway, we all know this one:
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood? 
I'm not good a speaking a normal sentence. The other day at Disneyland I told cimblog(tm) that I was going to the Holly Joliday bakery, when what I really meant to say was the Jolly Holiday bakery. I do that kind of stuff all the time. Siri even has a hard time understanding me. Do I slur? Mumble? I didn't think so, but Siri is giving me a complex. I told her the other day she was absolutely useless and she forlornly said, "I'm just trying to help." Oh sure, she understands when I insult her but not when I'm just trying to send a text message. 

Anyway, try your luck with some of these doozies:

I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.
(Be careful with that one.)
Denise sees the fleece,
Denise sees the fleas.
At least Denise could sneeze
and feed and freeze the fleas.
 This one isn't actually too bad:
Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
 And this one will make you sound like you're from southern Spain:
Something in a thirty-acre thermal thicket of thorns and thistles thumped and thundered threatening the three-D thoughts of Matthew the thug - although, theatrically, it was only the thirteen-thousand thistles and thorns through the underneath of his thigh that the thirty year old thug thought of that morning.
If you’re really in the mood for a challenge, try mastering a few tongue twisters not in your native tongue.


  1. Ha! Made me laugh out loud when you said, "Be careful with that one." Thanks for the smile!!

  2. HA! You should combine the two. Tell Siri to text me one of your tongue twisters. See what that gets you!! Tongue Tiwster day, indeed!