“More than 70 people try to say 70 tongue twisters from 70 countries. In this tongue twisters challenge, citizens from all around the world attempt funny tongue twisters in different languages. Most English speakers know about Sally selling seashells at the seashore and Peter Piper picked a peck of peppers, but what about the best tongue twister in Japanese, Spanish, Finnish, Polish, Chinese, German, and dozens more different languages?” Condé Nast Traveler
Let’s all have a try with some tongue twisters popular in the United States.
Dang, they’re hard.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.
The shells she sells are sea-shells, I’m sure.
For if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore
Then I’m sure she sells sea-shore shells.
Swan swam over the pond,
Swim swan swim!
Swan swam back again –
Well swum swan!
Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.
Betty Botter 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 my batter better
So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter
Yep. Hard to do, indeed.