Smart Words of the English Language

Rare Tongue Twisters

A collection of my favorite tongue twisters to warm up your lips and tongue ...


it's not just how fast you say them, but how clearly too!
There are thousands of tongue twisters out there - here is a collection of some, whose text makes some sense, and which can also be used to speak more clearly.

  1. What a to do to die today
    At a minute or two to two
    A thing distinctly hard to say
    And harder still to do.

    For they'll beat a tattoo at twenty to two
    A rat-tat-tat-Tat-tat-tat-Tat-tat-tat-too
    And the dragon will come when he hears the drum,
    At a minute or two to two today
    At a minute or two to two.
  2. Nine nimble noblemen nibbling nuts.
  3. Eve eating eagerly elegant Easter eggs.
  4. Amidst the mists and coldest frosts,
    With stoutest wrists and loudest boasts,
    He thrusts his fists against the posts,
    And still insists he sees the ghosts.
  5. Ingenious iguanas improvising an intricate impromptu on impossibly-impractical instruments.
  6. Three thin thinkers thinking thick thoughtful thoughts.
  7. She sells sea shells by the seashore.
  8. Of all the felt I ever felt,
    I never felt a piece of felt
    which felt as fine as that felt felt,
    when first I felt that felt hat's felt.
  9. Round the rough and rugged rock the ragged rascal rudely ran.
  10. Two tiny timid toads trying to trot to Tarrytown.
  11. Quizzical quiz, kiss me quick.
  12. I like New York, unique New York, I like unique New York.
  13. All I want is a proper cup of coffee,
    Made in a proper copper coffee pot
    I may be off my dot
    But I want a cup of coffee
    From a proper coffee pot.

    Tin coffee pots and iron coffee pots
    They're no use to me -
    If I can't have a proper cup of coffee
    In a proper copper coffee pot
    I'll have a cup of tea.
  14. The sixth sheik's sixth sheep 's sick.
  15. I thought, I thought of thinking of thanking you.
  16. These thousand tricky tongue twisters trip thrillingly off the tongue .
  17. I thought a thought.
    But the thought I thought wasn't the thought I thought I thought.
    If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought, I wouldn't have thought so much.
  18. If you notice this notice, you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.



Some rephrased rare proverbs which need some thinking in order to be understood here.