Tongue Twisters

eedioteediot Join Date: 2003-02-24 Member: 13903Posts: 3,279Members
Working on your speech, eh?
I want to work on my speech, because i have a bad slur, bad speech, and I really want to get out of these bad habits . Also, aiming to be a [broke] actor, it really wouldn't help to need subtitles for every damn thing I do!

So I found a site that some of you might enjoy, if just to try out saying some of them.

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/8136/tonguetwisters.html

Here's one I found entertaining... heh.

QUOTE Once upon a barren moor
There dwelt a bear, also a boar.
The bear could not bear the boar.
The boar thought the bear a bore.
At last the bear could bear no more
Of that boar that bored him on the moor,
And so one morn he bored the boar--
That boar will bore the bear no more.

Phew. tounge.gif Try doing that one fast... I'm going to work on it smile-fix.gif
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  • CplDavisCplDavis I hunt the arctic Snonos Join Date: 2003-01-09 Member: 12097Posts: 4,153Members
    QUOTE (eediot @ Aug 31 2004, 07:53 AM)

    QUOTE
    Once upon a barren moor
    There dwelt a bear, also a boar.
    The bear could not bear the boar.
    The boar thought the bear a bore.
    At last the bear could bear no more
    Of that boar that bored him on the moor,
    And so one morn he bored the boar--
    That boar will bore the bear no more.



    I fink my thounge is in a nwat. Can somoene thweese help meh. sad-fix.gif
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  • TheWizardTheWizard Join Date: 2002-12-11 Member: 10553Posts: 1,646Members, Constellation
    edited August 2004
    I love tongue twisters.

    Moses supposes his toeses are roses,
    But Moses supposes erroneously;
    For nobody's toeses are posies of roses,
    As Moses supposes his toeses to be.



    Say this one out loud and preferably at work.

    I slit the sheets
    The sheets I slit
    Upon six slitted sheets I sit.


    ^^ one of the hardest twisters around (for English speakers anyway)
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  • LuukasLuukas Join Date: 2004-01-03 Member: 25009Posts: 134Members
    My "attempt" to pronounce that reminded me of this... :
    QUOTE
    Tierphiaph had fear in hiph eyeph! He ran to d'e front of hiph boat,
    and ordered hiph tiwerman fuwl pheed ahead! I did de phame, and got on de
    front of me boat. De wind be blowing hard today, and I be nippin' at hiph heelph.
    He had high healing, however I waph a maphter archer, and could pluck faphter d'an he could heal.
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  • ZigZig ...I am Captain Planet! Join Date: 2002-10-23 Member: 1576Posts: 5,701Members
    QUOTE (wizard@psu @ Aug 31 2004, 07:33 AM)
    I slit the sheets
    The sheets I slit
    Upon six slitted sheets I sit.

    "sh*tted sleets" ._.
  • TalesinTalesin Our own little well of hate Join Date: 2002-11-08 Member: 7710Posts: 6,947NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators mod
    Already have done the 'six sheets' one about ten times... screwed up the first time, but not again. smile-fix.gif

    The bear/boar one looks more difficult, honestly. More complex phraseology to think about and remember.
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  • TestamentTestament Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 4037Posts: 2,927Members
    I didn't stumble on any of the ones posted here. :|
  • im_lostim_lost TWG Rule Guru Join Date: 2003-04-26 Member: 15861Posts: 3,925Members
    Check out this page. It's actually meant to be difficult for non-native English speakers, but it's good for seeing just how screwed up the English language is. (I am a native English speaker, btw.)
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  • ThE_HeRoThE_HeRo Join Date: 2003-01-25 Member: 12723Posts: 1,600Members
    I had an easy time with all these except the sheets one, I messed up twice or so.
    -tex
  • RaVeRaVe Join Date: 2003-06-20 Member: 17538Posts: 3,516Members
    QUOTE (Zig @ Aug 31 2004, 12:10 PM)
    QUOTE (wizard@psu @ Aug 31 2004, 07:33 AM)
    I slit the sheets
    The sheets I slit
    Upon six slitted sheets I sit.

    "sh*tted sleets" ._.

    LOL
    I can't really talk fast because then I'd be mumbling and not understand myself

    And of course, the REALLY hard one....

    She sells sea shells at the sea shore

    I STILL can't get that one right....

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  • TheWizardTheWizard Join Date: 2002-12-11 Member: 10553Posts: 1,646Members, Constellation
    Most people can get through tongue twisters the first time. The real trick is trying to do it repeatedly and faster.

    Some of the ones you thought were really easy in fact become terribly difficult.

    Red lorry yellow lorry red lorry yellow lorry red lorry yellow lorry

    Rinse, repeat, wipe hands on pants.
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  • AllUrHiveRblong2usAllUrHiveRblong2us By Your Powers Combined... Join Date: 2002-12-20 Member: 11244Posts: 4,646Members
    QUOTE (eediot @ Aug 31 2004, 07:53 AM)
    QUOTE
    Once upon a barren moor
    There dwelt a bear, also a boar.
    The bear could not bear the boar.
    The boar thought the bear a bore.
    At last the bear could bear no more
    Of that boar that bored him on the moor,
    And so one morn he bored the boar--
    That boar will bore the bear no more.


    Phew. tounge.gif Try doing that one fast... I'm going to work on it smile-fix.gif

    That one is quite fun, although I wouldn't say it is hard. It's more difficult to memorise than to say.
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  • InsaneInsane Anomaly Join Date: 2002-05-13 Member: 605Posts: 3,828Members, Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, NS2 Map Tester admin
    I'm generally pretty good at these. I acutally found that one about the bear and the boar rather easy. If one gives me trouble, it's likely to involve "ess" and "shh" sounds.
  • TestamentTestament Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 4037Posts: 2,927Members
    How would tongue twisters improve speech? You won't be talking that fast AND you won't be speaking that gibberish.
  • InsaneInsane Anomaly Join Date: 2002-05-13 Member: 605Posts: 3,828Members, Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, NS2 Map Tester admin
    QUOTE (Testament @ Aug 31 2004, 08:55 PM)
    How would tongue twisters improve speech? You won't be talking that fast AND you won't be speaking that gibberish.

    It improves your enunciation.
  • TestamentTestament Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 4037Posts: 2,927Members
    I'll enunciate your eye.
  • UltimaGeckoUltimaGecko hates endnotes Join Date: 2003-05-14 Member: 16320Posts: 2,467Members
    QUOTE
    Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.
    Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.
    Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy,
    was he?


    It's not at all difficult, but you can try to beat your friends at how fast you can say it.

    Or the famous:
    QUOTE
    Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers.

    ...but that's not very hard either.

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  • LikuLiku I, am the Somberlain. Join Date: 2003-01-10 Member: 12128Posts: 10,081Members
    edited August 2004
    Try "Toy Boat" really fast, or "Unique New York."

    Ohhh... raunchy!:
    QUOTE
    Sly Sam slurps Sally's soup.
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    QUOTE (Thansal @ Oct 14 2007, 12:14 PM) »
    I am with Them and Liku (who is fun to pwn with a baseball bat).
  • HazeHaze O RLY? Join Date: 2003-07-07 Member: 18018Posts: 4,859Members, Constellation
    Saaaam, ooooooooo baby, you STUD man, you SLY stud!
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