I spent a good while this morning reading tongue twisters. I never paid them much attention before but this time it was different. I came across some tongue twisters and I just cracked up reading them. These weren’t the regular Seashells or Peter Piper tongue twisters either. I don’t know what it is but I think the lack of sleep heightened my sense of humour.
Everyone is probably familiar with the “She sells seashells by the seashore” tongue twister. But I had no idea that there was more to it. I assumed it was “She sells seashells by the seashore” and that was it. I’ve been saying the “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers” wrong as well. But those are the tongues twisters for the kiddies.
It started when I found with “A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.”
“Mr. See owned a saw. And Mr. Soar owned a seesaw. Now, SeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s saw sawed SoarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seesaw before Soar saw See, which made Soar sore. Had Soar seen SeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s saw before See sawed SoarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seesaw, SeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s saw would not have sawed SoarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seesaw. So SeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s saw sawed SoarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seesaw. But it was sad to see Soar so sore just because SeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s saw sawed SoarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seesaw.”
I couldn’t make it through that tongue twister. After reading the first sentence, it sounds like it’s going to be easy. And the same goes for the second sentence. After that point, I just lost track of everything. I pretty much kept saying “seesaw” throughout the whole thing.
“Betty Botter had some butter, Ã¢â‚¬Å“But,Ã¢â‚¬Â she said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“this butterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bitter. If I bake this bitter butter, it would make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter, that would make my batter better.Ã¢â‚¬Â So she bought a bit of butter – Better than her bitter butter – And she baked it in her batter and the batter was not bitter. So Ã¢â‚¬â„¢twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter.”
I couldn’t get through this one without stopping to laugh after every sentence. As you can tell, I’m more of a simpleton than what most people think. Deep down inside, I’m just an average guy who does the same things that most people do.