Easily amused

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, See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw before Soar saw See, which made Soar sore. Had Soar seen See’s saw before See sawed Soar’s seesaw, See’s saw would not have sawed Soar’s seesaw. So See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw. But it was sad to see Soar so sore just because See’s saw sawed Soar’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, “But,” she said, “this butter’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.” 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 ’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.