Tongue Twister Day: Challenge Yourself!
Who couldn’t use an opportunity to improve their annunciation? Today is National Tongue Twister day! So clear your throat, drink a little water and get ready to impress your friends. Remember ‘Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers’? That one was easy compared to the ones below! So try out the ones below and see how many you can say them aloud without making a mistake. Good luck!
Amidst the mists and coldest frosts,
With stoutest wrists and loudest boasts,
He thrusts his fist against the posts
And still insists he sees the ghosts.
How did you do? Let’s try another one!
Betty Botter bought some butter,
“But,” she said, “this butter’s bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
It will 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.
That one was rough. We’ve tried several times, but still haven’t mastered it. Practice makes perfect! But let’s take a quick break and check out Lancelot – The one-armed Kangaroo , a cool children’s book by Adrian Plitzco.
Lancelot is an orphaned joey growing up on a farm. One day he comes across a kangaroo mob and wants to join it. He escapes from home and injures his arm so badly that it has to be amputated. Left alone in the bush he has to overcome dangerous situations. He is lucky that a girl kangaroo from the mob is curious to find out who Lancelot is and wants to help him.
A funny, exciting but also heart-warming tale about loneliness, courage – and most of all – true friendship. Based on true events!