Top World’s Hardest Tongue Twisters: For Voice Actors, Students

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Welcome to the world of English tongue twisters! Where logic crumbles and words dance on your tongue! Put an end to tedious grammar exercises as these lighthearted expressions will make you laugh out loud and twist your tongue. From Peter Piper’s pickled peppers to She sells seashells by the seashore, we’ll explore the history, and sheer fun of these linguistic gymnastics in the blog post below.

History of Tongue Twisters

Tongue twisters have been around for centuries, passed down through generations like precious pebbles. Their roots can be traced back to ancient Greece and India, where they were used to test fluency and memory. In medieval Europe, they evolved into riddles and taunts, often poking fun at nobility and social norms. Today, they’re enjoyed by children and adults alike, a testament to their enduring power to entertain and challenge.

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World’s Hardest Tongue Twisters

As per the Guinness Book of World Records, the toughest twister is The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick’.

Also, as per the researchers at the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the most difficult tongue twisters is “Pad kid poured curd pulled cod.”

Now that you’re armed with a history of tongue twisters, it’s time to put your tongue to the test! Here are a few classics to get you started:

Warriors at the Brewery

“Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery.”

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Stinky Skunk

“A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.”

english tongue twisters

Denise and the Fleas

“Denise sees the fleece, Denise sees the fleas. At least Denise could sneeze and feed and freeze the fleas.”

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Clam in Can

“How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?”

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List of World’s Hardest Tongue Twisters

Check the list of the world’s hardest tongue twisters, as we embark on a twirling tour of English tongue twisters!

🗣️I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.

🗣️ How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood,
as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

🗣️ Send toast to ten tense stout saints’ ten tall tents.

🗣️ Betty bought a bit of butter.
But the butter Betty bought was bitter.
so Betty bought a better butter,
and it was better than the butter Betty bought before.

🗣️ Frivolously fanciful Fannie fried fresh fish furiously

🗣️ Thirty-three thirsty, thundering thoroughbreds thumped Mr. Thurber on Thursday.

🗣️ You know New York, you need New York, you know you need unique New York

🗣️ The 33 thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.

🗣️ Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.

🗣️ To begin to toboggan first buy a toboggan, but don’t buy too big a toboggan. Too big a toboggan is too big a toboggan to buy to begin to toboggan.

🗣️ She saw Sharif’s shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure those were Sharif’s shoes she saw?

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Tongue Twister with Difficulty Level

For a greater challenge, try saying a tongue twister twice or three times in a row once you can say it correctly. However, we have mentioned a few examples of tongue twisters with a difficulty level.

Tongue TwisterDifficulty Level
The Chic Sikh’s Sixty-Sixth Sheep is SickMedium
Frivolously Fanciful Fannie Fried Fresh Fish FuriouslyEasy
She saw Sharif’s shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure those were Sharif’s shoes she saw?Easy
Can you can a can as a Canner can can a can?Easy
Black background, brown backgroundMedium
The chic Sikh’s sixty-sixth sheep is sickMedium
Drew Dodd’s dad’s dog’s deadMedium
Which Witch Switched the Swiss Wistwatches?Hard
She Sells Seashells by the SeashoreHard

FAQs

What is the 1 hardest tongue twister in the world?

As per the Guinness Book of World Records, ‘The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick’ is the hardest tongue twister.

What are some examples of tongue twisters?

Fresh fried fish, fish fresh fried, fried fish fresh, fish fried fresh.
Send toast to ten tense stout saints’ ten tall tents.
Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.

What are the Z tongue twisters?

Zealously zany zapping zebras.
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.
Zithers slither slowly south.
Disagree with a dinosaur and a dozen disasters will develop in days.

This was all about the Tongue Twisters in English. Hope you understand the concept and where it’s used. Keep an eye on Leverage Edu for more exciting and informative blogs.

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