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Post  Lady Arabella on Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:53 pm

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Tongue Twisters
!!Pinky - May 19, 2003 1:02 am

Edited by Oct 10, 2006 4:14 am

Note to moderator: This thread would fall under "Other FanFictions (Not Stories)" I think.

A conversation on the Lexicon Forum about Snape's S's got me thinking about the whole idea of tongue twisters. S's work well for them, but see if you can come up with ones for a variety of characters. I'm not very clever, so I'm only going to post one.

Snape snares sorcerors snoring soundly.

Try to say that 5 times fast without saying "snorcerors." :-p


!!Pinky - May 19, 2003 2:22 am (#1 of 82)

Harried Harry hurried hurrily.

Vile Voldy villainized veela.

Ron wearily wrecked the Wronski Feint.


Sly Girl - May 19, 2003 4:03 am (#2 of 82)

Hermione halfheartedly hexed her hungrily howling half-kneazle.

heh. best I could do. Smile I need to go to bed.


Lenka - May 20, 2003 12:00 pm (#3 of 82)
Edited by May 20, 2003 5:02 am

sly salazar slytherin slithers soundlessly sideways - it's not that hard to say, though, really Sad

Oh, yeah - Slithering Slytherin... try to say it really fast Smile



!!Pinky - May 20, 2003 12:10 pm (#4 of 82)

My mouth gets stuck between the "th" and "r" sounds.


Lenka - May 20, 2003 4:43 pm (#5 of 82)

Yeah, it all blends into: srrrrlllthfffthril lnlllfthffs



Stella - May 20, 2003 8:53 pm (#6 of 82)

OK couldn't help it:

Silly Slytherin Serpents Slither Superfluously

Sorry Sly Girl, no offense.



Liz Mann - May 20, 2003 11:11 pm (#7 of 82)
Edited by May 20, 2003 4:14 pm

This is one I got from another site:

Severus Snape is the snarky Slytherin schoolteacher, spying on scary secret societies.

This is one of my own: Hairy Hagrid's Horrendous Hippogriff-Hippocampus Hybrid.


Sly Girl - May 21, 2003 12:45 am (#8 of 82)

heh no prob Stella- I know Slytherins are easy to roll off the tongue with.. er.. that sounds rather bad. ^_^

Ron rowed rather roughly while racing rowboats rushed ahead.

Gosh, I really stink at this.


!!Pinky - May 21, 2003 1:08 am (#9 of 82)

Wormtail wearily wrestled wrought-iron fences.


Istari Jones - May 21, 2003 3:48 am (#10 of 82)
Edited by May 20, 2003 8:51 pm

What were were-wolves wearing Wednesday?

(I was saying the "Sly Salazar Sltherin slide soundlessly sideways" when my bathtub slid sideways exposing the pipes below......)


!!Pinky - May 21, 2003 1:25 pm (#11 of 82)

Creepy.... what was your bathtub doing sliding sideways?

Istari ignominiously ignored iguanas in her iconoclastic bathtub.

~*wink* Please don't ask me for definitions of any of those words!


Lenka - May 21, 2003 4:27 pm (#12 of 82)

Under the bathtub was a pipe leading to the chamber of secrets.



Istari Jones - May 21, 2003 11:42 pm (#13 of 82) septic tank (Shudders!)

Thanks, Pinky! I love it! I'll think one up for you also!


Istari Jones - May 22, 2003 12:11 am (#14 of 82)

Pesky pixie Pinky pinched Pastor Percy Parsley. "Peskipixie pesternome!" Pastor Percy hissed.


Cliff Hamaker - May 22, 2003 2:13 am (#15 of 82)

I can hardly get through that tongue twister once ! Let alone twice!!! LOL


Istari Jones - May 22, 2003 2:24 am (#16 of 82)

LOL! I couldn't think of a good last "p" word for the last word. Any suggestions?

panted? Maybe that would have been better?


Carina - May 22, 2003 2:47 am (#17 of 82)



Istari Jones - May 22, 2003 3:26 am (#18 of 82)

Pleaded...that's perfect, Carina. Wish the edit button still worked. I'd change it to that. Smile


Liz Mann - May 22, 2003 8:45 pm (#19 of 82)

That was really good Istari! I'm going to give that one to people I know and see if they can say it.


Istari Jones - May 22, 2003 10:57 pm (#20 of 82)

Thanks, Liz!


!!Pinky - May 22, 2003 11:40 pm (#21 of 82)

Istari, I so absolutely love it. I actually posted so that my post was right below your twister, but for whatever reason, it's not showing up. Maybe I forgot to hit "Post Message"?

Anyway, I laughed so hard when I read it. I tried to read it out loud to my husband, but got my tongue all twisted up. It took me 2-3 tries to get it out!


Istari Jones - May 23, 2003 11:34 am (#22 of 82)
Edited by May 23, 2003 4:36 am

Here's the revised version...

Pesky pixie Pinky pinched Pastor Percy Pasley. "Peskipixie pesternome!" Pastor Percy pleaded.

Pesky pixie Pinky pestered Pansy's pink pickle pizza pieces.

Pansy pushed Pesky pixie Pinky pleading "Please don't pester pink pickle pepperoni pieces!"

Pastor Percy Parsley prayed "Please! Peaceably place pizza pieces perfectly."

Pesky pixie Pinky painted Pastor Percy Parsley paisley. Pansy panted "Peskipixie pesternome!" Pixie Pinky parted. (Whew! ^_^)


!!Pinky - May 23, 2003 1:42 pm (#23 of 82)



Ticker - May 23, 2003 4:35 pm (#24 of 82)

Wow! Peter Piper has nothing on you Istari!

I'd like to know:

Should slinky snakes slide sideways?

Snood they? I mean, slideways?


Liz Mann - May 27, 2003 12:05 am (#25 of 82)
Edited by May 26, 2003 5:06 pm

Oh my god, Istari, those were brilliant! I actually managed to say them, which surprised me!


Istari Jones - May 27, 2003 3:42 am (#26 of 82)

*Laughs*   Think it's hard to say? You all should have seen me trying to type it!

Wait, Liz, is English your primary language? If not, your skill to say that is even more impressive!

Ticker, the answer is a la the three Stooges: "Soitenly!"


Liz Mann - May 27, 2003 9:45 pm (#27 of 82)
Edited by May 27, 2003 2:51 pm

Yes, it is my first language. And, actually, I tried saying that lot again and I can't now! Maybe I'm just trying to say it too fast.

Just out of curiosity, who on here can say the Peter Piper one?


Ticker - May 28, 2003 1:34 pm (#28 of 82)

(Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk)

I only know the first line - because that's all I could ever manage to say straight (usually).

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.


Liz Mann - May 28, 2003 10:30 pm (#29 of 82)

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper

A peck of picked pepper did Peter Piper pick

If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper

How many pecks of picked pepper did Peter Piper pick?

Try saying all that really fast!


Liz Mann - Jan 29, 2004 7:16 pm (#30 of 82)

My God! I just came back to this thread and I can't say them anymore! The first one Pinky posted was cool! I did actually say snorceror instead of sorcerer! And I was only saying it in my head.


Pinky - Jan 30, 2004 3:07 am (#31 of 82)

Liz lazily listed Lexicon lollapaloozas.

Hermione harmed hermetically sealed harpoons.

Parvati peeled perfectly livid palavers.

Seamus seamed the seer's sheer shamrocks.


Liz Mann - Jan 30, 2004 10:53 pm (#32 of 82)

I don't even know some of those words!


Istari Jones - Jan 31, 2004 2:29 pm (#33 of 82)

Wow, Piky, that last one was tough to do...!


Liz Mann - Jan 31, 2004 11:19 pm (#34 of 82)



Istari Jones - Feb 1, 2004 12:48 am (#35 of 82)

Oops! Never said I could type...


Sabotage - Feb 13, 2004 1:16 am (#36 of 82)

Sometimes tounge twisters are hard to say.

Now say THAT a billion time fast.


Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 17, 2004 9:42 pm (#37 of 82)

Wow kisser, I can barely say "tounge twisters" very fast.

Toy boat--say toy boat at least 5 times really fast with out saying toy boyt!


Ticker - Feb 19, 2004 7:32 pm (#38 of 82)
Edited by Feb 19, 2004 11:33 am

Here's 3 that I can't say more than twice in a row - not that it means much...

Istari drives a canary ferarri


Pinky's eye winks without blinking


Ticker gives a sticker to Sabotage Kisser

Gosh! One more line & it could be a nursery rhyme!


Istari Jones - Feb 20, 2004 3:09 am (#39 of 82)

Wow, Ticker, those are tough!


Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 20, 2004 10:02 pm (#40 of 82)

I like that "Ticker gives a sticker to Sabotage Kisser"--I can imagine it as a rap or something...


Sabotage - Feb 23, 2004 1:02 am (#41 of 82)

I don't like stickers. They are too sticky for me. I'm always scared that the glue will get all over me and make me stick to the walls. Even the padded walls. I could use a bit of Sickles though Ticker. *rubs fingers together*


Ticker - Feb 23, 2004 1:39 am (#42 of 82)

Tickel slips a Sickle to Sabotage Kissle?


Lenka - Mar 2, 2004 7:33 am (#43 of 82)

sheesh, Ticker, that one made me laugh. lol. Smile


Acceber - Mar 5, 2004 8:48 pm (#44 of 82)

Anyone know the Betty Botter had batter with butter one???? I've heard it but I can't say it.

As for Harry-related:

Snuffles snuffed it so sleekily. No, that's too mean for all you Sirius fans out there, let me try again.

Hermione has heavy handbags and hinkypunks. That's better.


Pinky - Mar 5, 2004 10:43 pm (#45 of 82)

Ow! That Sirius one is vicious! I can't do it!


Lenka - Mar 9, 2004 5:27 pm (#46 of 82)

Acceber, how about this one:

Sniff, Snuffles snuffed it.


Madame Librarian - Mar 13, 2004 3:37 pm (#47 of 82)
Edited by Mar 13, 2004 7:37 am

Not the greatest, but my first attempt:

Seriously, Sirius, this series sure sears all seers and seeresses.

(Sure sorry 'bout that.)

Ciao. Barb


Istari Jones - Mar 13, 2004 4:20 pm (#48 of 82)

Ouch! That's a real toughie, siriusly!


Ticker - Mar 13, 2004 6:49 pm (#49 of 82)

<---Sees stars thinking about what Barb's next attempt might be - I'm not sure my screen needs another spit bath .


Hermionefan(#1) - Mar 19, 2004 9:35 pm (#50 of 82)

I thought of this one, not very original, but I thought of it when I was reading this sentence, or something like this sentence, in OP: "Snape said sleekly". Well the only part I couldn't get was sleekly. Try it, say 'sleekly' five times fast!
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Re: Tongue Twisters

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Ticker - Mar 25, 2004 7:11 pm (#51 of 82)

Awwwwww, Hermy, I just got my screen clean... now it's just slickly.


HP Fan - Apr 6, 2004 8:34 pm (#52 of 82)

Madame Librarian if that's a first attempt I shudder to think what your second attempt will be like - I can't say it at all! I sound like I've had about ten pints and am slurring my words.


Phoenix - Apr 11, 2004 6:38 pm (#53 of 82)
Edited by Apr 11, 2004 11:39 am

Not really Harry Potter related.

She sells sea shells on the sea shore,
the shells she sells are sea shells for sure,
If she sells sea shells on the sea shore,
they're sure to be sea shore shells.


Mad Madame Mim - May 3, 2004 7:02 pm (#54 of 82)

Here is my first attempt

Peeves, the pesky poltergeist, loved pestering portraits


Pinky - May 3, 2004 11:07 pm (#55 of 82)

Pestered portraits primly postulated on Peeve's posterior points.


Ticker - May 6, 2004 4:04 pm (#56 of 82)



Devika - May 12, 2004 6:57 am (#57 of 82)

Okay, these are a few little phrases that I've come up. It's just my first time, so I'm sorry for any stupid ones.

Voldemort’s world (try to keep the 'v' sound and the 'w' sound different)

Peter Pettigrew pattered Potter

Petunia ate tuna

Dudley Dursley dusts dirty jerseys

Severus Snape’s several servile servants

Dumbledore’s door

Neville will never live (Ohhhh... please... *don't throw tomatoes*... I really hope he will....)

Rita Skeeter’s skating teacher

Fawkes foxed socks - okay I know this one makes no sense... it was just three words that seemed to go together!

Dobby’s odd body.

Do tell how they are.... they'll obviously be different for everybody's lips!


Istari Jones - May 13, 2004 3:10 am (#58 of 82)

Severus Snape’s several servile servants Now, that's a toughie! Yikes!


Tashay Oooga - Jun 13, 2004 4:55 pm (#59 of 82)

wow! Those are great!

I love them! Can't say hardly any of them, but hey, whatever!


Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 13, 2004 5:33 pm (#60 of 82)

Perfect Prefect Percy


Liz Mann - Jun 27, 2004 6:51 pm (#61 of 82)

OMG! I was laughing so hard during reading some of those that I got hickups. Then I was laughing and hickuping at the same time, which made me laugh even more!


Ticker - Jul 12, 2004 5:35 pm (#62 of 82)
Edited by Jul 12, 2004 10:36 am

I was playing with Aria this a.m. & noticed she had a bell, a bunny & a bug. When I went to say the names I found that she was actually playing with a bell, blunny & blug.

bell, bunny, bug, bell, bunny, blug, blell, bunny, bug, bell, blunny, blug, blell, blunny, blug. dang.


Urg the Unclean - Jul 13, 2004 2:50 am (#63 of 82)

This one's not particularly funny but when I learned french as a teenager we had to say things like "666 sausages are so expensive" ... er ... that's

six cents soixant six saucissons sont si cher.

at least, if Alzeimers hasn't set in that's what it was.

Just read this thread for first time (I know, I'm a bum ... but a very busy bum) and these are hilarious. kudos to you all.

The busy bum blew a kudo to a billion brainy bipeds

Aw! Jeez. I gotta get going.


Elfcat - Aug 16, 2004 11:22 pm (#64 of 82)! Say, there might be a twister in that. "Hermione hurt her head having horrible halucinations". Remember to pronounce the 'h' every time, it makes it harder.


Kasse - Sep 19, 2004 5:02 am (#65 of 82)
Edited by Sep 18, 2004 10:15 pm

Here is one that some asked for earlier on this thread, not potty related but it is the only one that I can say

Betty bought some butter, but she said "this butter's bitter! But a bit of better butter will but make my butter better" So she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter, and it made her butter better so 'twas better Betty bought a bit of better butter!

Ok here is another one that is tough to understand let alone say!

When a doctor falls ill another doctor doctor's the doctor. Does the doctor doctoring the doctor doctor the doctor in his own way or does the doctor doctoring the doctor doctors the doctor in the doctor's way?

Here's the answer: The doctoring doctor doctors the doctor the way the doctoring doctor wants to doctor the doctor. Not the way the doctored doctor wants to be doctored.

I will try and think of a good HP related one really soon


PyroGrl - Sep 20, 2004 4:03 am (#66 of 82)

Right, well, I'm going to be puzzling over the doctors for a while.

The Malfoy kids: Lucius, Lucky, Lucinda, Lucifer, and Lucien.


Acceber - Sep 23, 2004 11:39 pm (#67 of 82)

You know how when you look at a word for too long or you see it too many times, it starts to lose its meaning? Yeah. Kasse's doctor thing is like that. Not fun, my friends. But an awesome tongue twister, BTW.


Elfcat - Sep 24, 2004 1:33 am (#68 of 82)

Perfectly precocious pink and purple pixies pestered poor professor Perse, poor professor Perse pursed pink lips at perky purple pixies.

Lots of "p's, but I don't know if it's actually hard to say. If I said that around my family...let's just say YOU guys wouldn't hear from me again.


Ticker - Sep 24, 2004 3:19 pm (#69 of 82)

I got really hung up at perpy purkle pipsies.


Hermionefan(#1) - Sep 27, 2004 12:57 am (#70 of 82)
Edited by Sep 26, 2004 5:57 pm

I love that doctor one, and it makes perfect sense to me, but I'm a confusing person and I understand confusing things because confusing things aren't really confusing to me. Except for science. That's confusing. See, this is confusing, but it isn't a tounge twister, but it makes sense:

When he was over there he said he was over there but when he got over there he said that when he was over there he said he was over there, even though he really said he was over there when he was over there.


Ticker - Sep 28, 2004 3:15 am (#71 of 82)
Edited by Sep 27, 2004 8:16 pm

Hubby & I were trying out variations of:

I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit, upon a slitted sheet I sit.

We came up with:

I slit a slick silk sheet, a slick silk sheet I slit, upon a slitted slick silk sheet I sit.

Practice this one in the right company (or delete this post if inappropriate ).


[2X4B, Leila]Leila 2X4B - Sep 28, 2004 3:32 am (#72 of 82)

As long as you don't say it whilst holding your tongue, I think that you are all set.



Pigwidgeon - Sep 28, 2004 12:29 pm (#73 of 82)
Edited by Sep 28, 2004 5:32 am

One of my favorite tongue twisters also is a limmerick:

A tutor who tooted the flute

Tried to tutor two tooters to toot.

Said the two to the tutor

Is it harder to toot, or

To tutor two tooters to toot?

For an additional challenge, use "high English" with the "u's" so tutor is pronounced "TEEuter" and two is "TEEew" and flute is FLEEute.(at least, this is what my one acting teacher said was proper....)


Tessa's Dad - Dec 27, 2004 3:43 am (#74 of 82)

I used this one in St. Mungo's Lexicon Ward for the Incurably Insane

Try saying "Snape Cider" three times real fast!

Sape Snider, Snap ceder, Snade Caper



kaykay1970 - Oct 22, 2006 3:34 pm (#75 of 82)

It's been so long since the last post on this thread that I doubt anyone will read this but here goes:

Producing corporeal patronuses provides Potter protection.


Good Evans - Oct 22, 2006 3:47 pm (#76 of 82)

good one Kay!


shadzar - Oct 22, 2006 4:06 pm (#77 of 82)

Harry happily hurried Hermione from harm on Halloween.


James Greenfield - Nov 15, 2007 11:43 pm (#78 of 82)

Hermione's hexing horrid Horcruxes hardly helps Hogwarts habitants.


Jasmine Evans - Mar 21, 2008 8:40 pm (#79 of 82)

Try to say the following sentences quickly:

Three witches watch three watches. Which witch watches which watch?


James Greenfield - Apr 10, 2008 7:57 am (#80 of 82)

These three thestrals thrust through these twisted thickets.


James Greenfield - Apr 11, 2008 7:07 am (#81 of 82)

Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes wreak what work-weary wizards/witches want.


Quinn Crockett - Aug 6, 2008 4:36 am (#82 of 82)

Justin Finch-Fletchly.
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