The more you twist your tongue, the more twisted the tongue twisters will make your tongue topsy turvy. Tongue Twisters have always guaranteed our entertainment and a good learning process.
If you're looking for tongue twisters to play with your friends and family and are looking for a particular word, we're at your service.
I bet you can't say 'Cricket Critic' 5 times without messing it up. Well, thank you for trying that out! See, such fun is a tongue twister.
Tongue twisters are difficult sentences designed to improve your English proficiency, pronunciation, and fluency. Many times they are played as a game among friends.
Tongue twisters have their types as they can be used in many ways and places like some are used in alternate patterns called phonemes. One of the greatest examples of this can be the 'most difficult tongue twister of common English language' claimed by William Poundstone- "The steering sea ceaseth and thus the seething sea sufficeth us."
Phew! I couldn't do it. I think that it was the hardest one. Hurry! Try it with your friends now.
Fun, right? Let's see more tongue twisters with little change. Following is the list of tongue twisters starting with the alphabet 'S'.
1. "She sells seashells by the seashore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I'm sure she sells seashore shells".
The most famous one of the tongue twisters with s and pretty difficult too. The interesting fact about this was that it turned into a song in 1908. Terry Sullivan and Harry Gifford wrote this.
And was said to be inspired by the Fossil collector Mary Anning. However, there had been no proper evidence for this fact.
2. "Shep Schwab shopped at Scott’s Schnapps shop;
One shot of Scott’s Schnapps stopped Schwab’s watch."
This particular tongue twister with s got so famous that it won a contest in games magazine in 1979.
3. "Susan’s sock shop has surely stopped selling."
Tongue twisters are a great way to improve your English if you are a non-native speaker. It clears your speech and you are heard properly.
Tongue twisters can be fun as well as educational as it teaches something along the way.
There is one type of tongue twister that takes the form of short phrases that can become funny
and act as one when repeated at a fast pace.
5. “Surely Sylvia swims!” shrieked Sammy, surprised.
“Someone should show Sylvia some strokes so she shall not sink.”
This is yet another tongue twister with s but it's got the expressions. Remember to say it exactly as the punctuation goes. It's more fun that way.
Scared? You must think it to be the longest and the hardest there can be. But of course, words never cease to amaze us.
7. "The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick."
This tongue twister with s was hands down the toughest and that's what it was presented within the Guinness Book of World Record. But as there no longer existed such a category after tongue-twister, the title probably got revoked.
8. "Susie works in a shoeshine shop. Where she shines she sits, and where she sits she shines."
Suzie may you shine brighter like this tongue twister with s.
9. "Six sticky skeletons" (x3)
Well, I know this might not sound like a decent one but this is another type of tongue twister, which derives its humor from producing vulgar outcomes when pronounced incorrectly.
10. "Stupid superstition" (x3)
Coming a right up an easy one for you to try out.
11. “Snap Crackle Pop” (x3)
Sounds kind of like bone-cracking which seems a bit weird but fun.
12. "She Sees Cheese" (x3)
Do you love cheese? If yes, you will love this tongue twister too. Perhaps just trying the sound might make you feel hungry.
13. "Six thick thistle sticks. Six thick thistles stick"
Another rapidly repeated tongue twister for you to busy your brain.
14. "Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards."
Now when we come to think about it, six is a messed up word in itself. Don't you think?
15. "Scissors sizzle, thistle sizzle"
Uh-oh! Be careful. Too much sizzling happening.
16. "Six Czech Cricket Critic"
You can see there the mixing of two tongue twisters where one half will be produced with the different sound and from a different part of the mouth and the other half totally different.
This tongue twister with s can help you with your fluency in the English language.
17. "A snake sneaks to seek a snack."
Looks like someone is hungry. This tongue twister might make you hungry after its successful completion.
18. "Specific Pacific"
An easy tongue twister. Try it with your little brother and sisters.
19. "Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep. The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed Shilly-shallied south. These sheep shouldn't sleep in a shack; Sheep should sleep in a shed"
Have you ever found it difficult with their pronunciation of 's' and 'sh'?
This is perfect for all the people out there struggling with these common sound issues.
20. "Six silly sisters selling shiny shoes."
Try this with your sisters and have fun.
21. "Six socks sit in a sink, soaking in soapsuds."
Oops, did you forget your socks? Look out for all the long-forgotten chores your mother asked you to do when you work on this tongue twister with s.
22. "A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk."
Have you ever dealt with your pronunciation of s going so fast that it sometimes just loses control and adds to another word? This tongue twister is apt for those exasperating s-blends.
23. "Send toast to ten tense stout Saints' tall tents."
I think if the saints are stout and tense, they are going to need a lot of toast.
24. "Shut up the shutters and sit in the shop."
Well, well, well! If it isn't Monday and we all need to get ready for work.
25. "She saw Sharif's shoes on the sofa But was she so sure those were what she saw?"
Tongue twisters can also serve as mysteries. It can also be made into a game and played among friends.
There are many more tongue twisters with s available on the Internet, folktales, or bedtime stories with grandparents.
Let's get in touch with our inner children and give them a whirl.
So did you tried all the tongue twisters with s in the list above? If yes, then comment down the hardest one.
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