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    Tongue twisters are regarded as child's entertainment. However, it's an effective and easy way to improve your enunciation and pronunciation.

    Does anyone know any good ones other than what I've posted below (repeat them in rapid succession and multiple times.

    "A proper copper coffee pot"

    "Ruler"

    "Soldier's Shoulder" - perhaps the hardest.. ever

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    Rivalry. I can't even type it without messing it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiziken_pinas View Post
    "Ruler"
    I believe this one only applies to Asian people

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    There's a very funny one in Portuguese: "Fui ao mar colher cord§es, vim do mar cord§es colhi" (I went to the sea to pick strings, I came back from the sea strings I picked). Tough to say and instead of "cord§es" you end up saying "c*lh§es" which is a very rude way of saying testicles
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinobball View Post
    I believe this one only applies to Asian people

    You actually made me laugh out loud with this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinobball View Post
    I believe this one only applies to Asian people

    Yeah I have seen many East Asians suffer while attempting to pronounce the letter "R"

    No offense for the Pinoys here but they also suffer with the letter "F" and use "P" instead.. as apparently "In Tagalog there is no f, so they pronounce a p instead".

    I kid you not I was asked the following by a Filipina waitress at a restaurant as I just finished my meal... "Sir, you pinis?"
    Good thing that I knew that she meant or else I would have had other thoughts

    There's also.... "Do you want prench pries with your pish pillet"

    For clarification not all Pinoys have issues with this but I have seen quite a few and that's why i'm mentioning it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khalid80 View Post
    Yeah I have seen many East Asians suffer while attempting to pronounce the letter "R"

    No offense for the Pinoys here but they also suffer with the letter "F" and use "P" instead.. as apparently "In Tagalog there is no f, so they pronounce a p instead".

    I kid you not I was asked the following by a Filipina waitress at a restaurant as I just finished my meal... "Sir, you pinis?"
    Good thing that I knew that she meant or else I would have had other thoughts

    There's also.... "Do you want prench pries with your pish pillet"

    For clarification not all Pinoys have issues with this but I have seen quite a few and that's why i'm mentioning it...


    There's an F in the tagalog alphabet (it's the same as english + two letters = Ng and n with this (~) on top)

    regarding the F and P mispronunciation, it's kind of common for some Pinoys. ^_^ . I myself find it kind of funny.

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    try saying this is a fast pace:

    "A box of biscuits, a box of mixed biscuits and a biscuit mixer."

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    I know a good one - massachusetts - many people are troubled to pronounce this word especially drunk ones for me it is easy, that is why I was surprised a lot when found out this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Test View Post
    I know a good one - massachusetts - many people are troubled to pronounce this word especially drunk ones for me it is easy, that is why I was surprised a lot when found out this.
    Oh come on man ..
    You want a good challenging word to say when you're drunk...

    Try this for a change :

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiziken_pinas View Post
    Tongue twisters are regarded as child's entertainment. However, it's an effective and easy way to improve your enunciation and pronunciation.

    Does anyone know any good ones other than what I've posted below (repeat them in rapid succession and multiple times.

    "A proper copper coffee pot"

    "Ruler"

    "Soldier's Shoulder" - perhaps the hardest.. ever
    I just remembered this one pare
    Try saying it quickly and tell me what you think :

    Sarah sold sea shells by the sea shore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khalid80 View Post
    Oh come on man ..
    You want a good challenging word to say when you're drunk...

    Try this for a change :

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious




    I just remembered this one pare
    Try saying it quickly and tell me what you think :

    Sarah sold sea shells by the sea shore
    botched the first time I said it out loud. hahaha
    It's kind of easy after a few runs.

    although honestly, I have no problem with tongue twisters, saying a couple before going to bed and after waking up.
    It's a good way to improve speech. Try this one:

    la le li lo lu

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    Anyone dare to say this? Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur View Post
    Anyone dare to say this? Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
    Lan-fair-pre-gingle?

    wow. Thanks for the link rik just learned the longest place name in Europe and one of the longest in the world

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur View Post
    Anyone dare to say this? Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
    I used to live 5 miles from that village (for 3 years or so). People would usually refer to it as Llanfair-PG.

    It's not actually that difficult to pronounce. The difficult part is to remember it all The toughest part to pronounce I guess would be the quadruple L near the middle (pronounced "Chlchl").

    Just remember that:
    ll=chl
    w=oo
    f=v
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur View Post
    Anyone dare to say this? Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
    Actually, it's not that hard... I mean, when you look at it, it's a nightmare, but if someone who knows teaches you, it's a bit different. I worked once with a Welshman for a week, and he taught some of us very well...

    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch!
    I've just pronounced it. (Yeah, right)

    Edit: Fcuk, I didn't see that JCN already posted the same...

    Here's a Serbian one...
    Čokanjčićem ću te, čokanjčićem ćeÜ me...
    (Chokanychityem tyu teh, chokanychityem tyesh meh - something like that, and BTW, for me it's an absolute horror)

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    I like children's tongue twisters a lot. I think they're fun for everybody.
    Quote Originally Posted by Khalid80 View Post
    Sarah sold sea shells by the sea shore
    Growing up, we always said "she" instead of "Sarah."

    Besides that one, there are two other really famous English tongue twisters. "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" I guess the word "chuck" is used as a verb and means "eat" or "throw." I'm not sure. There is also "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, how many peppers did Peter Piper pick?"

    There's a Spanish tongue twister that I like: "compadre, coco no compro porque como poco coco y el que poco coco come poco coco compra." Or something I like that. "Buddy, don't buy me any coconuts because I eat few coconuts and he who eats few coconuts buys few coconuts." Sounds cuter in Spanish.
    "I really like the attitudes of eagles. They never give up. When they grab a fish or something else, they never let it go. It doesn't matter. In a book, they write they find a skeleton of [an] eagle and there is no fish. It means that the fish beat him and killed him, but he didn't let go." -- Donatas Motiejunas

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiziken_pinas View Post
    regarding the F and P mispronunciation, it's kind of common for some Pinoys. ^_^ . I myself find it kind of funny.
    And Mexicans can't distinguish "j" and "y"
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    In Turkish "Sarimsaklasakta Mi Saklasak Sarimsaklamasakta Mi Saklasak "
    does anyone want to pronounce
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