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  1. Subscribermoonbus
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    02 Jun '14 16:51
    What's your most terrible one?

    The sheik's sixth sheep's sick.
  2. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    02 Jun '14 17:00
    Toy boats.
  3. SubscriberSuzianne
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    02 Jun '14 17:02
    "She sells seashells by the seashore" is an oldie but goodie.
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    02 Jun '14 17:19
    Swedish Tongue Twister:

    En stursk struts krubbade kruska på ett kvistfritt kvastskaft.

    (A saucy ostrich munched boiled seeds on a twigless broomstick.)
  5. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    02 Jun '14 17:21
    red rubber baby buggy bumpers
  6. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    02 Jun '14 17:22
    pad kid poured curd pulled cold

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2518241/Can-YOU-say-worlds-hardest-tongue-twister-Psychologists-invent-tricky-phrase-shed-light-brains-speech-processes.html
  7. rebel city
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    02 Jun '14 18:14
    Portuguese:

    A rainha arranhou a aranha.

    (the queen scratched the spider)
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    02 Jun '14 22:29
    Originally posted by moonbus
    What's your most terrible one?

    The sheik's sixth sheep's sick.
    Classic still presents a challenge saying it quickly: "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?"
  9. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    02 Jun '14 23:021 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Classic still presents a challenge saying it quickly: "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?"
    YouTube

    Peter Percival Patterson had a pet pig named Porky
    This Pet Pig named Porky loved pie
    He loved pizza pie, pumpkin pie, pineapple pie, pizza pie, mince tarts
    and Peter Percival Patterson's pet pig Porky loved
    Pie for breakefast, pie for lunch, pie in the afternoon and pie before he
    went to bed.
    Peter Percival Patterson's pet pig Porky ate soo much pie,
    Do you know what he did?
    He popped.
  10. SubscriberFMF
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    03 Jun '14 01:37
    Originally posted by moonbus
    What's your most terrible one?
    Over here in Indonesia, I do voice overs and narrations and stuff for video documentaries and also for listening material for textbooks etc. I had become a bit overly nonchalant by the time we'd got to book three of nine for a set of junior high school English language books, and I had pretty much given up preparing or reading ahead before going into the recording booth. There I was, doing my stuff in my sonorous and exemplary south east England accent, and I turned the page only to find the next two page spread was filled with about 25 classic tongue twisters. Of course, I did it in just the one take, with stiff upper lip, unwavering aplomb ...and just a tiny unseen trickle of sweat running down my back underneath my batik shirt.
  11. SubscriberPonderable
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    07 Jun '14 11:06
    Zwischen Zwetschgenzweigen zwitschern zwanzig Zeisige, zwanzig Zeisige zwitschern zwischen Zwetschgenzweigen.

    (german)
  12. In your face
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    07 Jun '14 13:56
    I'm not a pheasant plucker
    I'm a pheasant plucker's son
    and I'm only plucking pheasant's
    'til the pheasant plucker comes.
  13. Subscribermoonbus
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    09 Jun '14 20:43
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Zwischen Zwetschgenzweigen zwitschern zwanzig Zeisige, zwanzig Zeisige zwitschern zwischen Zwetschgenzweigen.

    (german)
    "Between plum twigs twitter twenty finches, twenty finches twitter between plum twigs." Ooof. The Germanic "Z" is already hard enough for non-native speakers to pronounce , being equivalent to 'TS' at the beginning of a word.
  14. SubscriberSuzianne
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    09 Jun '14 21:48
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Zwischen Zwetschgenzweigen zwitschern zwanzig Zeisige, zwanzig Zeisige zwitschern zwischen Zwetschgenzweigen.

    (german)
    With my high school German, I find this extremely interesting.
  15. Subscribermoonbus
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    10 Jun '14 10:422 edits
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    With my high school German, I find this extremely interesting.
    What part of the country did you go to school in to have learned German? Where I went to school (Silicon Valley) we leaned Spanish as our first second-language, then BASIC/FORTRAN/COBOL.
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