Tongue Twister: Picky People

Seal tongue

tonguetwister is a phrase that is designed to be difficult to articulate properly, and can be used as a type of spoken (or sung) word game.

Here is a tongue twister that comes from a peanut butter commercial on TV.
“Picky people pick Peter Pan Peanut-Butter, ’tis the peanut-butter picky people pick.”

Listen to it at full speed. Can you repeat it fast?

Vocabulary Boost:

  • To pick: to select
  • Picky: selective, almost difficult

Pronunciation Pill:

When you read this tongue twister, don’t forget to focus on the ‘i’ and ‘e’ sounds. Example: picky and people don’t have the same vowel sound. Listen to the audio again.




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