A tongue–twister 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?
- To pick: to select
- Picky: selective, almost difficult
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.