Tongue Twisters

Betty Botter had some butter,
„But,“ she said, „this butter’s bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
it would make my batter* bitter.
But a bit of better butter –
that would make my batter better.“

So she bought a bit of butter,
better than her bitter butter,
and she baked it in her batter,
and the batter was not bitter.
So ‚twas better Betty Botter
bought a bit of better butter.

* batter = Teig

A big black bug bit a big black bear,
made the big black bear bleed blood.

When a doctor doctors a doctor, does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored or does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as he wants to doctor?
Ed had edited it. (x3)

There was a fisherman named Fisher
who fished for some fish in a fissure*.
Till a fish with a grin,
pulled the fisherman in.
Now they’re fishing the fissure for Fisher.


* fissure = Spalt (Gesteinspalt)

A flea and a fly flew up in a flue*.
Said the flea, „Let us fly!“
Said the fly, „Let us flee!“
So they flew through a flaw* in the flue.

* flue = Kamin, Ofenrohr
* flaw = Fehler; hier: Sprung/Riss im Kamin

Red lorry, yellow lorry (x3)
Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely
You know New York, you need New York, you know you need unique New York

Peter Piper picked a peck* of pickled peppers.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

* peck (unit) = Viertelscheffel (Einheit)

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
She sells sea-shells at the sea-shore.
She sees cheese (x3)
The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.

He threw three free throws. (3x)

If two witches would watch two watches,
which witch would watch which watch?

How much wood would a woodchuck* chuck
If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck
If a woodchuck would chuck wood.

* woodchuck = Waldmurmeltier

I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.

Which witch is which? (3x)

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