Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tongue Twisters Contest

Limber up those lips! In continuation of National Poetry Month celebrations, we're hosting a contest to see who can say the most tongue twisters without getting tongue-tied. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third places. Contest is Friday, April 13, from 3:30-4:30 pm in the auditorium.

A "tongue-twister" is a phrase that is difficult to speak aloud because of repetitive sounds that can cause the most eloquent of orators to stumble. Often they are slightly silly children's rhymes, like Peter Piper:

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?
 


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However, they can also be used to help those with speech impediments practice their elocution. 

Want to get some practice? Check out these English Tongue Twisters to get ready for the contest!

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