If a Hottentot tot taught a Hottentot tot to talk before the tot would totter, ought the Hottentot tot be taught to say ought, or naught, or what ought to be taught the Hottentot tot? If to hoot and to toot a Hottentot tot be taught by a Hottentot tutor, should the tutor get hot if the Hottentot tot hoots and toots at the Hottentot tutor?
Theophilius Thistle, thistle sifter, sifted a sieve of unsifted thistles. If Theophilius Thistle, the thistle sifter, sifted the sieve of unsifted thistles where is the sieve of unsifted thistles Theophilius Thistle, the thistle sifter, sifted?
Slippery sleds slide smoothly down the sluice-way
She sells sea shells by the sea shore, the shells that she sells are see shells for sure
Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran
How now, brown cow?
Short sails should sail surer seawards
Theo thrust a thumb through two or three thick straw thatches
The rate collector correctly collected two or three thick straw thatches
A fitful young fisher named Gabriel Fisher
Once fished for some fish in a fissure
Till a fish with a grin
Pulled the fisherman in —
Now they are fishing the fissure for Fisher
A flea and a fly in a flue
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly, "Let us flee!"
"Let us fly!" said the flea.
And they flew through a flow in the flue
Five fit fishers shipped six thick fish dishes
Knott and Shott fought a duel. The result was that they changed conditions. Knott was shot and Shott was not. It was better to be Shott then Knott.
A black cat sat on a mat and ate a fat rat. What a black cat!
He sighed, she sighed, they both sighed, side by side, down beside the river side.
If a twist twists a twister and the twist that twists the twister untwists the twister, what becomes of the twist?
Shoals of shrimps and soles should be sold in shrimp shops
If a doctor is doctoring a doctor, does the doctor doing the doctoring have to doctor the doctor the way the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored or does the doctor doctor the way he usually doctors?
If white chalk chalks on a black blackboard, will black chalk chalk on a white blackboard
What noise annoys an oyster most?
A noisy noise annoys an oyster most.
Ripe white wheat reapers reap ripe white wheat right.
Each Easter Eddie eats eighty Easter eggs.
She slits the sheet she sits on.
A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.
Red lolly, yellow lolly.
A twister of twists once twisted a twist.
and the twist that he twisted was a three twisted twist.
now in twisting this twist, if a twist should untwist,
would the twist that untwisted untwist the twists.
I am a mother pheasant plucker,
I pluck mother pheasants.
I am the best mother pheasant plucker,
that ever plucked a mother pheasant!
Mrs Hunt had a country cut front
in the front of her country cut pettycoat.
Where Molly had had "had had", "had had" had had the teacher’s approval.
Whenever the weather is cold.
Whenever the weather is hot.
We’ll whether the weather,
whatever the weather,
whether we like it or not.
Sunshine city, sunshine city, sunshine city, …
The batter with the butter is the batter that is better!
How many yaks could a yak pack pack if a yak pack could pack yaks?
Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.
One smart man, he felt smart.
Two smart men, they both felt smart.
Three smart men, they all felt smart.
If you stick a stock of liquor in your locker
it is slick to stick a lock upon your stock
or some joker who is slicker
is going to trick you of your liquor
if you fail to lock your liquor with a lock.
Clowns grow glowing crowns.
Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager
imagining managing an imaginary menagerie?
Sister Suzie sewing shirts for soldiers
Such skill as sewing shirts
Our shy young sister Suzie shows
Some soldiers send epistles
Say they’d rather sleep in thistles
Than the saucy, soft short shirts for soldiers Sister Suzie sews.
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?
Richard’s wretched ratchet wrench.
Rubber baby buggy bumpers.
Betty Botter bought some butter but, said she, the butter’s bitter.
If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter will make my bitter batter better.
So she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter,
put it in her bitter batter, made her bitter batter better.
So ’twas better Betty Botter bought some better butter.
A box of biscuits,
a box of mixed biscuits,
and a biscuit mixer.
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?
If two witches would watch two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
The soldier’s shoulder surely hurts!
She sees seas slapping shores.
Six sick sea-serpents swam the seven seas.
Betty bought some butter,
but the butter Betty bought was bitter,
so Betty bought some better butter,
and the better butter Betty bought
was better than the bitter butter Betty bought before!
I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit, and on that slitted sheet I sit.
I’m not the fig plucker,
nor the fig pluckers’ son,
but I’ll pluck figs
Till the fig plucker comes.
One black beetle bled only black blood, the other black beetle bled blue.
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck
if a wooodchuck could chuck wood?
A woodchuck could chuck as much wood
as a woodchuck would chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
I thought a thought. But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought
I thought I thought.
If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought,
I wouldn’t have thought so much.
To begin to toboggan first, buy a toboggan.
But do not buy too big a toboggan!
Too big a toboggan is too big a toboggan to buy to begin to toboggan.
Six stick shifts stuck shut.