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The Art of Detangling the Twisted Tongue

The Art of Detangling the Twisted Tongue

A tongue twister is a type of diction or articulation exercise containing a series of alliterations that challenge language enthusiasts to recite difficult words at a fast, rhythmic pace and help them improve their fluency, speech, and accent. The linguistic sensation is also seen as a spoken word game that brings enjoyment to its practitioners, and is celebrated as a casual holiday every 8th of November.

To master the art of detangling the twisted tongue, one may recite the tongue twister slowly at first, and then practice it in a repetitive manner while gradually speeding up his or her pace.

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Benefits of Tongue Twisters

A tongue twister is a great self-improvement tool that helps an individual brush up his speech, boost his confidence, express himself better, and kill his time in a productive manner. Aside from these, tongue twisters also offer you the following benefits:

  • Strengthen and stretch the muscles involved in speaking, which extends from your facial muscles to your neck.
  •  Point out which sounds are difficult for you to pronounce, especially with consonant digraph sounds such as ch, sh, and th.
  •  Warm up your public speaking skills. 
  •  Expand your vocabulary and reading comprehension.

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Tongue Twisters for You and Me

Here is a list of tongue-twisting phrases that you can use to unravel your speaking abilities and to challenge your friends in beating you in this tongue-tying game. Take note that you should repeat these phrases until you have mastered the art of performing them without resorting to stutterness.

"High roller, low roller, lower roller."

"Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear."

"Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks."

"Top chopstick shops stock top chopsticks."

"A big bug bit a bold bald bear and the bold bald bear bled blood badly."

"A quick-witted cricket critic."

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