Top 26 Funny Tongue Twisters from 21 Countries

Tongue twisters were created in the 19th century for fun and entertainment. They quickly became a tool for speech therapy and preparation before public speaking. These hard-to-pronounce words and phrases work as a physical exercise for your tongue, lips, and cheeks. Even kids who don’t appreciate forced learning can be thrilled by them.

Nevertheless, people have continued to view tongue twisters as a fun challenge. They’ve come up with numerous imaginative sequences that may lack sense but never amusement. With tongue twisters, training your pronunciation skills becomes more intriguing than tiring. And you shouldn’t be ashamed to admit that even today tongue twisters are entertaining to repeat!

On this list, you’ll find utterances that are known for being humorous yet helpful. You can practice them on friends or family members and make them laugh. Be sure to compare how the humor changes from country to country, from language to language. It may even change your perspective on other cultures.

Top 26 Funny Tongue Twisters from 21 Countries

Ruth Kinloch
Ruth Kinloch

Ruth Kinloch is a private tutor, language lover, and traveler. She has had a passion for languages since childhood. As a long-term tutor, she always looks for the most effective ways of learning. Ruth graduated from Indiana University and currently lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Reza
November 28th, 2019 - 11:41 am

Very entertaining and informative, Ruth! Here’s another old one that you mightn’t know – in Catalan:
Setze jutges d’un jutjat mengen fetge d’un penjat. Si el penjat es despenja, els setze jutges del jutjat no podran menjar més fetge del penjat.
I’ll let you work out the translation yourself 😉

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Ruth Kinloch
Ruth Kinloch
November 29th, 2019 - 10:38 am

I’m happy you liked the infographic, Reza 🙂 We have this tongue twister listed here Catalan Tongue Twisters

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