11 November – Tongue Twister Day
Stephen King, IT
It’s an elegant dance, or a fumbling ungainly stumble through a linguistic waltz. Whether you’re discussing Peter Piper “picking a peck of pickled peppers” or the vagaries chirped out by “A quick-witted cricket critic”, Tongue Twister Day encourages you to give your tongue a work out and challenge your friends to the most convoluted and difficult tongue twisters. How many knots will you tie YOUR tongue into?
So which tongue twister is the most difficult? In the English language, the Guinness Book of World Records professes the most difficult tongue twister to be “The sixth sick sheikh’s sixth sheep’s sick.” Give it a go!