stoutest wrists and loudest boasts, He thrusts his fist against the posts And
still insists he sees the ghosts.
the big bazaar.
“But,” she said, “this butter’s bitter. If I bake this bitter
butter, It will make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter – That would
make my batter better.” So she bought a bit of butter, Better than her
bitter butter, And she baked it in her batter, And the batter was not bitter.
So ’twas better Betty Botter Bought a bit of better butter.
the big black bear bleed blood.
bittern, And the bitter better bittern Bit the bitter biter back. And the
bitter bittern, bitten, By the better bitten bittern, Said: “I’m a bitter
biter bit, alack!”
butter, The butter Peter bought was bitter, So Peter Bought A better butter, To
make the bitter butter better.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck
could chuck wood? He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as
much wood as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary
grooves in groves.
drip-drape, ship-shape, tip-top sock.
woodchuck could chuck wood? He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, And
chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would If a woodchuck could chuck wood.
hare. When bare of hair he strips the hare,
thick things too.
ere the tot could totter, Ought the Hottenton tot
ought to be taught her? If to hoot and to toot a Hottentot tot Be taught by her
Hottentot tutor, Ought the tutor get hot If the Hottentot tot
the doctor who doctors the doctor doctor the doctor the way the doctor he is
doctoring doctors? Or does he doctor the doctor the way the doctor who doctors
shoes he chews?
pheasant plucker’s mate. I’m only plucking pheasants
me; For kneading of noodles, ’twere needless, you see;
kneed, I then should have need of your needles indeed.
me, and she saw I saw Esau.
the slitted sheet I sit.
Was not the thought I thought I thought.
seesaw. Now See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw
Had Soar seen See’s saw Before See sawed Soar’s seesaw, See’s saw would not
have sawed Soar’s seesaw. So See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw. But it was sad to
see Soar so sore Just because See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw!
a crane that is lame.
piece of felt Which felt as fine as that felt felt, When first I felt that felt
also a boar. The bear could not bear the boar.
bear could bear no more Of that boar that bored him on the moor, And so one
morn he bored the boar – That boar will bore the bear no more.
too. When One-One won one race, Two-Two won one, too. On mules we find two legs
behind And two we find before. We stand behind before we find What those behind
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
peppers, Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper
you pass proficiently, perhaps you’ll play professionally.
where a plaice is pleased to be placed.
cat. The cotton batten cat was bitten by a rat. The kitten that was bitten had
a button for an eye, And biting off the button made the cotton batten fly.
back some rubber baby-buggy bumpers.
shot-silk sashes as the sunshine shone on the side of the
I saw saw in Arkansas.
shortly, say this softly; Say this sixteen times in succession.
shells she sells are seashells, I’m sure.
mimicking him hiccuping, and amicably welcoming him home.
through a thistle sieve.
The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed Shilly-shallied south.
should sleep in a shed.
knees, and sneezed.
stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.
shoulders. Some shun sunshine.
snared six sickly silky snakes.
Sammy, surprised. “Someone should show Sylvia some strokes so she shall
shoes shines Susan. She ceases shining shoes and socks,
Swan swam back again. Well swum, swan!
Gray were the geese and green was the grass.
a tree. He was a two-toed tree toad But a three-toed toad was she. The two-toed
tree toad tried to win The three-toed she-toad’s heart, For the two-toed tree
toad loved the ground That the three-toed tree toad trod. But the two-toed tree
toad tried in vain. He couldn’t please her whim. From her tree toad bower With
her three-toed power The she-toad vetoed him.
two tooters to toot. Said the two to the tutor:
tooters to toot?”
noise annoys a noisy oyster.
twist, For the twisting a twist, he three twines will
twist do untwist, The twine that untwisteth untwisteth the twist.
window washers wash Washington’s windows with warm washing water.
witch wished which wicked wish?
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Did Peter Piper pick a peck of
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pick! led peppers, where’s the peck of pickled
peppers Peter Piper picked?
She sells seashells by the seashore. The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore, I’m sure she sells seashore shells.
A flea and a fly flew up in a flue. Said the flea, “Let us fly!” Said
the fly, “Let us flee!” So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
Betty Botter had some butter, But, she said, “this butter’s bitter. If I
bake this bitter butter, it would make my batter bitter. But a bit of better
butter that would make my batter better. So she bought a bit of butter, better
than her bitter butter, And she baked it in her batter, and the batter was not
bitter. So ’twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter.
A big black bug bit a big black bear, made the big black bear bleed blood.
Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.
A bitter biting bittern Bit a better brother bittern, And the bitter better
bittern Bit the bitter biter back. And the bitter bittern, bitten, By the
better bitten bittern, Said: “I’m a bitter biter bit, alack!”
Mr. See owned a saw. And Mr. Soar owned a seesaw. Now See’s saw sawed Soar’s
seesaw Before Soar saw See, Which made Soar sore. Had Soar seen See’s saw
before See sawed Soar’s seesaw, See’s saw would not have sawed Soar’s seesaw.
So See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw. But it was sad to see Soar so sore Just
because See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw!
Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep. The seven silly sheep Silly Sally
shooed shilly-shallied south. These sheep shouldn’t sleep in a shack; sheep
should sleep in a sack.
“understand”. If you don’t understand, say “don’t
understand”. But if you understand and say “don’t understand”.
How do I understand that you understand? Understand!
if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.
see. And all he could see was sea, sea, sea.
Purple Paper People.
which witch would watch which watch?
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.
beans. Said a fellow to a fellow,
tell a fellow What a fellow means?”
Inside stood outside and called to Mr. Outside inside. Mr. Outside answered Mr.
Inside from inside and Told Mr. Inside to come inside. Mr. Inside said
“NO”, and told Mr. Outside to come outside. Mr. Outside and Mr.
Inside argued from inside and outside about going outside or coming inside.
Finally, Mr. Outside coaxed Mr. Inside to come inside, and then both Mr.
Outside and Mr. Inside went outside to the riverside.
The Sea Shells That She Sells, On The Sea Shore Are Not The Real Ones
inside inn with his inside outside his inside inn.
doctor who doctors the doctor, doctor the doctor the way the doctor is
doctoring doctors? Or does the doctor doctor the way the doctor who doctors
doctors? “When a doctor falls ill another doctor doctor’s the doctor. Does
the doctor doctoring the doctor doctor the doctor in his own way or does the
doctor doctoring the doctor doctors the doctor in the doctor’s way”
Whether the weather be fine, Or Whether the weather be not, Whether the weather
be cold Or whether the weather be hot, We’ll weather the weather Whatever the
weather, Whether we like it or not. watch? Whether the weather is hot. Whether
the weather is cold. Whether the weather is either or not. It is whether we
like it or not.
“Oh what should we do” Said the flea” Let us fly Said the fly
“Let us flee” So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
tongue will be twisted as Tongue twister twists tongues.
under ramp lamps.
light night like tonight, For a night-light’s light’s a slight light, And
tonight’s a night that’s light. When a night’s light, like tonight’s light, It
is really not quite right. To light night-lights with their slight lights. On a
light night like tonight.