Monday, June 28, 2010

Tongue Twisters

How do you entertain yourself and your kids when there’s no electricity or internet??? Simple, really! Do what we did in the Pratham Books office this morning, when we had no choice but to not work. (The was no electricity or net - as dependent on technology as we are...) Try it with tongue twisters! If you’re bored of the old “red lorry, yellow lorry” routine, or of sending poor Betty Botter out to buy butter each time, take a look at these random twisters that blew their way into our midst this afternoon.


If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?

A noisy noise annoys an oyster but a noisy oyster annoys an oyster most.

If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?

And a few in Hindi as well. These are from the first international collection of Hindi tongue twisters . The first one, is probably the only one I know already, on account of it having drilled into my head night after night by my friends.

Chandu ke chacha ne Chandu ke chachi ko chandni-chowk mein chaandi ki chammach se chutney chackaee.

Rakshi shaktishali shasak.

Khadak Singh ke khadakane se khadakati hain khidkiyan, khidkiyon ke khadakanese khadakata hai Khadak Singh.

Aha! The electricity is back! I ought to get back to work, though this has been fun! And feel free to add to the tongue twister collection in any language you want!

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