Apparently, today is National tongue twister day…. well according to the internet it could be today, or Sunday depends who you want to believe!!!
Tongue twisters have fascinated people throughout history. Did you know that Peter Piper is a historical figure? Pierre Poivre was a one-armed French pirate and horticulturist during the mid-1700s. Poivre was notorious for stealing spice nuts (known as “peppers”) from Dutch trade ships, and using them to plant his garden. On at least one occasion he stole half a bushel of nutmegs, which inspired the tongue twister we know and love today.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
FUN FACTS: According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the most difficult tongue twister in the English language is: “The sixth sick sheikh’s sixth sheep’s sick.” and the shortest is “Toy Boat”… sound simple, try saying it 5 times… FAST!
To celebrate International Tongue Twister Day, have some fun, make up your own or practice some of your favourite tongue twisters with your friends and family… or colleagues and call it team building!