We’ve all been there.  That moment when your tongue keeps tripping and getting in the way of sounding eloquent and self assured.  It’s a killer for any scene.

Today’s exercise is an old standard.

Tongue Twisters.

But!  Here’s the catch.  Before each sentence, take a deep breath into your belly and say the sentence in one breath.  That doesn’t mean you have to rush through like a heathen.  If you run out of breath before the end of the sentence, take another deep breath and continue.

Below is my favorite tongue twister.  You can click the link here to read up on all the history behind it.

  • One hen
  • Two ducks
  • Three squawking geese
  • Four limerick oysters
  • Five corpulent porpoises
  • Six pair of Don Alverzo’s tweezers
  • Seven thousand Macedonian warriors in full battle array
  • Eight brass monkeys from the ancient, sacred, holy crypts of Egypt
  • Nine sympathetic, apathetic, diabetic, old men on roller skates, with a marked propensity towards procrastination and sloth
  • Ten lyrical, spherical, diabolical denizens of the deep who all stall around the corner on the quo of the quay of the quivvey, all at the same time.

Look for more tongue twisters at your leisure!