Babel: Can you say the world’s twistiest phrases?



Babel is today celebrating the European Day of Languages and would like to share a little bit of fun. One aspect of mastering a language is being able to conquer its tongue twisters. In English, this might be “around the rugged rock, the ragged rascal ran” or the childhood favourite “she sells seashells by the seashore”.

Babel Language writes:

It’s sometimes easy to get caught up in your own words. You say something just a bit too quickly and a jumble of sounds come out incoherently. That’s a tongue-twister – a sequence of ordinary words that become impossible to pronounce when put in succession. 

According to the Guinness World Records the world’s toughest tongue twister is “sixth sick sheikh’s sixth sheep sick.”  Or try saying “toy boat” several times in a row and you’ll find it becomes “toy boyt,” while “top cop” becomes “cop cop.”

Read our latest blog  on 'Tongue-Twisters' and see how well you and your colleagues get on - remember the faster, the funnier!

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