Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Groundhog's Day and Tongue Twisters

So, apparently Phil says we've got 6 more weeks of winter left. Ugh. I'm kind of over winter. But Groundhog's Day is such a fun and funny day. I mean, it's a day dedicated to a large rodent, known by funnier names like woodchuck and whistle-pig, and whether or not he sees his shadow. What's not to love? And he's a darn cute guy, too. And then there's the movie, which is always a good laugh.

And this leads to my second subject, tongue twisters. In the car the other night, I was reminding the boys that today was Groundhog's Day. And I also reminded them that groundhogs are also called woodchucks. To which, Pierce replied, "How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" Ah, tongue twisters. They never fail to elicit a giggle from children and adults alike. So I'm going to share some of my family's favorite tongue twisters, most of which I learned from my very silly father, a couple of them just yesterday!

She sells seashells down by the seashore.

Green glass gas globes

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

Unique New York (You have to say that one a few times for its full effect!)

Seven sailing sailors sailing the seven seas

Those are just a few of the apparently MANY tongue twisters you can find to make yourself or your favorite kid giggle! I found this site and let me just say, after going through these, you'll just want to be quiet for a while!

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