It doesn't really twist, it just stumbles


Ack, I know! I'm late! Have some international tongue twisters to ease the pain.

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - According to the Japanese anime I saw it on (yes, I’m a nerd, shut up), it means ‘bus gas explosion.’ Not a very difficult tongue twister, in my opinion, this; but the character who said it considers this tongue twister her Achilles’ heel. I am a thistle sifter. I have a sieve of sifted thistles and a sieve of unsifted thistles, because I am a thistle sifter. - If you’ve seen The King’s Speech, you may recognize this line from Lionel Logue, King George VI’s speech therapist, played by Geoffrey Rush. (Colin Firth yay) Ang balay ni Bilay Libat - ‘The house of Bilay the Cross-eyed’ (because Bilay the Strabismus Patient doesn’t quite have the same flow). This one’s from the Philippines, designed to make Filipino kids giggle at a mispronunciation that ends up being a naughty word. Use Spanish vowels if you’d like to try it out.

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