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I like tongue twisters.

Five fine vine weevils (plays with W, F and V)

Six sick stick insects (plays with S, ST, KT, K and T)

Gran crams clams into clean clam cans (plays with R and L and also with M and N)

How many more English sounds can be played with in a tongue tripping way ?

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    The state of the art paper on tongue twisters is still Larry Schourup's 1973 "Unique New York Unique New York Unique New York" in Papers from the 9th Regional Meeting, Chicago Linguistic Society, C. Corum et al (eds) pp 587-596. – John Lawler Jan 22 '15 at 1:05
  • @John Lawler: I notice you chose to use no hyphens. I got as far as "...art paper on tongue...." before I realized I had go back and re-parse. Perhaps in some earlier question you explained why hyphens are extraneous in "state of the art" used before a noun? – Brian Hitchcock Jan 22 '15 at 10:09
  • They're not needed in speech, so they must be extraneous. Just more unneeded squiggles like Hebrew vowels. – John Lawler Jan 22 '15 at 16:17

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