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Meaning of the “don't spring on the inner-spring this spring or there will be an offspring next spring”

Today we encountered this tongue twister: Don't spring on the inner-spring this spring or there will be an offspring next spring Is there any meaning of it? Or it's just a tongue twister without ...
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schwa and /æ/ in 'can you can a can as a canner can can a can'

Can somebody tell me when the sounds 'schwa' and /æ/ are used in the following tongue twister: Can you can a can as a canner can can a can.
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Connected speech in a tongue twister

A friend of mine just forwarded me a tongue twister. And I got curious about a possible relation with connected speech The pheasant plucker’s daughter sits plucking pheasants pleasantly Such a ...
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Were tongue twisters meant for fun? Or were they intended for improving speech?

Of late, I have been reading and saying out loud a few tongue twisters in English after picking them up in one of the Facebook shares. While tongue twisters probably exist in all languages ever spoken,...
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Looking for a limerick, tongue twister or haiku [closed]

Has anyone come across a limerick, tongue twister or hai ku relating to the following words? pear, pair, pare Or does anyone want to make an attempt, something along the lines of "woodchuck chuck" ...
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Rubber baby buggy bumpers [closed]

Can someone explain the meaning of the following tongue twister:Rubber baby buggy bumpers? I am familiar with the meaning of individual words, but am still not sure that I get the meaning of the whole ...
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Tongue Twisters

Why are tongue twisters difficult (slower) to read aloud than non-twisters? Why would reading twisters silently continue to be difficult?
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How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? A woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could if a woodchuck could chuck wood! What is the origin of this tongue-twister ...