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#106465 06/26/03 10:49 AM
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And two from my mother's old elocution book.....

If moses supposes his toeses are roses, then Moses supposes erroneously

and.....

imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie


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"dismisseth" is hard enough to say


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Rubber baby buggy bumpers.




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A box of biscuits
A box of mixed biscuits
And a biscuit mixer.


My mother's version had it
..Six boxes of biscuits
..six boxes of mixed biscuits
..and one biscuit mixer.

and as often as not it came out "bisket misker"

She also had just plain "rubber buggy bumper." I tried to expand that, wound up with a "really rugged rigid rubber baby buggy bumper" but decided that the rhythm actually made it easier to say correctly

And of course there is the classic "She sells sea shells by the sea shore."

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The hardest one I know, producing an effect similar to the English "red lorry, yellow lorry" when repeated, is:

Blaukraut bleibt Blaukraut und
Brautkleid bleibt Brautkleid.

- Semper quis saudum rogat.


#106470 06/27/03 01:41 AM
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Try this one:

"I'm not a pheasant plucker,
I'm a pheasant plucker's son,
And I'm only plucking pheasants
Till the pheasant plucker comes."

I managed five once.


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oh yes, and the old classic of:

red lorry
yellow lorry

although, if you were brought up with trucks instead of lorries it's probably not one you'd come across - after the second or third time you suddenly realise you're talking about lollies instead of lorries!


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I'm only plucking pheasants

hah, one of my favourites too Pfranz! Funnily enough I learnt a small variation on that which runs And I'll keep on plucking pheasants... which I think is good since the [k] sound kernocks with the others in an inspiring konfusion!


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[starting to catch up in W & F e]
The Leith police dismisseth us.
Ohh, ooh! I got to GO to Leith! (Hi, Jo!) And, and, there was sunshine on Leith when I was there, just like the song!!! I was SOOOOOO happy!


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And I'll bet that your description of it won't be quite as long as Leith Walk ...


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