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Another tongue twister to twist your tongue

Here’s a very well-known tongue twister:

“She sells seashells on the sea shore.
The shells she sells are seashells, I’m sure.
For if she sells seashells on the sea shore
Then I’m sure she sells sea-shore shells.”

I’ve never managed to get through this one without making a mistake!

A little bit of fun

“When I was young there was only 25 letters in the alphabet? Nobody knew why.” Do you get it? Look below for the explanation.           why = Y

A rhyming riddle for you to solve

Here’s a rhyming riddle for you today. “I come in different styles. I can help you walk for miles. I come in a pair. I’m something you wear.” Scroll down the page for the answer.             “A pair of shoes”

Twisting your tongue

Tongue twisters are good if you want to practise your pronunciation. Give this one a try: “If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?” to chew = kauen, zerkauen

Ready for a riddle?

A riddle is a problem that is not always easy to solve or that has no clear answer. Here’s one for you: Re-arrange the letters: O O U S W T D N E J R to spell just one word. Scroll down the page to read the answer.            Continue Reading

A limerick

Did you know that a limerick is a humorous poem with five lines? The first, second and fifth lines generally have seven to ten syllables and rhyme with each other. The third and fourth lines are shorter and only have five to seven syllables and have to rhyme with each other, too. Here’s an example:Continue Reading

Is there a little bit of truth here?

“Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.” Just for fun!

Just for fun

This tongue twister looks SO easy, but try to get your tongue around it. Say the sentence out loud three times. I needed to practise this quite a bit before it worked! 😉 “Good blood, bad blood.”

Richard and the number trick

Richard Wiseman has another amazing trick for us today. It surprised me and I had to try it out straight away. So it might well surprise your colleagues, family or friends. Watch Richard’s very short and sweet video clip on YouTube.

“You live in a single-storey house made “entirely of redwood”. What colour would the stairs be?”         Answer: What stairs? You live in a house with one storey!