Today is International Tongue Twister Day, a day to celebrate those expressions that tend to tie your tongue in knots. A tongue-twister is defined as “a phrase that is designed to be difficult to articulate properly, and can be used as a type of spoken (or sung) word game. Some tongue-twisters produce results which are humorous (or humorously vulgar) when they are mispronounced, while others simply rely on the confusion and mistakes of the speaker for their amusement value.” Here are several I managed to uncover that involve beer. Enjoy.
Brewer Braun brews brown beer (Braubauer Braun braut braunes Bier)
Bold and brave beer brewers always prepare bitter, brown, Bavarian beer (Biedere brave Bierbauerburschen bereiten beständig bitteres braunes bayrisches Bier)
Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery.
An old seabear sits on the pier and drinks a pint of beer.
A canner can can anything that he can,
But a canner can’t can a can, can he?
Do drunk ducks and drakes drown?
Betty Botter had some bitter,
“But,” she said, “this bitter’s bitter.
If I brew this bitter better,
It would make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter,
That would make my batter better.”
So she bought a bit of butter –
Better than her bitter butter –
And she baked it in her batter;
And the batter was not bitter.
So ’twas better Betty Botter
Bought a bit of better bitter.
The bitters Betty Botter bought could make her batter bitter, so she thought she’d better buy some better bitters!