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Tongue Twister

Theopolis Thistledown, the successful Thistle Sifter,
In sifting a sieve full of unsifted thistles,
Thrust three thousand thistles
Through the thick of his thumb
If, then, Theopolis Thistledown,
The successful thistle sifter,
In sifting a sieve of unsifted thistles,
Thrust these thousand thistles
Through the thick of his thumb,
See that though, in sifting a sieve of unsifted thistles,
Does not get the thistles stuck in thy tongue.
 

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Keyword(s): PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; RHYME ; Thistle ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE ; WORD PLAY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

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"THEOPHOLUS THISTLER"

THEOPHOLUS THISTLER, THE SUCCESSFUL THISTLE SIFTER,
SUCCESSFULLY SIFTED THREE THOUSAND THISTLES THROUGH THE
THICK OF HIS THUMB. IF THEOPHOLUS THISTLER, THE SUCCESSFUL
THISTLE SIFTER, SUCCESSFULLY SIFTED THREE THOUSAND THISTLES
THROUGH THE THICK OF HIS THUMB, WHERE ARE THE THREE
THOUSAND THISTLES THAT THEOPHOLUS THISTLER, THE SUCCESSFUL
THISTLE SIFTER, SUCCESSFULLY SIFTED THROUGH THE THICK OF HIS
THUMB.

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; GAME ; Language ; Sifter ; Thistle ; TONGUE TWISTER

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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