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I'm a sheet slitter. I slit sheets. I'm the best sheet slitter
that ever slit a sheet.

Submitter comment: This is a particular favorite of children since the
mispronounced words result in much laughter.

Where learned: OHIO ; TORONTO

James Callow Keyword(s): tongue-twister

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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Language: Tongue Twister

Sally Sawl, sitting on her slippery sled, saw a seesaw in some scratchy sand Saturday standing by a stop sign.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; GAME ; Language ; RHYME ; tongue-twister ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Language: Tongue Twister

Wij willen Willem weg wouw Willem Wijzer worden wij willen Willem weer.

Submitter comment:

English translation: We want to do away with William, but if William wises up, we want William back again.

My father learned it when he was young and living in Belgium.

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James Callow comment:

Not a good tongue-twister after being translated into English.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; Belgium ; ETHNIC ; Language ; tongue-twister

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Language: Tongue Twister

Tongue Twister:

She slid a sheet, a sheet she slid.

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Meaning??

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GAME ; Language ; RHYME ; tongue-twister ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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