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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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Motifs added by TRD

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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