Tongue twisters. Скороговорки (I i)

I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit,

and on the slitted sheet I sit.


 I thought a thought. But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought

I thought I thought.


If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought,

I wouldn’t have thought so much.


I  wish to wish the wish you wish to wish,

 but if you wish the wish the witch wishes,

 I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.


I am a mother pheasant / фазан /plucker /зд.ощипывальщик; рвать, дергать/

I pluck mother pheasants.

I am the best mother pheasant plucker,

That ever plucked a mother pheasant!


I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch./наручные часы


I’m not the fig / инжир/ plucker,

nor the fig pluckers’ son,

but I’ll pluck figs

Till the fig plucker comes.


 It’s not the cough that carries you off,

 it’s the coffin they carry you off in!


If you stick a stock of liquor in your locker

it is slick to stick a lock upon your stock

or some joker who is slicker / преим. амер. жулик/

is going to trick you of your liquor

if you fail to lock your liquor with a lock.


If two witches would watch two watches,

 which witch would watch which watch?


If Kantie can tie a tie and untie a tie, why can’t I tie a tie and untie a tie like Kantie can?


In Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire hurricanes hardly ever happen.

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