Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A wonderful pair of tongue twisters

Last night on Colbert, I heard a wonderful tongue twister, recited jointly by Kevin Kline and Stephen Colbert.
Oh what a to-do to die today at a minute or two to two,
A thing distinctly hard to say but harder still to do,
And they’ll beat a tattoo at twenty to two, a rat-a-tat-tat, a tat-a-tat-too,
And the dragon will come when he hears the drum,
At a minute or two to two today, at a minute or two to two.

Looking this up afterwards, I also found this one, whch I like also:

Amidst the mists and fiercest frosts with barest wrists and stoutest boasts,
he thrusts his fists against the post and still insists he sees the ghost.

They bring back memories of warmups before rehearsals.
Yours, twisted, tongue-wise

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