Said to be a diction test for would-be radio announcers: To be read clearly, without mistakes, in less than 20 seconds (from Coronet Magazine, August 1948).
Kanta is a masai girl, she can tie a tie and untie a tie, if kanta can tie a tie and untie a tie, why can't I tie a tie and untie a tie?
I'm a mother pheasant plucker.
I pluck mother pheasants.
I'm the pleasantest mother pheasant plucker,
That ever plucked a mother pheasant.
I'm Not the pheasant plucker,
I'm the pheasant plucker's son.
But I'll stay and pluck the pheasants
Till the pheasant plucking 's done!
If you go for a gopher a gopher will go for a gopher hole.
Seven slick and sexy sealskin ski suits slid slowly down the slope.
The chief of the Leith police dismisseth us.
Fred Threlfall's thirty-five fine threads are finer threads than Fred Threlfall's thirty-five thick threads.
by Anthony Nichols
Bug's black blood
Reed Wade Road
Jack's nap sack strap snapped.
I saw Esau sitting on a seesaw. I saw Esau; he saw me.
""Hitchcock Hawk Watch Spots Record Raptors""
Title of an article in the Neola Gazette
Sure, sir, the ship's sure shipshape, sir.
The Smothers brothers' father's mother's brothers are
the Smothers brothers' mother's father's other brothers.
Two dozen double damask dinner napkins
from an old radio comedy program
The cat crept into the crypt, crapped and crept out.