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Ailing Auntie Annie Ames ate apple butter in abundance.


The big fat cat sat on the rat. (Repeat 3x)
(submitted by Brian T. from Texas)
The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.
(Thanks to Brian T. from Texas for this submission from "My Fair Lady")
Double bubble gum bubbles double. (submitted by Elisabeth from Brazil)
Betty Botter had some butter,
"But," she said, "this butter's bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
it would make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter--
that would make my batter better."

So she bought a bit of butter,
better than her bitter butter,
and she baked it in her batter,
and the batter was not bitter.
So 'twas better Betty Botter
bought a bit of better butter.

Billy blows big blue bubbles.
Barber baby bubbles and a bumble bee
(submitted by Tracy Paul Feyereisen)
Baby boy blue blows bubbles.
(submitted by Toniann DeFusco)

Busy buzzing bumble bees.
A big black bug bit a big black bear,
Made the big black bear bleed blood.
(submitted by Jacqui Phillips)

Captain Kangaroo's carefully crunching crunchy candy corn.
Chris crashes crimson cars quickly.
A cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.
(submitted by Robin Keith)
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could,
and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would
if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
How much wood
Would a woodchuck chuck
If a woodchuck could chuck wood?

He'd chuck all the wood
That a woodchuck could
If a woodchuck could chuck wood.
(submitted by Byron Stuckless)
A cheap sheep is cheaper than a cheap ship.
(submitted by Anne-Cécile Couderc)
The cheeky Chief Chef Chicken chatted to the Second Chef Chicken as he cooked.
(submitted by Derrell Thomas)
Chubby Chuck got chubby cheeks.
(submitted by Andrea)
Danny donates dollars, doing deeds diligently for tax deductions.

Chipp couldn't chop chocolate chips 'cause Chip chipped his chocolate chip chopper.
(submitted by Madu Bodinagoda)


If one doctor doctors another doctor, does the doctor
who doctors the doctor doctor the doctor the way the
doctor he is doctoring doctors? Or does he doctor
the doctor the way the doctor who doctors doctors?
Dazzling dinosaurs dance, dance, dance.
"Ed's easily excited," excitedly exclaimed Edwina.
Eddie eats eight eggs easily every evening.
(submitted by Nguyen Quoc Viet)
A flea and a fly flew up in a flue.
Said the flea, "Let us fly!"
Said the fly, "Let us flee!"
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
Funny Frank fell fifty feet.
Four fluffy feathers and a fiffer feffer feff
(submitted by Tracy Paul Feyereisen)
Fresh fried fish,
Fish fresh fried,
Fried fish fresh,
Fish fried fresh.
Of all the felt I ever felt,
I never felt a piece of felt
which felt as fine as that felt felt,
when first I felt that felt hat's felt.
Fe Fi Fo Fom --Tell me quickly where you're from.
(anonymous submission)

Greek grapes.
Grandma gathers great green grapes.
Gray geese graze in the green, green grass.
George and Grace grew glossy grapes and grimy garlic gladly.
(submitted by Janet Kidon)
In Hartford, Hereford and Hampshire, Hurricanes Hardly Hever Happen.
(Thanks to Brian from "My Fair Lady.")
Harry helped Hailey hold the hot pot. (Repeat 3x.)
Inchworms itching.
Icabod is itchy; so am I.
(submitted by Tracy Paul Feyereisen)
Jackie's jumping jovially 'round Jakarta.
Chubby jugglers juggling oranges jovially.
Jumping Jacky jeered a jesting juggler.
Did Jumping Jacky jeer a jesting juggler?
If Jumping Jacky jeered a jesting juggler,
Then where is the jesting juggler that Jumping Jacky jeered?
(submitted by Ameeta)
Red leather, yellow leather. Red leather, yellow leather.
Red lorry, yellow lorry
Red lorry, yellow lorry
Red lorry, yellow lorry
(submitted by Andrew Johnston)

Note: ("Lorry," for those who don't know, is the British English word for the American English "truck.")
Really leery, rarely Larry.
Round the rugged rock, the ragged rascal ran.
Raleigh, are you already ready?
Are you really ready, Raleigh?
Raleigh's really ready, Riley.
Riley, Raleigh's already ready!
Rubber baby buggy bumpers,
Rubber baby buggy bumpers,
Rubber baby buggy bumpers.
(submitted by Valerie Brown-Wood)
Lucy and Lacy love lemon lollipops.
Little Lola Lopp licked a lollipop.
(submitted by Tracy Paul Feyereisen)
A real weird rear wheel. (Repeat 3x)
(submitted by Jason Morgan)
Rory, the Romanian rural warrior-ruler rip roared as he rested on his horses' real rear posterior wrongly.
(submitted by Derrell Thomas)
Rory and Rupert warriors and Roger the worrier were all really reared wrongly in a rural brewery.
(submitted by Derrell Thomas)
Might might make right.
Momma made me mash my M & M's.
(submitted by Robin Keith)
Moose noshing much mush.
Nine new noisy, nosy, annoying neighbors
Nine nervous Nuns in an Indiana Nunnery.
(submitted by Robin Keith)


Nine new neckties and a nightshirt and a nose
(submitted by Tracy Paul Feyereisen)
Noisy knobbly kneed gnome
Had nine nice nieces
Who knocked nine times,
On a nutty knotty knocker.
The nine nice nieces were known to be naughty,
For eighty one knocks
On a nutty knotty knocker
Is a noisy niecy nutty knotty knocker knock
(submitted by James Corr)
Naive Nanna Nancy needed no nickname.
(submitted by Nguyen Quoc Viet)
You know New York.
You need New York.
You know you need unique New York.
(submitted by Doug Nelson)
Orange jello, lemon jello,
Orange jello, lemon jello,
Orange jello, lemon jello.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
Poppa, Poppa picked a pot of peas.
(submitted by Robin Keith)
Pirates' private property
(submitted by Catherine Quinto)
Push, pull. Push, pull. Push, pull.
(submitted by Brianna)
Plead Lee's pleas for peas, please!
(submitted by Lee the Lemon)
Quaint queens can't quarrel crazily.
Queenie is quite quiet, but quick-witted.
(submitted by Fong Chee)
The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.
She sells sea shells by the sea shore.
(submitted by Donna Caddie)
Seven slippery sea- snakes slithered past the shore.
(submitted by Kathy Donaghey)
 Sister Suzie sewing shirts for soldiers
Such skill at sewing shirts
Our shy young sister Suzie shows
Some soldiers send epistles
Say they'd rather sleep in thistles
Than the saucy, soft short shirts for soldiers Sister Suzie sews
Sal sang seven silly songs.
Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore. But if Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore then where are the sea shells Sally sells?
Slender skiers slammed into sleek smugglers.
(submitted by Rose Richman)
Scandalous scouts scaled a scaffold.
(submitted by Rose Richman)
Students scribbled on scruffy sneakers.
(submitted by Rose Richman)
Skillful skaters skidded and slammed against a big stone slab.
(submitted by Rose Richman)
Stodgy students study static structures.
(submitted by Rose Richman)
Squirmy squirrels swim in slosh.
(submitted by Rose Richman)
I vigorously sheared the swift smelly silly sheep on the sweet swell sheep swift ship.
(submitted by Derrell Thomas)
Sixty six sick chicks are stuck in the stock room full of sixty six sticks.
(submitted by Francis Joshua Calabia)
Sailor Sam saw some swallows swooping suddenly.
(submitted by Nguyen Quoc Viet)

The sailor thought his ship was sinking,
such thoughts no sailor should be thinking.
(submitted by Dieter Wolters)

One smart fellow, he felt smart.
Two smart fellows, they felt smart.
Three smart fellows, they all felt smart. (Repeat 3x.)
(submitted by Donna Hoult)
Susie sells sea shells by the sea shore.
(submitted by Brian T. from Texas)
Moses supposes his toes-es are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously. Moses, he knows-es his toes-es aren't roses, as Moses supposes his toes-es to be.
(Thanks to Brian T. from Texas for this submission from "Singing in the Rain.")
The sixth sheik's sixth sheep is sick.
She sees Shem shake.
A cheap sheep is cheaper than a cheap ship.
(submitted by Anne-Cécile Couderc)
The three trees
(submitted by Lisa Cyr)
Not these things here but those things there.
(submitted by Dan)
King Thistle stuck a thousand thistles in the thistle of his thumb.
A thousand thistles King Thistle stuck in the thistle of his thumb.
If King Thistle stuck a thousand thistles in the thistle of his thumb,
How many thistles did King Thistle stick in the thistle of his thumb?
Ruth and Luther's moose's loosest tooth is uncouth.
(submitted by Norma Jean Krim)
I can think of six thin things, but I can think of six thick things too.
(submitted by Elisabeth from Brazil)
One way to outthink others is to make them think you think you're not really thinking what you're trying to get them to think you think.
(submitted by Krista Lewis)
Whether the weather is cold,
Whether the weather is hot,
We’ll weather the weather, whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.
(submitted by Jen Kerr from Canada)
Three free throws. (Repeat 3x.)
Three thieves thank you. (Repeat 3x.)
A Tudor who tooted a flute
tried to tutor two tooters to toot.
Said the two to their tutor,
"Is it harder to toot
or to tutor two tooters to toot?"
Never trouble about trouble until trouble troubles you!
If a Hottentot taught a Hottentot tot
To talk ere the tot could totter,
Ought the Hottenton tot
Be taught to say aught, or naught,
Or what ought to be taught her?
If to hoot and to toot a Hottentot tot
Be taught by her Hottentot tutor,
Ought the tutor get hot
If the Hottentot tot
Hoot and toot at her Hottentot tutor?
Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.
Tie three tree twigs.
(submitted by Lisa MacIntyre)
Truly rural.
Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat.
(submitted by Donna Hoult)
You usually use unique unicorns.
Betty loves the velvet vest best.
(submitted by Ian Wilson)
Vincent vowed vengeance very vehemently.
Vincent the very vivacious vacuuming vampire visited Victor Von Viking the vegetarian veterinarian vacationing in Valentine Valley.
(submitted by Madu Bodinagoda)
Which wristwatch is a Swiss wristwatch?
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear,
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair,
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy,
Was he?

Whether the weather is warm,
Whether the weather is hot,
We have to put up with the weather
Whether we like it or not.
(submitted by Montserrat Casas)
Whether the weather is cold,
Whether the weather is hot,
We’ll weather the weather, whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.
(submitted by Jen Kerr from Canada)
Would that we would work without weariness!
(adapted from submission by Nguyen Quoc Viet)
If two witches were watching two watches: which witch would watch which watch?
(anonymous submission)

Three Swedish switched witches watch three Swiss Swatch watch switches.
Which Swedish switched witch watched which Swiss Swatch watch switch?
(submitted by Stela Bortolon)
Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.
Wrist watch, wrist watch, wrist watch.
(submitted by Donna Hoult)
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
(submitted by Susanna Garcia Pons)
"Extra, Extra!" Exton exclaimed excitedly.
Sixish.
Expect exactly, exactly expect excellence.
(submitted by Josefine Mangaoang)
Exemplary example exempts jinxes.
(submitted by Josefine Mangaoang)
Exacting vixen exudes existence.
(submitted by Josefine Mangaoang)
Extreme exercise exacerbates exhaustion.
(submitted by Josefine Mangaoang)
Yellow yo-yos,
Yellow yo-yos,
Yellow yo-yos.
Yellow Jello. Yellow Jello. Yellow Jello. Yellow Jello.
(submitted by Rose Richman)
Zebras zig and zebras zag.
Zac the xenophobic zebra
Lived in a Xebec
And zealously zapped out zangy zippy xeroxed tunes
on his Zippy xylophone and zingy zither.
(submitted by James Corr)

To sit in solemn silence in a dull dark dock in a pestilential prison with a life long lock awaiting the sensation of a short sharp shock from a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block.
(From Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado"; thanks to Teresa Howie for identifying the source of this quote.)


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