He Smells Wee Snails in the Cheese Store

Trunk Twisters by Phil Burns

Trunk Twisters by Phil Burns

AnElephantCant claim he’s a smart chap
But he used to be dumber than now
If you read this poem
And you think you know him
You are probably wondering HOW?

He gets himself in all sorts of fankles*
With what are known to most folk as tongue twisters
About pluckers who pluck pheasants
And seventy seven benevolent Elephants
His trunk is soon covered in blisters

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper
If you can say that three times you are good
Black background brown background
One to really confound
Chuck Woods’ woodchuck would chuck he would as much as he could and chuck as much wood as any woodchuck would if a woodchuck could and would chuck wood (or thereabouts!)

In Edinburgh when the trouble starts
The Leith police dismisseth us
He wishes to wash
His Irish wristwatch
Perhaps he’ll get a new one for Christmas

He threw three free throws
As six sleek swans swim swiftly southwards
Six slimy snails sail silently
AnElephant reacts almost violently
And his mammoth brain explodes inside outwards

Now you all know AnElephant tries hard
But compared to the master he is really no use
So he ends this post
With a bow and a toast
To the words of the genius who is Dr Seuss:

But Never Give Your Daddy a Walrus
A walrus with whiskers
is not a good pet.
And a walrus which whispers
is worse even yet.
When a walrus lisps whispers
through tough rough wet whiskers,
your poor daddy’s ear
will get blispers and bliskers
(Copyright Dr Seuss, magician)

*fankles – Scots for tangles, muddles

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7 Responses to He Smells Wee Snails in the Cheese Store

  1. utesmile says:

    Wow they are mouthfuls…I need to practice….. peter Piper picked……


  2. emmylgant says:

    AnElephantCan do tongue twisters
    Hilariously without blinkers
    Emmy tries but not so nimbly
    Still, she’d like to see
    Six Slimy snails sail silently,
    Si ca se passe ainsi c’est sans soucis
    C’est un virelangue, pas une fleur
    Mon père est maire mon frère est masseur.


  3. Margaret says:

    You still make me smile…


  4. RoSy says:

    A fun post – Had me tripping on my tongue! 😆


  5. Willow says:

    So clever and witty! Made me laugh. Also liked Phil’s Trunk Twister.


  6. Penny L Howe says:

    Love the title, Love the post and excellent rhymes! Love Phil’s elephant drawing! As always anelephantcan’t write anything wrong, even tongue twisters! 🙂


  7. Alastair says:

    I have found tongue twisters to be fun
    I think AnElephant did these so well
    I will start Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
    Oh .. on that I am sorry
    I have just been saved by the bell.

    I know .. rubbish lol.

    The version I know if is:
    How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.


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