Nautical tongue twister

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  1. All U Get

    All U Get

    Joined Oct 2, 2008
    2,985 posts, 641 likes
    Pearson/ 530
    US Strafford, NH
    Bored with summer, try saying towboat three times fast. Do you have a nautical tongue twister?
     


  2. SFS

    SFS

    Joined Aug 18, 2015
    1,633 posts, 541 likes
    Hunter 31
    US Tampa Bay
    There was that one about selling shells by the shore. Does that qualify?
     


  3. Pirate Dave

    Pirate Dave

    Joined Dec 23, 2016
    117 posts, 53 likes
    Catalina 27
    us Clinton CT
    It is " she sells shells by the seashore"

    Not that I am old enough to remember that one but............................
     


  4. BlowMeAway

    BlowMeAway

    Joined Nov 30, 2015
    1,131 posts, 615 likes
    Hunter 1978 H30 Cherubini
    US Cayuga Lake, Ithaca
    “Toy Boat” 3 times is a bit tougher, and I struggled with “He’ll heel” just yesterday. The contraction got me. Not bored with summer yet!
     


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  5. AlastairLC

    AlastairLC

    Joined Jan 2, 2017
    485 posts, 180 likes
    O'Day 322
    US Lake Pleasant
    Almost. It’s “She sells seashells by the seashore.”
     


  6. 31seahorse

    31seahorse

    Joined Aug 2, 2005
    970 posts, 226 likes
    Celebrity Class 19
    US Penn Yan, NY (Seneca Lake SP)
    In this neck of the woods we always said, "She sells seashells down by the seashore." Suggesting that we were somehow on higher ground than the aforementioned "she", who was the shoreside seashell seller.
     


  7. Allan12210

    Allan12210

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    1,461 posts, 188 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Alameda CA
    My friend's boat was named " Revelree". I would always end up sounding like Elmer Fudd on the radio with that one.
     


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  8. BlowMeAway

    BlowMeAway

    Joined Nov 30, 2015
    1,131 posts, 615 likes
    Hunter 1978 H30 Cherubini
    US Cayuga Lake, Ithaca
    You mean like "welvawee"?
     


  9. Allan12210

    Allan12210

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    1,461 posts, 188 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Alameda CA
    Yep. Then we'd go hunting for Wabbits. :)
     


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  10. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,410 posts, 1,776 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    I thought it was Sally?

    Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
    She sells seashells on the seashell shore.
    The seashells she sells are seashore shells,
    Of that I'm sure.

    She sells seashells by the seashore.
    She hopes she will sell all her seashells soon.
    If neither he sells seashells
    Nor she sells seashells,
    Who shall sell seashells?
    Shall seashells be sold?
     


  11. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,410 posts, 1,776 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    .... and if we want to talk driftwood

    How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

    Well!
    A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as he could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
     


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  12. Hayden Watson

    Hayden Watson

    Joined Apr 5, 2009
    749 posts, 224 likes
    Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs
    US Oak Harbor, WA
    The 6th sick Sheik's 6th sheep's sick"
    I can only say it very slowly and only once at that speed.
    Not nautical but tough anyway. I learned this one from an old Montana Auctioneer. He had bunches of them and could rattle them off at scary speed.
     


  13. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,410 posts, 1,776 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    Then there is the one about the fig pluckers son...... but we will leave that one back in 7th grade:yikes:
     


  14. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    6,943 posts, 881 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    Only if she has a permit to sell recycled stuff.
     


  15. Scott T-Bird

    Scott T-Bird

    Joined Oct 26, 2008
    4,020 posts, 976 likes
    Starwind 27
    US Barnegat, NJ
    At Iowa State, we used to say "Huck the Fuskers" about Nebraska. No longer … not in the same Conference. :(
     


  16. ToddS

    ToddS

    Joined Sep 11, 2017
    123 posts, 53 likes
    Beneteau 373
    US Cape Cod
    I am a pheasant plucker
    and a pheasant plucker's son
    and I'll keep on plucking pheasants
    till the pheasant plucking's done.
     


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  17. Scott T-Bird

    Scott T-Bird

    Joined Oct 26, 2008
    4,020 posts, 976 likes
    Starwind 27
    US Barnegat, NJ
    But are you a pleasant pheasant plucker or a peasant pheasant plucker?
     


  18. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,410 posts, 1,776 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    or you could pluck figs... :cowbell:
     


  19. Davidasailor26

    Davidasailor26

    Joined May 17, 2004
    1,778 posts, 469 likes
    Beneteau Oceanis 37 LE
    US Havre de Grace
    Fox in Socks our game is done sir. Thank you for a lot of fun sir.
     




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