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Have you ever tried to say a tongue twister fast, only to trip over your words and get tongue-tied? If so, then you're in good company—even the great poet Edward Lear struggled with tongue twisters. In fact, he once wrote a poem about a woman named Betty Botter whose life was turned upside down when she bought some bitter butter. Read on to find out what happened.

Betty Botter bought some butter,

But she said the butter’s bitter;

If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter,

But a bit of better butter will make my batter better.

So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter.

Betty Botter's Bitter Butter Batter Blues is a classic tongue twister that has been around for generations. The twister tells the story of Betty Botter, who buys some bitter butter and is warned that if she puts it in her batter, it will make her batter bitter. Undeterred, Betty decides to buy some better butter so that her batter will be better. The moral of the story is that it's always better to choose quality over quantity – or something like that.

Of course tongue twisters are also at the heart of the popular party game "Kamba” so why not take a moment to check out Kamba while you’re here ?

Whether you're looking for a fun party game or just trying to improve your verbal dexterity, Betty Botter's Bitter Butter Batter Blues is a tongue twister that's sure to give you a run for your money. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try and see how long you can last without making a mistake!

Everyone knows the classic tongue twister, "Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he?" But what does it really mean? Is Fuzzy Wuzzy a metaphor for something? Let's explore.

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. This much is clear. But what kind of bear was he? A grizzly bear? A black bear? A polar bear? We don't know. What we do know is that he was a bear with no hair. Now, this could be because he was balding and in the early stages of hair loss. Or, it could be because he simply didn't have any hair to begin with. Regardless, the important thing to note here is that Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't actually fuzzy. He was, as the name implies, bald.

So why is this important? Well, it turns out that the whole "Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't so fuzzy" thing is actually a play on words. You see, the word "fuzzy" can also mean "hazy" or "not clear." So when we say that Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't so fuzzy, we're really saying that he wasn't so hazy or unclear. In other words, he was pretty easy to understand!

In our hugely popular tongue twister game KAMBA, you’ll find our own unqiue tribute to Fuzzy Wuzzy via our Big Bald Bear card, (pictured).

Here's the card BIG BALD BEAR from the tongue twisting party game KAMBA
BIG BALD BEAR tongue twister card from the new party game KAMBA

The next time you find yourself tongue-tied and making a mess of the classic tongue twister "Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he?", just remember that it's not as complicated as it seems. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't actually fuzzy—he was bald! And the whole " Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't so fuzzy" thing is just a play on words meaning that he was pretty easy to understand. So there you have it: the mystery of Fuzzy Wuzzy solved!

Editor’s Note:

We also have this theory, although we can't find a shred of evidence to support it: Fuzzy Wuzzy might have been a much loved Teddy Bear whose hair had been rubbed away by years of love and cuddling. This would explain the problem with both being a bear and having no it has the bonus of being a cute explanation!

Here's a playing card from the tongue twister game KAMBA. It's SIX SICK SHEEP
SIX SICK SHEEP from the tongue twisting party game KAMBA

A snapshot from one of our favourite KAMBA cards, we're happy to let you know that the SIX SICK SHEEP are well on their way to recovering and no longer at risk of becoming part of the Sunday roast...

S is a letter that regularly crops up in tongue twisters and as a letter it has a particular kind of twistiness that's especially fiddly and awkward. So perfect for KAMBA then!

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