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!