When does the wristwatch strap shop shut?
Does the wristwatch strap shop shut soon?
Which wristwatch straps are Swiss wristwatch
straps?


The sixth sick shiek's
sixth sheep's sick, sir.


There once was a fisher named Fischer,
The fish with a grin,
pulled the fisherman in;
now they're fishing
the fissure for Fischer.


On Mules we find two legs behind
and two we find before.
Don't stand behind before you find
what the two behind be for!


I thought a thought but the thought I thought
wasn't the thought I thought I thought.


A tree toad loved a she-toad
who lived up in a tree.
He was a two-toed tree toad
but a three-toed toad was she.
The two-toed tree toad tried to win
the three-toed she-toad's heart,
for the two-toed tree toad loved the ground
that the three-toed tree toad trod
but the two-toed tree toad tried in vain.
He couldn't please her whim.
From her tree toad bower
with her three-toed power
the she-toad vetoed him.


A big bug bit the beetle
but the beetle bit the big bug back.


Which witch wished which wicked wish?


A skunk sat on a stump
and thunk the stump stunk
but the stump thunk
the skunk stunk!


Is there a pleasant peasant present?


Amidst the mists and coldest frosts
with stoutest wrists and loudest boasts
he thrusts his fists against the posts
and still insists he sees the ghosts.


Two toads tittered till totally tired.


Pretty Kitty Creighton
had a cotton batten cat.
The cotton batten cat
was bitten by a rat.
The kitten that was bitten
had a button for an eye,
and biting off the button
made the cotton batten fly.


Silly Sally, sink or swim?
Sassy Sasha sank!


Peter Piper picked
a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers
Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked
a peck of pickled peppers,
where's the peck of pickled peppers
Peter Piper picked?


Sally sells seashells down by the seashore.


Nana's nimble needles knit nine narrow napkins.


Moses supposes his toeses are roses
but Moses supposes erroneously.
If toeses were roses (as Moses supposes)
then toeses and noses together would be.


I can canoe a new canoe.
Can you canoe a new canoe?


The sneaky snake snuck a Snickers.


Who washed Washington's white
woolen underwear when Washington's
washer woman went west?


Fred fed Ted bread
and Ted fed Fred bread.


I saw Esau kissing Kate.
I saw Esau, he saw me,
and she saw I saw Esau.


Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
Spread it thick, say it quick!
Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
Spread it thicker, say it quicker!
Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread!


The cat catchers can't catch caught cats.


While we were walking,
we were watching
window washers wash
Washington's windows
with warm washing water.


Marley's marbles
Marley's marbles
Marley's marbles


Bobby Baggle blew
bigger bubblegum bubbles


The sun shines on shop signs.


Sheep shouldn't sleep in a shack.
Sheep should sleep in a shed.


Urgent detergent!


Lizzie's leather lips
Lizzie's leather lips
Lizzie's leather lips
Lizzie's leather lips


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.


Pop bottles pop bottles in pop shops.
The pop bottles Pop bottles poor Pop drops.
When Pop drops pop bottles, pop bottles plop.
Plopped pop bottles "pop":  Stop, Pop, stop!


Sure the ship's shipshape, sir.


If one doctor doctors another doctor,
does the doctor who doctors
the doctor, doctor the way the doctor
he is doctoring doctors?
Or does he doctor the doctor
the way the doctor
who doctors doctors doctors?


This sassy lass loves sassafrass.


You've no need to light a nightlight
on a light night like tonight,
for a nightlight's light is a slight light,
and tonight is a night that's light.
When a night is light, like tonight's light,
it is really not quite right
to light nightlights with their slight lights.


Six sticky stucker sticks.


Mr. See owned a saw.
Now See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw
before Soar saw See, which made Soar sore.
Had Soar seen See's saw
before See sawed Soar's seesaw,
See's saw would not have sawed Soar's seesaw.
So, See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw.
It was sad to see Soar so sore
just because See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw!


If Stu chews shoes
should Stu choose
the shoes he chews?


One smart fellow, he felt smart.
Two smart fellows, they felt smart.
Three smart fellows, they all felt smart.


Six slippery snails slid slowly seaward.


Rubber baby buggy bumpers


Trusting Timothy Turtle
tried toppling twelve tipsy tables
tipping ten tables totally topside.
~CJ


Listen to the local yokel yodel


Billy bought a better ball for baby


The sawingest saw I ever saw saw
was the saw I saw saw in Arkansas.


Big fleas have little fleas
upon their backs to bite them.
Little fleas have littler fleas
and so on to infinitum.


Six sticky sucker sticks.


The bottle of perfume that Willy sent
was highly displeasing to Millicent.
Her thanks were so cold
that they quarreled, I'm told,
o'er that silly scent Willy sent Millicent.


Chester Cheetah chews a chunk of cheddar cheese.


Round and round the rugged rock
the ragged rascal ran.


Show me a showered and shampooed sheep
and I'll show you a sheep in sharp shape.


Give me the gift of a grip-top stock,
a drip-drape, ship-shape, tip-top sock.


If you understand, say "understand".
If you don't understand, say "don't understand".
But if you understand and say "don't understand",
how do I understand that you understand?
Understand?


Do drop in at the Dewdrop Inn.


Oh the sadness of her sadness when she's sad!
Oh the gladness of her gladness when she's glad!
But the sadness of her sadness
and the gladness of her gladness
are nothing like her madness when she's mad!

Tang Tonguelers (Oops!)


On two thousand acres,
too tangled for tilling,
thousands of thorn trees
grew thrifty and thrilling,
Theophilus Twistle,
less thrifty than some,
Thrust three thousand thistles
through the thick of his thumb!


Sammy spider spins and spits
and while the spit is spun, he sits


One-One was a race horse.
Two-Two was one, too.
When One-One won one race,
Two-Two won one, too.


How many cans can a cannibal nibble
if a cannibal can nibble cans?
As many cans as a cannibal can nibble
if a cannibal can nibble cans.


Mares eat oats, and does eat oats,
and little lambs eat ivy.
A kid'll eat ivy, too, wouldn't you?


A woman, to her son, did utter
"Go, my son, and shut the shutter."
"The shutter's shut," the son did utter,
"I cannot shut it any shutter."


How much dew does a dewdrop drop
If dewdrops do drop dew?


A tooter who tooted a flute
tried to tutor two tutors to toot.
Said the two to the tutor,
"is it harder to tooter, or
to tutor two tutors to toot?"


Six shy sisters sort short socks


Thadeus, the successful thistle sifter
while sifting a sieve full of unsifted thistles
thrust three thousand thistles
in the thick of his thumb.


A flea and a fly in a flue
were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the flea, "Let us fly!"
Said the fly, "Let us flee!"
So, they flew through a flaw in the flue.


Three gray geese in the green grass grazing.
Gray were the geese and green was the grass.


Rubber baby Bottle Nipples.


Betty Botter had some butter,
"But," she said, "this butter's bitter.
If I use this bitter butter
it would bake a bitter batter.
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.


I am a sheet slitter
I slit sheets.
I'm the best sheet slitter
that ever slit a sheet.


Could ya would ya honey, please?
Will ya won't ya
can't ya don't ya wanna?
Gee, ya said ya would
or won't yer mamma let ya?
Gee, I'll bet yer scared.
(chicken)


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


Gertie's great-grandma
grew aghast at Gertie's grammar.


Friendly Frank flips fine flapjacks.


Whether the weather be fine
or whether the weather be not,
whether the weather be cold
or whether the weather be hot,
we'll weather the weather
whatever the weather
whether we like it or not.


Santa's silky short suit shrunk.


Each Easter, Eddie eats eighty Easter eggs.


What a shame such a shapely sash
should such shabby stitches show.


An oyster met an oyster
So they were oysters two.
Two oysters met two oysters,
And they were oysters, too.
Four oysters met a quart of milk,
Now they are oyster stew.


Blake's black bike's
brake bracket broke.


Patty Parker picked pretty pink paper posies.


A plain bun, a plum bun,
a plain bun full of plums.
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