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All I want is a proper cup of coffee, made in a proper copper coffee pot…

Easy to Understand Tongue Twisters for Hong Kong Students


  1. The cat catchers can’t catch caught cats.
  2. We surely shall see the sun shine soon.
  3. The sixth sick Sheik’s sixth sheep is sick.
  4. A tidy tiger tied a tie tighter to tidy her tiny tail.
  5. There are two minutes difference from four to two to two to two, from two to two to two, too.


  1. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
    How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
  2. She sells sea-shells by the sea-shore.
    The shells she sells are seashore sea-shells I’m sure.
  3. All I want is a proper cup of coffee,
    made in a proper copper coffee pot.
  4. How many cookies could a good cook cook if a good cook could cook cookies?
    A good cook could cook as many cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies.
  5. A big black bug bit a big black bear,
    made the big black bear bleed blood.
  6. My mother’s making me marry Mary Mack.
    Mary Mack’s mother’s making Mary Mack marry me.


Betty bought some butter,
but the butter Betty bought was bitter,
so Betty bought some better butter,
and the better butter Betty bought
was better than the bitter butter Betty bought before!

Well now why don’t we try the Cantonese tongue twister too?! ^___________________^

✉Dear Noelle,

God you should see all of this, you’d love it! The big Ben is well actually big. And didn’t know that these guys have ‘proper’ breakfasts? I asked a lady for a cup of coffee one morning, and she asked if I’d have something ‘proper’ with that. I found it pretty funny. Oh! Driving on the wrong side of the road is a total trip. I swear I’ll have to drive you around when you get out here, you totally reach for the dash like you would want to get the steering wheel. Anyways, I just wanted to fill you in on what happened since my arrival. Quite a lot but I am sure I will write you something more ‘proper’ later on, I got to get back to orientation.

- Love Donnie.