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See also: tongue twister
- A phrase that is deliberately designed to be difficult to say correctly, usually because of varying combinations of similar phonemes.
- “Red lorry, yellow lorry” and “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers” are well-known tongue-twisters.
- 1855, H. Taylor, “Report of the Committee on Dysentery”, in The Transactions of the American Medical Association, volume viii, Philadelphia: Collins, page 568:
- The present name being a translation, "in brief," of the original tongue-twister, meaning "the river of the rock"
phrase which is difficult to say