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Sprouts and Sprites

Today’s topic, “Sprouts and sprites” reminds me of something called alliteration that I learned in school.
  1. the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
    “the alliteration of ‘sweet birds sang’”

It is something in the nature of  ” Round the rugged rock the rascal ran” or “Round the rock the rugged rascal ran.”

It also reminds me of several tongue twisters that I used to have fun with as a child :

She sells sea shells by the sea shore.

Betty Botter bought a bit of bitter butter.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper.

There were many others but my memory fails me. Can you think of any others ?





3 thoughts on “Sprouts and Sprites

  1. My father taught me a few tongue twisters, like;
    How much wood would a woodchuck chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood…..
    I think there’s more to it but this is all that I remember.



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