Can you wrap your head/tongue around this tongue twister on a familiar story?
Here’s an overwhelming tongue twister take on the tale of the prodigal son. See if you can get through it without stumbling!
“Feeling footloose and frisky, a featherbrained fellow forced his fond father to fork over his farthings. He flew far to foreign fields and frittered his fortune, feasting fabulously with faithless friends.
Finally facing famine and fleeced by his fellows-in-folly, he found himself a feed flinger in a filthy farmyard. Fairly famished, he fain would have filled his frame with foraged food from the fodder fragments.
‘Fooey, my father’s flunkies fare far fancier,’ the frazzled fugitive fumed feverishly, frankly facing facts.
Frustrated by failure and filled with foreboding, he fled forthwith to his family. Falling at his father’s feet, he floundered forlornly, ‘Father, I have flunked and fruitlessly forfeited family favor.’
But the faithful father, forestalling further flinching, frantically flagged the flunkies to fetch forth the finest fatling and fix a feast.
The fugitive’s fraternal faultfinder frowned on the fickle forgiveness of former folderol. His fury flashed, but fussing was futile.
The farsighted father figured, ‘Such filial fidelity is fine, but what forbids fervent festivity for the fugitive is not found. Unfurl the flags with flaring, let fun and frolic freely flow. Former failure is forgotten, folly forsaken. Forgiveness forms the foundation for future fortune.”
(found in a 1999 newsletter!)
Here’s a challenge! Try making your own tongue twister on a favorite story! Any letter will do for your focus!
Maybe the hoppity hare and the tired tortoise?
(Now aren’t you glad you didn’t have me for your English teacher?!)