Tongue Twister Day

Tongue twisters are fun when they’re done on purpose, but there’s nothing fun about getting your tongue all tied up in knots while you’re giving a speech or a presentation. That’s probably why whoever invented this holiday decided to focus on the positive tongue twisters instead of the negative ones.

Tongue Twister Day—a holiday that’s observed on the 8th of November—is a day on which people can practice their favorite tongue twisters, such as “How Much Wood Could a Woodchuck Chuck,” “Betty Botter Had Some Butter,” and “Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers.”

Fun Facts About Tongue Twisters & Tongues

You didn’t honestly think that we were going to end this holiday without talking about some of the fun facts we’ve gathered for Tongue Twister Day, did you? We wouldn’t leave our faithful readers hanging like that, so we’ve put some tongue-twister facts below for everyone to enjoy.

  • Every language has its own tongue twisters that can jam up a person’s language center.
  • The most famous tongue twister is “She Sells Sea Shells by the Sea Shore.”
  • Your tongue is composed of eight different muscles.
  • The average tongue can have up to 10,000 taste buds.
  • The average person can use their tongue to speak 90 words a minute.

Observing Tongue Twister Day

Go ahead and celebrate this day by practicing one of your favorite classic tongue twisters or by composing your own. You can also spread the word about this holiday to everyone by using the hashtag #TongueTwisterDay on your social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 8 Friday
Next year (2025)
November 8 Saturday
Last year (2023)
November 8 Wednesday
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