Shawn L. Bird

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video- wherein Shawn recites a tongue twister with increasing speed August 28, 2013

Filed under: fun,video — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:16 pm
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One of my stranger talents is the recitation of this tongue twister.  My students over the years have been entertained, and the last couple of years they have encouraged me to record it for Youtube.  Here it is at last!  lol  Enjoy! 😉


The words are,

“Betty Botter bought some butter, but she said, the butter’s bitter.  If I put it in my batter, it will make my butter bitter.  So she bought a bit of butter, better than the bitter butter, and she put it in her batter and the batter wasn’t bitter. So t’was better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter.”



27 Responses to “video- wherein Shawn recites a tongue twister with increasing speed”

  1. quarksire Says:

    made me laugh i needed te humnor today thanks a lot very fun video
    goes along with the allness of alll 🙂 a big smile to u thanks 🙂 fopr the laugh 🙂

  2. stevehi Says:

    Yikes! My tongue hurts. :O

  3. Ha! Totally tickled me…thanks Shawn for this bit of Betty Botter!

  4. Thats a rare gift you have. Its was as funny as it was impressive.

  5. Benji Wulf Says:

    Totally blown away! That’s quite a tongue twister. Shawn, where did you develop your love for mythology? I remember taking humanities and how it seemed to bore me at the time, but you make sense of it and bring it to life.

    • You know, I spent years looking at books on Greek mythology, and thinking “I’ve really got to learn this stuff someday.” Of course, it has turned out to be very true! However, I learned on the fly. When I needed a character, I looked him/her up at and it was amazing how the connections led to natural conflicts! I had the names Bright and Blythe before I knew the sisters were Graces, for example. Imagine my surprise, to discover Euphrosyne (aka Radiance aka Bright) and Thalia (aka Happiness aka Blythe). Then I knew there was a third sister, and away it went! Discovering who is the god of what has created some interesting plot twists! Once I’ve written them, they become real to me. It’s been quite entertaining all the way around.

      • Benji Wulf Says:

        Thanks. I enjoy your blog. I have a manuscript I’m editing now and once thought of using astronomy in a follow up book. Keep writing!!!

  6. RoSy Says:

    Fun! Thanks for sharing the video! 🙂

  7. mcwatty9 Says:

    Wow my brain can’t even move that fast.

  8. kiwiskan Says:

    you should have a warning – ‘Don’t try this at home’ 🙂

  9. Mike Says:

    The aliens who were about to invade the planet just turned back – well done Shawn (-:

  10. Good job, reminds me of one I’ve been saying all my life: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

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