During our High School days, we had a visiting Brother. He told a story and asked us to repeat the tongue twister.
“A city, which was plagued with pickpockets, asked someone to tackle the problem. The problem went away. How and Why?
When he saw a pickpocket
pick the pocket of a man
he picked the pocket of the pickpocket
and put the pickings
in the pocket of the man
whose pocket the pickpocket had picked. “
Uzin Aung Chaw (Victor, C69) added :
When he saw the pickpocket picked the pocket, he picked the pocket of the pickpocket and repocket the pickings into the pocket whose pocket was picked by the pickpocket.
Ashin Pannagavesaka wrote :
The very first one I ever learnt was: She sells seashells on the seashore!
Another one from our primary school days was: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. So, if Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled 🌶 peppers, where is the peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked?
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