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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Tar Heel Tongue Twisters

Posted May 31, 2007 7:28 a.m. EDT
Updated May 31, 2007 8:22 a.m. EDT

My alarm clock goes off at 2:35AM. By 4:55AM I am on the air broadcasting. Some days it is tough to talk. Everything seems to come out mush. To help counter the early morning "mush mouth" I practice Tar Heel Tongue Twisters.

These are all made up and hold no truth but they make good verbal exercises for the WRAL Morning News Crew. Lynda, Valonda, Elizabeth, Mark and I enjoy the fun word play. We invite you to send us your own Tar Heel Tongue Twisters.

We'll give a prize to the person with the most creative one. We might even announce the winner on the air.

Here are some examples. See how fast you can say them correctly:

Hail fell furiously for four frosty hours in Fayetteville, Fremont and Frisco.

They wore red leather in Raeford and yellow leather in Lumberton.

Mike was a mild mannered mountain man from Morganton.

Youngsville's youth advocacy group gathered in an abandoned warehouse when the weather went wacky.

Lynda Loveland looks at low lake levels in Lillington. Valonda Calloway climbs cliffs and clings to clouds in Clayton..

Mark Roberts is a rabid reader of Raleigh and Rockingham road reports.

Elizabeth Gardner is a golden girl in Garner, Gastonia and Goldston.

Lips, teeth and tip of the Tar Heel tongue. Peanut butter and Jacksonville jelly.