Mouth Calisthenics

A few weeks ago Norm and I were helping out a friend with a fun project.   We were reading a script and playing different characters.   Norm is good at this sort of thing, but it’s not something I do except once in a blue moon.   So we are rehearsing and trying to record and I kept mispronouncing words.   These were not even hard words, but sometimes words just don’t roll off the tongue all that well.   So I decided that if I was going to make a practice of doing voice overs (which I’m not), I should probably perform mouth calisthenics.

I think it would be a good way to exercise one’s tongue.   Practice saying words that are often difficult to pronounce.   Words like supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Mephibosheth, mesothelioma, onomatopoeia, sclerotherapy, hullabaloo, and flibbertigibbet.   You get the idea — you just say these kind words over and over again and pretty soon you could pronounce anything.

1 Comment

  1. GrannyJ
    Jul 23, 2009

    That is a good game for my litlest Granddotter — I think she’d love it!