Twisted

299e8c2adb84703c77fee91f7cac1d2ftwister I am reading a book (surprise!). It is an old book from the 1st to 6th century. It is a book many people have ‘read’ in different forms. This is a translation of the original and I’m finding it quite fascinating. It is, ‘The Kamasutra: by Vatsyayana’. In one of the first categories, ‘The Kama Shastra’, the author sets forth activities to be practiced by young maids with trusted female friends. Although they are highlighted for young women, these are pursuits everyone is encouraged to learn well. They are described as ‘arts and sciences’ . The activities are extensive and somewhat ordinary. They range from arranging food and flowers to games with words. “Study of sentences difficult to pronounce. It is played as a game chiefly by women and children, and consists of a difficult sentence being given, and when repeated quickly, the words are often transposed or badly pronounced.”  It appears tongue twisters have been a part of the world’s culture for a VERY long time. Pretty cool, huh?

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