Most of us have attempted, at least once, to say out loud “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.” A few people, like Bruce, can say this nursery rhyme perfectly several times and really fast. But, I on the other hand cannot voice the rhyme, even once, without the words stumbling and crashing to the ground.
Here is Mother Goose’s full rhyme:
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?
Perhaps you would like to try right now to see where you fall along the pendulum of “Peter Piper” performers.
Even though I failed miserably with reciting “Peter Piper,” I did the next best thing – I canned a “partial” peck of pickled peppers. Peter Piper would have been proud.
How would you use pickled peppers in your foods?
And for those of you in other countries such as South Africa, Japan, and Germany—have you ever heard of this nursery rhyme or a similar tongue twister rhyme?