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Pronunciation of 'LONG

Hyphenation of 'LONG

How is 'LONG hyphenated?

  • British and American usage: 'LONG (no hyphenation)

Tongue twisters with 'LONG

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You can use tongue twisters (phrases that are difficult to articulate properly, especially fast) to help with pronunciation of certain words and sounds. 'LONG appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Tommy, Tommy, toiling in a tailor's shop.
    All day long he fits and tucks,
    all day long he tucks and fits,
    and fits and tucks, and tucks and fits,
    and fits and tucks, and tucks and fits.
    Tommy, Tommy, toiling in a tailor's shop.
  • Suzie, Suzie, working in a shoeshine shop.
    All day long she sits and shines,
    all day long she shines and sits,
    and sits and shines, and shines and sits,
    and sits and shines, and shines and sits.
    Suzie, Suzie, working in a shoeshine shop.
    (sung by Ian Mackintosh)
  • To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
    In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
    Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
    In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
    Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    A dull, dark dock, a life-long lock,
    A short, sharp shock, a big black block!
    To sit in solemn silence in a pestilential prison,
    And awaiting the sensation
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    (by W.S. Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan from The Mikado)

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