Brain Twister

While chatting with a friend today, I remembered a “brain twister” a friend and I developed in school. Try saying rapidly:

“There are black rats not black mice. There are white mice not white rats.”

I don’t know if the statements are true but you definitely will get confused. It doesn’t qualify as a tongue twister because you get confused on entire words — the same way it doesn’t qualify as a brain teaser.


  1. Lizzy says:

    Ohh that was good.. it’s a brain twister alright. More like a tongue twister?? lol.. try saying it 3 times and u’ll get me. Actually, it’s a complete sentence. Why not just say there are black rats, and white mice? It’s kinda easier that way.. 🙂

  2. If we made it easy back then I obviously wouldn’t think of putting it up here.

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