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Tongue-twister history can trip up the Internet almost as much as the twisters themselves trip up tongues. Fun tongue twister origins—like the idea that "She Sells Seashells" refers to paleontologist Mary Anning—turn out to be unsupported in the historical record.

Other tongue-twisters come from all walks of life: 19th century authors, college newspaper columnists, and even a team of MIT researchers. In this episode of The List Show, host Erin McCarthy covers the surprising origins of famous tongue-twisters.

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