This poem is generally attributed to Dr. Seuss.

It is often used by actors, etc as a tongue twister

to develop more precise articulation.


About Socks

Give me the gift of a grip-top sock,

A clip drape shipshape tip top sock.

Not your spinslick slapstick slip slop stock;

But a plastic, elastic, grip-top sock.


None of your fantastic slack swap slop

From a slap-dash,  flash-cash, haberdash shop.

Not a knick knack,  knitlock

knockkneed, knickerbocker sock

With a mock-shot blob-mottled trick-ticker top clock.


Not a supersheet seersucker ruck sack sock,
Not a spot-speckled frog-freckled cheap sheik's sock
Off a hodge-podge moss-blotched scotch-botched block.
Nothing slipshod drip drop flip flop or glip glop
Tip me to a tip top grip top sock.