When a doctor doctors a doctor, does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored or does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as he wants to doctor?

A long one this week...

Betty Botter had some butter, “But,” she said, “this butter's bitter. If I bake this bitter butter, it would make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter – that would make my batter better.”
So she bought a bit of butter, better than her bitter butter, and she baked it in her batter, and the batter was not bitter. So 'twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter.

That illusive S

Simon the silly squirrel sat selling seal skin. 

The s sound is one of the laziest. We use is a ton, it's included in a good number of the words that we use everyday. Because of that, it doesn't always get the love it should. Practice a few 's' warm ups to keep it sharp and ready for action. 

Intonation Practice

Here's one of my favorites for working with intonation. Knowing where to put the emphasis and how to use the language you choose can really have a huge impact on your speech presentation. That's why this week is about emphasis. See if you can read the following sentence so that it makes sense: 

"If two witches watched two watches, which witch would watch which watch?"

Now do it 3 times in a row, altering your intonation each time. 

The 'nee' versus 'nuh'

Often when these two sounds are in the same sentence they can get a little muddied. The parts of the tongue that create these sounds are not used to being used in succession a great deal, so it's a great one to practice. 

Know Ned nightly kneads his knuckles. When Ned kneads his knuckles nightly, he knows nothing about nice niches nuzzling Ned's nervous knuckle kneading habit.