Tongue Twisters: She Sells Sea Shells…


She sells seashells on the seashore The shells she sells are seashells, I'm sure So if she sells seashells on the seashore Then I'm sure she sells seashore shells.   Just about every English speaker over the age of 5 knows at least the first line of Terry Sullivan's 1908 tongue twister. Much less known, sadly, is the woman behind the rhyme.   Meet Mary Anning: fossil collector and dealer and amateur palaeontologist who became known (posthumously, for the most part) for her spectacular finds of Jurassic marine life along the Dorset coast, England, during the 1st half of the 19th … [Read more...]

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