A Tautogram is a phrase consisting of two or more words which begin with the same letter and do not usually rhyme.
Here are some of my favourites:
Silly Sausage Blue Bell
Super Star Tongue Twister
Man Mountain Pickled Peppers
Perfect Pet Cheddar Cheese
Wicked Witch Road Rage
Red Rum Doctor Devious
Going Going Gone Scorching Summer
Weeping Willow Day Dream
Alcoholics Anonymous Good Girl
Buffalo Bill Tiny Tim
Mad Max French Fries
Dunkin Donuts Mister Maker
Melon Meringue Knick-Knack
Mickey Mouse Donald Duck
Bugs Bunny Postman Pat
Thomas the Tank Dilly Dally
Kitty Kat Strawberry Sundae
Dirty Duck Christmas cheer
Many of the expressions I have quoted above are everyday expressions.
Silly Sausage is often said instead of Silly Billy.
Knick-knack is talking about a small souvenir or gift bought on holiday for family or friends.
Red Rum and Doctor Devious are two very famous English racehorses.
Red Rum won the Grand National twice at Aintree Liverpool and Doctor Devious won the Epsom Derby.
Sometimes, when I want to back a horse in a race and I do not know which one to back, I will look for a horse with two names which begin with the same letter.
I have included above several brand and film names from movies and televison as well as famous Disney and childrens characters.
Perhaps everyone has heard of the American nicknamed Buffalo Bill or the 1960s singer Tiny Tim.
French fries are, of course,known and eaten by everyone across the globe.
Going Going Gone is the term used by an auctioneer at the end of an auction when he accepts the final bid for the item being auctioned.
Road Rage has become an adopted phrase in recent years to refer to the situation when someone displays anger as a result of a motoring incident with another motorist.
Tongue Twisters are excellent speaking practice and I have included a few on my blog such as ‘Oyster’ and ‘The Racehorse’.
Tautograms can prove to be a word challenge where points are awarded depending on the length of the word and how many words make up the sentence.
Under no circumstances whatsoever could a word be added which does not begin with the same letter as all the others. It goes without saying that each word can only be used once and there should be no access to a dictionary.
There are, of course, many more and I will add some more over time.
Enjoy the lesson and the English speaking practice.