I hate the Leith police

Chris Evans, on his Radio 2 show this week, was challenging visitors to recite tongue twisters. I had huge problems with this one:

The Leith police dismisseth us,
They thought we sought to stay;
The Leith police dismisseth us,
They thought we’d stay all day.
The Leith police dismisseth us,
We both sighed sighs apiece;
And the sighs that we sighed as we said goodbye
Were the size of the Leith police.

It rings a vague bell, so I suspect it’s been around for a long time. It is neverthelesss bloody annoying.

I eventually found a cheaty technique that makes it easier – for me, anyway. Highlight the rest of this paragraph to see it. Smile like you’re The Joker. I think this makes the default sound ‘s’ rather than ‘th’, which was the main stumbling block for me.