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Spoonerisms are slips of the tongue where two or two words swap their beginning letters (or sounds) and form a new phrase. I'm making a character in my story who does this all the time when he speaks, based on the originator of the word. William Spooner.

Some are fun and you can find a lot on the Internet but I'd like to share some here and see if we can come up with some more original ones.

 Google Rev.William A. Spooner to learn more.



Dot hog (hot dog)
Chew your doors (do your chores)
---- smeller (smart feller) you figure this one out :)

Come up with at least one lip of the stung. Er.. slip of the tongue, and if you're really good, mite roar. Uh.. write more!
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Re: spoonerisms
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 07:55:13 PM »
'tee many martooni's,' mings to stride (kinda?) ha ha. B
Fare thee well Skip. We're all 'Keening' now. xbx

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Re: spoonerisms
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 12:12:05 AM »
Nope. The beginnings must switch and still make sense. Fare beat (bare feet).
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Re: spoonerisms
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 05:15:20 AM »
So not a syntax thing either? As in prick yor finger. Opposed to fingering your.  . .? Heh heh
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Re: spoonerisms
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 05:22:43 AM »
Correct. It doesn't need to be an exact correspondence but is should split words and not just swap places.

Other examples:

Queer old dean (dear old queen)
Shake a tower (take a shower)

Things can get pretty funny, at one point my char publicly calls his colleague a "shining wit"...
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Re: spoonerisms -WARNING- possible profanity/adult language.
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 06:50:42 AM »
Toe nakers?  ...oops
I mean no takers?
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Re: spoonerisms -WARNING- possible profanity/adult language.
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2014, 10:59:35 AM »
Spoonerisms? not sure...............

What's the difference between a horse race and the queen standing on her head?

One is the Royal Hunt Cup


what's the difference between the Suez Canal and a blonde?

One is a busy ditch?
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Re: spoonerisms -WARNING- possible profanity/adult language.
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2014, 11:12:07 AM »
Richard, I'm shocked!  :o

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Re: spoonerisms -WARNING- possible profanity/adult language.
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2014, 11:42:51 AM »
 ;D
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Re: spoonerisms -Warning- possible profanity/adult language.
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2014, 08:11:36 AM »
bee shit my ankle!
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2014, 04:42:06 PM »
Here's a nice one, thank you 510bhan!

Evidence has been found that William Tell and his family were avid
bowlers. Unfortunately, all the Swiss league records were destroyed in a
fire, ...and so we'll never know for whom the Tells bowled.
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