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Word of the Day

Posted by thesinger on April 13, 2007

Yes, I am a word freak of sorts. I appreciate learning new words and have a word here for you. This dictionary article comes from Dictionary.com.

Peace out, and enjoy. . .

Word of the Day for Friday, April 13, 2007

spoonerism \SPOO-nuh-riz-uhm\, noun:

The transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words.

Some examples:

* We all know what it is to have a half-warmed fish [“half-formed wish”] inside us.

# The Lord is a shoving leopard [“loving shepherd”].

# It is kisstomary to cuss [“customary to kiss”] the bride.

# Is the bean dizzy [“dean busy”]?

# When the boys come back from France, we’ll have the hags flung out [“flags hung out”]!

# Let me sew you to your sheet [“show you to your seat”].

Spoonerism comes from the name of the Rev. William Archibald Spooner (1844-1930), a kindly but nervous Anglican clergyman and educationalist. All the above examples were committed by (or attributed to) him.

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3 Responses to “Word of the Day”

  1. jamezy93 said

    try whoppie pie hehe and i could tell you something else to spoonerise but not online hehe

  2. Kevin said

    Excellent post. The kind I can really appreciate.

  3. thesinger said

    *Smiles here*

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