Monday, May 22, 2006

How Rindecella Slopped her Dripper: Spoonerisms

Spoonerisms are named after the Reverend William A. Spooner (1844–1930), an English clergyman who uttered them frequently and apparently involuntarily and are the amusing result of the transpositions of sounds in a pair of words or phrases:

He referred to Queen Victoria as "our queer old dean."
"We all know what it is to have a half-warmed fish inside us."
"Is the bean dizzy?"
"When the boys come back from France, we'll have the hags flung out"
"The Lord is a shoving leopard,"
"It is kisstomary to cuss the bride,"
"Mardon me padam, this pie is occupewed. Can I sew you to another sheet?."
"You have hissed my mystery lectures; you have tasted the whole worm."

A couple of other funny ones I found:

Rental deceptionist
Hollow your fart
A lack of pies
Enron: what a crunch of books.
hot Poles
We have a plaster man
you have mad banners
Candle with hair!
well-boiled icicle
Go shake a tower
Tease my ears
bound grief

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