Spoonerisms

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  1. A spoonerism is a play on words in which corresponding consonants, vowels, or morphemes are switched. It is named after the Reverend William Archibald Spooner (1844–1930), Warden of New College, Oxford, who was notoriously prone to this tendency.

    While spoonerisms are commonly heard as slips of the tongue (sometimes spoonerised as tips of the slung), they are considered a form of pun when used purposely as a play on words.Apparently there is a room at Oxford named the Rooner Spoom.


    Some spoonerisms are unintentional while others are deliberate . I cant recall any unintentional but a couple I've heard used intentionally are

    Chuck you farley
    Cunning stunt

    There must be countless examples in both categories, be interesting to hear of any ' tips of the slung ' by the famous
     
  2. Muckin Fuddled
     
  3. Jo Blob
     
  4. Was it a Dimbleby who, when recording a radio documentary many years ago, said :

    "And here we are in the land of the n****** (not a currently accepted word amongst non africans) " instead of "The land of the Niger", and all hell erupting from this slip of the tongue ?
    I can't recall how the BBC recovered from this - anyone else recall the incident ?
     
  5. Betty Swallox?
     
  6. muds wurdled
     
  7. mind u the classic told to me by the late Dodger Long ( not dead, just always late!) is the oriental porn mag translation

    "stod it, stod it farter" she crid "for this is insect and you'll give me a burberry".
    "stod it" she said, as I throd her across the soda and rapped her knackers off
    "stod it please" as the spug truckled down her thugs to her uncles


    alternatively the Hong Kong tattoo
    "I lub my wire and doubtHer"
     
  8. had a couple of good ones this trip
    "the two best players for man utd are riggs and gooney"
    "thats mad baths"
     
  9. Beeping Slag?
     
  10. No, I fink it was Mack di Janio!
     
  11. No Wucking Forries!!!
     
  12. I think that you`re getting mixed up ( or muxed ip) with Egyptian AFO`s
     
  13. Get off you hobbit horse? :lol:
     
  14. There is the unforgettable Kenny Everett character - Cupid Stunt
     
  15. Fuzzy Duck?

    Chucking Filly?

    Feasant Phlucker?
     
  16. Ye Olde Ale House - Triar ****
     
  17. Neigh
     
  18. The ' Two Ronnies ' used this brilliantly in their shows if I recall correctly
     
  19. You, my lad, are in Sheep Dip!!
     
  20. Mucking refarkable
    and
    Cooking Fat

    :)

    P
     

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