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spoonerism


1900, but according to OED in use at Oxford as early as 1885, involuntary transposition of sounds in two or more words (such as "shoving leopard" for "loving shepherd," "half- [..]
Source: etymonline.com

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spoonerism


The comic (and usually unintentional) transposition of two initial consonants or other sounds. For example, saying "the queer old dean" when one means to say, "the dear old [..]
Source: web.cn.edu

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spoonerism


The term Spoonerisms originates from the Reverend Spooner, who is well known in England because of a speech problem he is supposed to have had; it is said that he used to mix up the first couple of le [..]
Source: usingenglish.com

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spoonerism


A slip of the tongue where the initial sounds of a pair of words are transposed. Generally used for humour, for example 'a blushing crow'.
Source: syllabus.bostes.nsw.edu.au

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spoonerism


(n) transposition of initial consonants in a pair of words
Source: beedictionary.com

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A category of speech error which involves the swapping of components of the syllable between two words. Example: crooks and nannies for nooks and crannies. The error is named after the Reverend Willia [..]
Source: blogjam.name

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spoonerism


the interchange of the initial letters of two words, usually as a slip of the tongue. "I think I'll go outside and get a freth of bresh air."
Source: rinkworks.com

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spoonerism


Words or phrases in which initial letters or syllables are switched. This often happens accidently as 'slips of the tongue' or a deliberate play on words. When used deliberately, a spoonerism is a figure of speech.
Source: schoolatoz.nsw.edu.au

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spoonerism


a slip of the tongue where the first 2 letters of 2 successive words are transposed. [W. A. Spooner (1844-1930), British academic noted for slips of this kind]
Source: psychologydictionary.org

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A play on words on a phrase in which the initial (usually consonantal) sounds of two or more of the main words are transposed. ''The spoonerism "The queer old dean" (instead of "the dear old Queen [..]
Source: en.wiktionary.org

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