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A.Word.A.Day--spoonerism

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spoonerism (SPOO-nuh-riz-em) noun

The transposition of usually initial sounds of words producing a humorous result.

[After William Archibald Spooner (1844-1930), British clergyman and educator.]

"[Steve] Forbes was so flustered last night that he blurted out a delicious Spoonerism during a comment on the tax system that could have applied to the evening, `The stack is decked.'"
Thomas Oliphant, Bush Shored Up His Dominant Position, The Boston Globe, Dec 3, 1999.

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I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. -Joseph Addison, essayist and poet (1672-1719)

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