spoonerism (SPOO-nuh-riz-em) noun
The transposition of usually initial sounds of words producing a humorous
[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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This week's theme: words from AWAD archives.
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