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#209643 - 02/19/13 03:26 PM Spoonerism
NBrown Offline

Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 1
I am a ong time pastor who conducts many weddings. I use post-its in my service book liberally so I do not forget the name of the bride and groom. The day before the 'simple' wedding with just a few guests, the bride got very nervous, and I ended up absorbing that energy. I went through my notes repeatedly that day, double-checking everything and held it together with multiple references to Dan and Jill, until,yes, at the very end, so relieved to be done, introduced them as "Jan and Dill." The bride whipped around and scolded me. I returned thier honorarium.

#209645 - 02/19/13 04:30 PM Re: Spoonerism [Re: NBrown]
faardie Offline

Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 1
I once stood on a road from where I saw a gushing geothermal vent of steam. On the other side there was a large timber yard, heavy timber stacked high. It occurred to me that I was looking at a perfect spoonerism. A steam bore and a beam store.

#209647 - 02/19/13 07:39 PM Re: Spoonerism [Re: NBrown]
Norma L Gertson Offline

Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 1
Loc: Alaska, USA
I have two dogs, Mollie and Darby. It is not unusual for me to call for them as Dollie & Marby...

Many years ago, my best friend came up with the term "ninger fail file". To this day, when I file my nails, I smile.

#209648 - 02/19/13 07:47 PM Re: Spoonerism [Re: NBrown]
bassorbase Offline

Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 3
Loc: WA
When I first moved to the small (then) town of Sumner, WA before the time of digital catalogues in libraries, I inquired about a book called "Old Forts of the Far West" (Herbert M Hart) and, of course, spoonered those two "F" words. The kindly little old lady at the desk issued me a library card anyway and found me the book.

Edited by bassorbase (02/19/13 07:50 PM)

#209650 - 02/19/13 08:06 PM Re: Spoonerism [Re: NBrown]
Sara Dillinger Offline

Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 1
Interesting that this word should show up Monday. Just Sunday, as I was unpacking my son's lunch tote, I asked him if he had used his "spork" or "fooner". Later, I explained to him that there was a word for mixing up the initial letter of two words: "foonerism". He didn't seem to enjoy the pun .

#209658 - 02/20/13 03:02 AM Re: Spoonerism [Re: NBrown]
andidextrous Offline

Registered: 02/20/13
Posts: 1
Loc: North Yorkshire
British comedian Ronnie Barker was a master of wordplay, with spoonerisms being a favourite.

Here's an example

Another sketch ended with the words 'I can't spoon your standerisms any longer!'

#209663 - 02/20/13 11:41 AM Re: Spoonerism [Re: andidextrous]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 8541
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Welcome to all of you.

Somewhere in elementary school I picked
up calling a pair of scissors by the
term 'skizzers', and have used the term ever since.
----please, draw me a sheep----

#209675 - 02/21/13 04:32 AM Re: Spoonerism [Re: NBrown]
Auric Goldfinger Offline

Registered: 02/21/13
Posts: 1
Loc: Scotland
Spoonerist joke anyone?

What's the difference between scoring a try at rugby and Amsterdam?
One's a touch down, the other's a Dutch town.

#209685 - 02/21/13 08:28 AM Re: Spoonerism [Re: Auric Goldfinger]
BranShea Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5295
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Repetitive typo spooners in my own language.
One wrong key hit changes a letter's ending from "tot ziens' to "tot zoens" ( "be seeing you" to "be kissing you").
Or from "hartelijke groet" to "haterlijke" groet".
( "warmhearted greetings" to "hateful greetings"). A one hit difference between friendship and love and love and hatred.

#209689 - 02/21/13 11:03 AM Re: Spoonerism [Re: NBrown]
J.D. Offline

Registered: 02/21/13
Posts: 1
I am thrilled to know that there is a "word" for my affliction! Even as a young person I would flip sounds around. Yew Nork was a favorite place to visit! Even now as a 50 something adult, I create spoonerisms nearly every day......

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