noun: A scramble or struggle.
verb intr.: To scramble or struggle.

ETYMOLOGY: From Scottish sprattle, from switching of sounds in spartle (to scatter). Earliest documented use: 1500


1) a mist descending upon the former Prime Minister
2) on the sheltered side of the little fish

SPATTLE - a small tiff

SOPRATTLE - a singer with a frog in her throat


Aside: do Spoonerisms count for purposes of this week's theme? Think "sideburns" (sported by Civil War General Burnsides) and butterfly (from "flutterby'" which evocatively describes what they do).

(PS Or are these just Urban Myths?)