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November 23, 1999

What is a spoonerism?

The transposition of the initial sounds of two or more words, often with humorous results, according to the New York Public Libary Desk Reference. It was named for a Profressor Spooner of Oxford, who was famous for such transpositions. For example, Twongue Tisters.

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