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Friday Fun: Spoonerisms Revisited

Click here for original Spoonerism post Alright all you readers out there – now it’s time for some fun! A spoonerism is where the first syllables of words get mixed for a humorous result. Example:  Tease my ears (Ease my … Continue reading

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Fun Friday: Spoonerisms

The Reverend William Archibald Spooner (1844–1930), warden of New College, Oxford was notoriously prone to the tendency of switching the first syllables of words.  Although it is debated which “spoonerisms” were actually his and which were those of his colleagues … Continue reading

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