Difference between revisions of "Spoonerism"

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eg. Let me [[sew]] you into your [[sheet]] = Let me show you into your seat
 
eg. Let me [[sew]] you into your [[sheet]] = Let me show you into your seat
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The term was named after [[William Archibald Spooner]], and although he was born [[out of period]], we can be fairly certain that spoonerisms would have occurred [[in period]].

Revision as of 06:49, 29 June 2003

A language slip where the two sounds of words are swapped in a word or sentence which create a new, often amusing one.

eg. Let me sew you into your sheet = Let me show you into your seat

The term was named after William Archibald Spooner, and although he was born out of period, we can be fairly certain that spoonerisms would have occurred in period.