LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||23/JAN/2006 10:53 AM|
|Assunto:||Spoonerism & How Easily Can You Make 1?|
Spoonerism - A transposition of sounds of two or more words, especially a ludicrous one, such as Let me sew you to your sheet for Let me show you to your seat. --dictionary.com/search?q=spoonerism
Late on one of these nights at the cupboard in the kitchen, I wanted to ask myself, "Where did all my glasses go?" but found myself asking, "Where did all my asses glow?" instead. I had never thought I'd ever possibly make one, but--voilá!--the tongue let this one slip!
Has it ever happened to you? I mean, have you ever caught yourself unwantedly saying a spoonerism? Did you ever make them in Port?
You and I have heard the commonly uttered "Não confunda a obra do mestre Picasso com a..." pun. Most speakers would have rated it a spoonerism, wouldn't they?
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