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1.
Transposing the letters of two words to form new ones.

Usually done when you are talking faster than your brain can keep up with.
An unfortunate spoonerism:

The gymnasts displayed some cunning stunts.
作者 Lambchops 2004年12月07日
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2.
When the spellings/pronounciation of a sentance move around slightly.
Let us drink to the dear old queen!

Let us drink to the queer old dean!
作者 Kung-Fu Jesus 2004年4月18日
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3.
A word or phrase created by swapping the initial letters (or first consonant sounds) of two words or syllables to get a new word word or phrase. The spelling doesn't have to be correct, only the pronounciation is important. The term "spoonerism" was named after Reverend W.A. Spooner (1844-1930).

Not to be confused with anagrams, palindromes, and other word games.
- "Peas and carrots" is a spoonerism of "keys and parrots"
- "tea bags" becomes "bee tags"
- "trail mix" becomes "mail tricks"
- "Save the whales" becomes "wave the sails"
- "forearm" becomes "oar farm"
作者 Bill M. 2004年8月27日
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4.
A humourous phrase where the first letters of 2 parts are reversed. Named after Rev. Spooner.
"This way Madam, and I'll sew you to your sheets" (= show you to your seats).
作者 zimman 2005年8月02日
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5.
- the unintentional transportation of sounds or of parts of words in speaking
"half-warmed fish"
for
"half-formed wish"
作者 Jessica 2003年9月11日
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6.
Transposing inappropriate begginnings on two different words.
Jordan made the ultimate spoonerism today when he said, "They were ligging the erections."
作者 Maria Klodowsky 2007年5月14日
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7.
the transposition of initial or other sounds of words, usually by accident
Best done by artist Bruce Nauman in his light installation

Spoonerism:
"Run from Fear, Fun From Rear"
作者 Amalia Lylian 2011年9月13日
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