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Stoopnagle's Tale Is Twisted: Spoonerisms Run Amok by Keen James Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
Stoopnagle's Tale Is Twisted Remember the story of Prinderella and the Since? It begins "Here is a story that will make your cresh fleep. It will give you poose gimples. Think of a poor little glip of a sirl, prery vitty, who, because she had two sisty uglers, had to flop the more and do all the other chasty nores, while her soamly histers went to a drancy-bess fall. Wasn’t that a shirty dame?". This book contains 43 of Colonel Stoopnagle's fantastic spoonerism tales, including Beeping Sleauty, The Pea Little Thrigs, and The Woy Who Cried: "Boolf!". Reichard Lederer said "With whiz and witdom, Keen James entertainingly presents the tips of the slung and thud and blunder in our tough and rumble language. After reading these English terrors and tinglish errors, you’ll finish the book optimistically and misty optically."
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Spoonerisms, Sycophants, and Sops: A Celebration of Fascinating Facts about Words by Donald Chain Black Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
Spoonerisms, Sycophants, and Sops Donald Chain Black's Spoonerisms, Sycophants, and Sops: A Celebration of Fascinating Facts about Words is an entertaining book arranged as a series of provocative questions and entertaining answers (How is a kangaroo like a nitwit? What do silhouette, guillotine, and ampere have in common?), the book includes both ordinary words and unusual ones. A treasure for the true lover of words.
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The Rails I Tote: Forty-Five Illustrated Spoonerisms to Decipher by Christopher Manson Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
Manson's The Rails I Tote is a collection of almost fifty short spoonerism stories. Each is accompanied by an illustration. In the illustrations, you have to find the hidden spoonerisms. The title of each short story, and the stories themselves lend clues as to what the spoonerisms are. For example, there's one picture showing a scientist tying little tags to the bodies of a swarm of bees. The title of the related story is In Hot Water. So bee tags becomes tea bags, and that is the solution. The book features the writing of Roy Blount, Jr., John D. MacDonald, Peter Schickele, Elmore Leonard, Stephen King, Anna Quindlen, Tony Hillerman, and Peter Straub.
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Bred Any Good Rooks Lately?: A Collection of Puns, Shaggy Dogs, Spoonerisms, Foghoots and Malappropriate Stories by James Charlton and Mary Kornblum (Illustrator) Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
A collection of corny, punning short stories. A brilliant addition to the bookshelf of anyone who enjoys amusing tales, spoonerisms, and shaggy dog stories. Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? features the work of the following authors: Stephen King, Donald Hall, John D. MacDonald, Roy Blount, Jr., William Eastlake, George Garrett, Anne Bernays, Stephen Birmingham, Elizabeth Tallent, W. D. Snodgrass, Mark Harris, Robert Terrall, Freida Arkin, Donald Honig, Lawrence Block, Willard Espy, Richard Schickel, William Cole, George Cuomo, Thomas M. Disch, Grendel Briarton, Madeleine L'Engle, Max Wilk, Bette Greene, Isaac Asimov, Richard Elman, Joe W. Haldeman, Annie Dillard, David Slavitt, Frederik Pohl, X. J. Kennedy, Charles Webb, Robert Bloch, Brock Brower, Peter Straub, Tom Clark, Hannah Green, Walter Redfern, Robert Cantwell, William Thompson, Mark Strand, W. P. Kinsella, Joel Oppenheimer, and Donald E. Westlake.
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Spooner: A Biography by William Hayter Book ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook ReviewBook Review
Reverend Dr. William Archibald Spooner (1844-1930) attended New College, Oxford, as an undergraduate in 1862, and remained there for over 60 years in various capacities, ultimately as warden. Many verbal slips credited to Spooner himself are apocryphal, but there are some verified genuine Spoonerisms. But Spooner was rather unhappy to be so famous. One evening, a group of carousing students gathered beneath his window and loudly called for him to address them. "You don't want a speech," he answered testily. "You only want me to say one of those things." Hayter's book is the life story of this rather eccentric and curious but kindly Englishman.
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