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SpoonerismsSpoonerisms are words or phrases in which letters or syllables get swapped. This often happens accidentally in slips of the tongue (or tips of the slung as Spoonerisms are often affectionately called!):
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The word spoonerism comes from William Archibald Spooner who was famous for making these verbal slips. Find out more about Spooner.
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Explore SpoonerismsA large section of Fun-with-words.com is devoted to Spoonerisms, so take a look around. Read more about Spoonerisms and the history of Spoonerisms. Learn about Rev. W. A. Spooner and why his name has become immortalised in the Spoonerism. We have reviews of great spoonerism books which you can even buy online through our Amazon Books partner. You will also enjoy these spoonerized fairytales, delightful mixed-up versions of popular stories:
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