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What is a Spoonerism?     (Search for similar jokes)
Spoonerisms, also known as "metathesis", are a specific form of wordplay involving the swapping syllables between two words in a phrase (usually the exchanging first syllable of two words), in such a way that the meaning of the phrase is completely altered.

The name comes from one Reverend Spooner, who was a priest and university professor at Oxford, England, and who lived beween 1844 and 1930. He suffered from regular tips of the slung (slips of the tongue), and rapidly became famous for them.

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Reverend Spooner's own Spoonerisms

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