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Origin of spoonerism
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British Dictionary definitions for spoonerism
Word Origin for spoonerism
Cultural definitions for spoonerism
A reversal of sounds in two words, with humorous effect. Spoonerisms were named after William Spooner, an English clergyman and scholar of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In one spoonerism attributed to him, he meant “May I show you to another seat?” but said, “May I sew you to another sheet?”