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Your favourate Spoonerisms?

Your favourate Spoonerisms?

Your favourate Spoonerisms?

(OP)
Mine are a little crass - but that just reflects my stupid sense of humour - but lets hear some from the more enlightened amongst us.

Blame Radio 4 for my new found interest in this subject. Its actually an interesting test for dyslexia. People with the condition cant move the first two letters from the two words around in their heads, but can say it when seen it written.

ACSS - SME
General Geek



RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

I'll offer a lament - "wasn't that a shirty dame?", a Hank Williams Jr song - "your heatin' chart", a morsel of food - "that'll keep the gnats from roaring" and an alleged utterance by the man himself - "the shoving leopard of his flock".

(I think the late Kenny Everett's female actor character, first name Cupid, is beyond acceptability here.)

soi là, soi carré

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

You have tasted two worms; leave by the town drain
and
A well boiled icicle

Supposedly, many of his phrases were actually coined by students.

I have heard that he accidently spilt a salt cellar and poured wine on it which is a whole new dimension to Spoonerisms

 

"If it could have gone wrong earlier and it didn't, it ultimately would have been beneficial for it to have." : Murphy's Ultimate Corollary

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

When headed to the bathroom, I'll often say, "I'm going to shake a tower". Or sometimes I have to "Go shake a t%#".

bigsmile

 

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?



So, you think you're a fart smeller?

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my old subtlety...
for a NUANCE!tongue

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

Heh, one of my favorite tongue twisters to have a kid try is this...

Quote:

One smart fellow, he felt smart.
Two smart fellows, they felt smart.
Three smart fellows, they all felt smart.

Get a bunch of kids trying to say that, and it's hours of laughter! Guaranteed fun!

bigsmile

 

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

(OP)
we used to say "Bucken Fastard" at high school. Teacher would be - "What!?" I would say - !ah but we didnt swear!!!"

ACSS - SME
General Geek



RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

Although I had heard of Spoonerisms, I didn't know their exact nature.

As it turns out, I used these ALL OF THE TIME when reading to my kids.

There was one book in particular. I Love Boats (I Bove Loats)

e.g.
I bove the bobster loat wobbing on the baves

The kids would scream at me to read it right and instead I would get them to correct me. All of my kids were reading grade six level by the time they were in Grade one.

My eldest could read the Boynton Book "But not the Hippopotamus" by the time he was 2 1/2.

"A Hat and 2 Cats were trying on Rats, but not the hittotopamus"

Spoonerisms worked great for me as an educational tool. Until now though, I did not know that what I was doing had a name.

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What's most important is that you realise ...  There is no spoon.

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

Quote:

All goys and birls should learn to eat keys and parrots. If they don't learn early, it's better nate than lever.
Then, overheard at a wedding:

Quote (Confused Usher):

Mardon me Padam...You are occupewing the wrong pie. May I sew you to another sheet?


 santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
"People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

BTW, Hairless, I've been ruminating over this question: When "Your favourate Spoonerisms", how many calories was it? <grin>

 santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
"People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

I noticed Favourate too but dismissed it as I am so often wrong about these things.

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What's most important is that you realise ...  There is no spoon.

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

(OP)
LOL - I saw that too - but no edit feature. LOL - Wrong forum to be making mistakes like that winky smile

ACSS - SME
General Geek



RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

Decades ago when I worked as a DJ at a local radio station, one of my fellow DJs did a "spoonerism" of sort. He thought about saying, "Let's take a look out the Window at the weather." He meant to say, "Let's take a peak out the Window at the weather." What he said on air was, "Let's take a leak out the Window at the weather."
  

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

SantaMufasa mentioned "...it's better nate than lever". That's the punchline of a very long shaggy dog story joke I heard once. Something about a very large object that had to be moved. They kept trying larger and larger levers to try to move it. Finally, they got the local Giant named Nate, who moved it easily. And the moral of the story is, better Nate than lever.

Ba-dump-bump!

bigsmile

 

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

Quote (James):

Let's take a peak out the Window...
I presume that it was a very large window...I'd like to take a peek at that window myself. <grin>

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
"People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

Too many hours working and not enough sleep. That's my excuse. I'm tired of the 12+ hour work days.

SamBones reminds me of the story of Little Bunny Foo Foo and the Good Fairy. The moral is, "Hare today, Goon tomorrow." Is that really a spoonerism?



 

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

Nope. smile

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
"People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

Quote (Ben):

a forkerism...wink
Whoa...how did that make it past the censors?

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
"People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

One of my faves is

Quote:

Bass Ackwards
.
Also, not sure if this one fits the definition of a spoonerism...

Quote:

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

Does Lysdexia count?

**********************************************
What's most important is that you realise ...  There is no spoon.

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

Yes

and

Yes.

2thumbsup

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
"People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

Dyslexics of the world UNTIE!

Back on the corny joke front, there's another long joke, something about a lion between two villages. Since they couldn't go directly from village to village, they had to take a very long circuitous route through some dangerous mountains. Finally they got a plane with a machine gun, went up and shot the lion from the air, allowing them to go directly from village to village. And of course everyone knows, the shortest distance between two points is a strafed lion.

Not a spoonerism. Possibly a sporkerism.

bigsmile

 

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

  
Click on this link for Archie Campbell's Rindercella on YouTube.  If you like spoonerisms, you won't find more in a single comedy routine.

Randy

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

is a butterfly really a flutterby??

sam
 

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

Related to Samebone's joke and spoonerisms.

Short version of joke regarding an home remedy to rid a horse of pesky birds by placing yeast in the mane.

Nest is nest, and yeast is yeast, and never the mane shall tweet.

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What's most important is that you realise ...  There is no spoon.

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

==> Nest is nest, and yeast is yeast, and never the mane shall tweet.
I don't know if that still holds.  The social media are becoming more and more pervasive.
 

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RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

My favourite has to be "Why - you are such a shining wit!'

I once narrated a pantomime whilst in the sixth-form at school in entire spoonerisms.

It was the story or Rindacella and her gairy fodmother. And the sugly isters.

 

Fee

"The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea." Isak Dinesen

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

HA! Awesome! I'll be using "Shining Wit!" I know quite a few. It'll be fun insulting them in my mind while they hear a compliment.

bigsmile

 

RE: Your favourate Spoonerisms?

Spooner himself (I am told) used to refer to the royalty as "The Queer Old Dean".

One of our favorite things to do at the Renaissance festival is go to see Terry Foy... the "Tory Steller".

Of course, listening to Shilliam Wakespear's "Jomeo and Ruliet", a tagic trail of two lovestruck mooners is one of our favorites.

He tells the entire play entirely in spoonerisms.  One of my favorite parts is "What soft butt breaks wind by yonder moon"

Of course, Jomeo is a stashing dud; a beenage toy... he was yansome and hung!

;)

For obvious reasons, he doesn't do the following stories:
Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck the Fairy)
Robin Hood (Friar Tuck)
Treasure Island (Fighting Buckaneers... sounds like the Tyson/Holyfield fight... hehe)

More information at:  http://www.torysteller.com/

Definitely worth the listen. :)

Just my 2¢

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--Greg  http://parallel.tzo.com
 

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