from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A transposition of sounds of two or more words, especially a ludicrous one, such as Let me sew you to your sheet for Let me show you to your seat.
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- noun A
play on wordson a phrasein which the initial(usually consonantal) sounds of two or more of the main words are transposed.
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- noun transposition of initial consonants in a pair of words
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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This is curious, for it seems, on the evidence of those who knew him best, that the spoonerism was a verbal felicity which he did not perpetrate.
He looked particularly fetching dressed up as the "Gairy Fodmother" in a Canterbury convent's "spoonerism" Halloween party.
The only spoonerism which is possibly authentic comes in his announcement of a hymn as "Kinkering kongs."
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I asked you to write a riddle starting with what's the different between in which the answer involves a spoonerism, where you interchange the initial consonant sounds of two words.
You gave us a challenge last week, which we haven't had one of these in the while, the spoonerism.
I'd like you to write a riddle starting: What's the difference between - in which the answer involves a spoonerism.
Can you briefly just explain the spoonerism conceit?
You know a spoonerism is when interchange consonant sounds.
I'd like you to write a riddle starting: What's the difference between, in which the answer involves a spoonerism.