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23rd May '16 10:05:22 AM Jeduthun
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Spoonerisms - named for the Rev. William Archibald Spooner (1844-1930), an Oxford don who actually claimed to have only made one spoonerism in his life (calling a hymn "The Kinkering Congs Their Titles Take", instead of "The Conquering Kings Their Titles Take"). While the word [[CanisLatinicus sounds like something derived from Latin]], it's actually a made-up word. At its simplest, it's simply mixing up the first letter or sound of two words, so that [[HilarityEnsues Ilarity Hensues]]. It's meanerally gent to appear accidental, either as a result of falking too tast, or moo many tartinis.

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Spoonerisms - named for the Rev. William Archibald Spooner (1844-1930), an [[AbsentMindedProfessor Oxford don don]] who actually claimed to have only made one spoonerism in his life (calling a hymn "The Kinkering Congs Their Titles Take", instead of "The Conquering Kings Their Titles Take"). While the word [[CanisLatinicus sounds like something derived from Latin]], it's actually a made-up word. At its simplest, it's simply mixing up the first letter or sound of two words, so that [[HilarityEnsues Ilarity Hensues]]. It's meanerally gent to appear accidental, either as a result of falking too tast, or moo many tartinis.
8th May '16 11:49:41 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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Characters who speak entirely in these are likely to become [[VerbalTic Terbal Vicked]]. See also {{Malaproper}}.

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Characters who speak entirely in these are likely to become [[VerbalTic Terbal Vicked]]. See also {{Malaproper}}.
{{Malaproper}}. When you do this on a larger scale with whole words within a sentence, it often results in a RussianReversal.
23rd Apr '16 8:32:49 AM igordebraga
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* A traditional toast (sometimes attributed to Music/TomWaits): "Champagne for my real friends, and real pain for my sham friends."

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* A traditional toast (sometimes attributed to Music/TomWaits): "Champagne for my real friends, and real pain for my sham friends."" Webcomic/{{XKCD}} [[http://xkcd.com/1645/ had a field day with that one]].



* NHL star Jamie Benn called out a teammate saying he probably liked to "bunch mox". [[http://whatstrending.com/funny/19704-jamie-benn-bunch-mox-tweet Twitter]] [[http://kentparsley.tumblr.com/post/124282767606/mox-buncher-a-mix-for-teaching-jamie-benn-about (and Tumblr)]] [[http://bloguin.com/puckdrunklove/2015-articles/jamie-benn-asks-jason-demers-if-he-likes-to-bunch-mox-hockey-twitter-responds-beautifully.html reacted]] [[HurricaneOfPuns accordingly]] ([[https://twitter.com/giidass/status/621754623720882178 including the corresponding spoonerism]]).

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* NHL star Jamie Benn called out a teammate saying he probably liked to "bunch mox". [[http://whatstrending.com/funny/19704-jamie-benn-bunch-mox-tweet Twitter]] [[http://kentparsley.[[http://mttduchene.tumblr.com/post/124282767606/mox-buncher-a-mix-for-teaching-jamie-benn-about com/post/124294110707/kentparsley-mox-buncher-a-mix-for-teaching (and Tumblr)]] [[http://bloguin.com/puckdrunklove/2015-articles/jamie-benn-asks-jason-demers-if-he-likes-to-bunch-mox-hockey-twitter-responds-beautifully.html reacted]] [[HurricaneOfPuns accordingly]] ([[https://twitter.com/giidass/status/621754623720882178 including the corresponding spoonerism]]).
* "I am not as thunk as you drink I am!"



* "I am not as thunk as you drink I am!"
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* "I am not as thunk as you drink I am!"
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1st Mar '16 11:49:32 AM Prfnoff
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* ''State of the Union'', when Mary has been drinking a bit too much:

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* ''State of the Union'', when In ''Theatre/StateOfTheUnion'', after Mary has been drinking imbibed a bit few too much:many Sazaracs:
18th Feb '16 10:56:02 AM Mdumas43073
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* "The Three-Martini Debate" by Creator/ChristopherBuckley:

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* "The Three-Martini Debate" by Creator/ChristopherBuckley:Christopher Buckley:
10th Feb '16 6:49:47 AM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* In ''Literature/EncyclopediaBrown'', one of his clients was so shaken up by the crime that he began speaking in these due to stress. [[spoiler: This is actually a plot point.]]
7th Feb '16 1:31:07 PM maxwellsilver
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Do you like to eat parrots and keys? Oops! [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Seems we just made an example of a]] [[DiscussedTrope Spoonerism using "carrots and peas".]]

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Do you like to eat parrots and keys? Oops! [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Seems we just made an example of a]] [[DiscussedTrope Spoonerism using "carrots and peas".]]
peas".
31st Jan '16 11:32:03 PM Statzkeen
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*** Or referred to Sir Stafford Cripps as Sir Stifford Crapps.
18th Jan '16 2:59:13 AM falcon2484
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** What's the difference between a smoker and [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit the Frog]]? A smoker craves a cig in the pack.
4th Jan '16 4:59:14 PM Luigiofthegods
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Spoonerisms - named for the Rev. William Archibald Spooner (1844-1930), an Oxford don who actually claimed to have only made one spoonerism in his life (calling a hymn "The Kinkering Congs Their Titles Take", instead of "The Conquering Kings Their Titles Take"). While the word [[CanisLatinicus sounds like something derived from Latin]], it's actually a made-up word. At its simplest, it's simply mixing up the first letter or sound of two words, so that [[HilarityEnsues Elarity Hinsues]]. It's meanerally gent to appear accidental, either as a result of falking too tast, or tea many martoonis.

It can also, as in that last example, involve mixing up sounds from the middles or ends of words. (This is also known as [[{{Pun}} Kniferism and Forkerism]].) It can also involve more than two words, tut bat's amfully awbitious true thigh.

Extra points if the spoonerism still makes sense, just not the sense you would want to make. Spoonerisms can also be used by cunning writers as a form of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Petting Rap Cast the Gaydar]], especially when it comes to [[CountryMatters Muntry Catters]]. A common involuntary consequence of misspoken [[TongueTwister Twunge Tisters]].

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Spoonerisms - named for the Rev. William Archibald Spooner (1844-1930), an Oxford don who actually claimed to have only made one spoonerism in his life (calling a hymn "The Kinkering Congs Their Titles Take", instead of "The Conquering Kings Their Titles Take"). While the word [[CanisLatinicus sounds like something derived from Latin]], it's actually a made-up word. At its simplest, it's simply mixing up the first letter or sound of two words, so that [[HilarityEnsues Elarity Hinsues]]. Ilarity Hensues]]. It's meanerally gent to appear accidental, either as a result of falking too tast, or tea moo many martoonis.

tartinis.

It can also, as in that last example, involve mixing up sounds from the middles or ends of words. (This is also known as [[{{Pun}} Kniferism and Forkerism]].) It can also involve more than two words, tut thut bat's amfully awbitious true thigh.

tie.

Extra points if the spoonerism still makes sense, just not the sense you would want to make. Spoonerisms can also be used by cunning writers as a form of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Petting Rap Cast the Gaydar]], especially when it comes to [[CountryMatters Muntry Mountry Catters]]. A common involuntary consequence of misspoken [[TongueTwister Twunge Tisters]].



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