Example sentences for: spoonerisms

How can you use “spoonerisms” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Mirror spoonerisms occur when transposition simply reverses word order, usually with little change in meaning.

  • As one plays the transposition game, many partial spoonerisms come to mind, but they must be discarded quickly, if you me what I seen.

  • Useful spoonerisms substitute a common or meaningful phrase for another when transposition occurs, as when “the movement was dealt a crushing blow” becomes “the movement was dealt a blushing crow .” Changing “there's a cozy nook in my kitchen” to “there's a nosey cook in my kitchen” not only introduces a totally new meaning, but also injects humor.

  • I enjoyed Robert Archibald Ford's article on spoonerisms, Learn to Spike Lunars [ XVIII , 4].

  • I missed two classic spoonerisms in XVIII, 4: the one that spells the difference between a game cock and a shysters lawyer (a game cock clucks defiance), and the difference between a lady in the bath and a lady in the church (the latter has a hope in her soul).

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