Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 03/07/15 Spoonerism

Spoonerism (noun)
spoonerism [spoo-nuh-riz-uh m]


noun
1. the transposition of initial or other sounds of words, usually by accident, as in a blushing crow for a crushing blow.

Origin: 1895-1900; after W. A. Spooner (1844-1930), English clergyman noted for such slips; see -ism

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