17 August 2009

Word Week

This week I'm going to try and throw out a few posts centered around the theme of wordplay.

Today's topic will be spoonerisms. What's a spoonerism? Well according to the highly reliable Wiki entry, it's when you flip some sounds between two words. Some times it is inadvertent display of drunken idiocy, like when my banjo player used the expression dougle nebative. Some times it is a deliberate verbal twisting employed for humorous purposes, like when someone says 'bass ackwards'.

Every so often, a spoonerism will still be a real word once (or before) it is flipped, and I find these manifestations particularly delicious.

Three of my favorites of this last type:
sick duck
pop corn
bunt cake

How about you? Got a favorite?


ZDub said...

Oh My God.

I don't really get it. What am I supposed to do? This is just like college except I'm not drunk/high/ducking sick.

Anonymous said...

I found one i thought might appeal to you Kreg.

"Those girls have a cunning array of stunts".


Bj in Dallas said...

I like Branwens....

none of mine involve stunts or ducks. Maybe THATS my problem.

Bj in Dallas said...

ps I was in Tulsa all weekend but snuck out before you found out I was there.

Miss Thystle said...


le @ thirdontheright said...

so I am not the only one ...