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By: palmettobug53 , 3:02 AM GMT on July 29, 2007
Most of you have probably heard of young children, siblings, creating their own special language. This is very common among twins. My Bubba and I created something similiar, when he and I were around 10 and 17, respectively.
Or we thought we did. As it turns out, the Reverend William Archibald Spooner beat us to it.
Spoonerisms, as they're now called, are words or phrases in which letters or syllables are switched. In Reverend Spooner's case, they were inadvertent slips of the tongue. Bubba and I did it deliberately, for fun.
Our mom would even get in on the act, at times. She was already fluent in Pig Latin, so balking tackwards came easy to her. She could even outthink us at times. A case in point: She said, "Uh, uh, uh! Don't you dare!", when she realized I was about to say "fitted sheets" backwards! It was rather hard to get the jump on her, when playing word games! LOL
Want to have fun with spoonerisms? It's really very easy.
(Some of the following are attributed to the good Reverend; some are not)
It was roaring pain this afternoon.
Wave the sails!
Life is a chair of bowlies.
Save a heat!
Go shake a tower.
Tears my whowell?
Where's my best pooking cot?
We'll have the hags flung out!
Reverend William Archibald Spooner
What can you come up with?
Warning: Really dirty spoonerisms will be deleted!
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