The Word of the Week is:

spoonerism \SPOO-nuh-riz-uhm\ , noun:

The transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words.

 

Some examples:

We all know what it is to have a half-warmed fish [“half-formed wish”] inside us.

A well-boiled icicle [“well-oiled bicycle”].

It is kisstomary to cuss [“customary to kiss”] the bride.

Is the bean dizzy [“dean busy”]?

When the boys come back from France, we’ll have the hags flung out [“flags hung out”]!

Let me sew you to your sheet [“show you to your seat”].

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