Tuesday, September 2, 2014


William Archibald Spooner, a British clergyman and educator had to speak in public. Because of nerves, his tongue got tangled.  He would say things like "a blushing crow" when he meant  a "crushing blow." Spooner's letter reversals because legend and gave listeners a laugh.  By 1900 his name inspired the word, spoonerism.

Consider transposing words and play.  Imagine signing flosser for flying saucer.  Try having a Tun Fime.  Get into a doyful jay! Let your tang tungle.

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