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SPOONERISMS

(1) OUR QUEER OLD DEAN/ OUR DEAR OLD QUEEN
(2) NOSEY LITTLE COOK/ COZY LITTLE NOOK
(3) IT IS KISTUMARY TO CUSS THE BRIDE/ IT IS CUSTOMARY TO KISS THE
BRIDE
(4) HALF-WARMED FISH/ HALF-FORMED WISH
(5) TONS OF SOIL/ SONS OF TOIL

Submitter comment: I LEARNED MOST OF THESE IN MY EDUCATION 100 CLASS IN COLLEGE. C0 IT WAS A READING AND VOCABULARY COURSE, AND STUDENTS WERE
ALLOWED TO TELL AS MANY OF THESE SPOONERISMS AS POSSIBLE.
I GOT A MIXTURE OF THEM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FRANKLIN VILLAGE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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