Transposing the letters of two words to form new ones.

Usually done when you are talking faster than your brain can keep up with.
An unfortunate spoonerism:

The gymnasts displayed some cunning stunts.
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the transposition of initial or other sounds of words, usually by accident
Best done by artist Bruce Nauman in his light installation

Spoonerism:
"Run from Fear, Fun From Rear"
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To have an aneurysm while spooning.
"He started to have a spoonerism last night when we were spooning."
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A word or phrase created by swapping the initial letters (or first consonant sounds) of two words or syllables to get a new word word or phrase. The spelling doesn't have to be correct, only the pronounciation is important. The term "spoonerism" was named after Reverend W.A. Spooner (1844-1930).

Not to be confused with anagrams, palindromes, and other word games.
- "Peas and carrots" is a spoonerism of "keys and parrots"
- "tea bags" becomes "bee tags"
- "trail mix" becomes "mail tricks"
- "Save the whales" becomes "wave the sails"
- "forearm" becomes "oar farm"
by Bill M. August 27, 2004
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When the spellings/pronounciation of a sentance move around slightly.
Let us drink to the dear old queen!

Let us drink to the queer old dean!
by Kung-Fu Jesus April 18, 2004
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A humourous phrase where the first letters of 2 parts are reversed. Named after Rev. Spooner.
"This way Madam, and I'll sew you to your sheets" (= show you to your seats).
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When you and your girl are spooning, and you just yank down her pants and start banging from the spooning position.
last night my girl wanted to just snuggle before bed. I said f**k that and gave her the spooner.
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