Top Definition
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.
автор: Lambchops 7 декабря 2004
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!
автор: Kung-Fu Jesus 18 апреля 2004
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"
автор: Bill M. 27 августа 2004
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).
автор: zimman 2 августа 2005
- the unintentional transportation of sounds or of parts of words in speaking
"half-warmed fish"
"half-formed wish"
автор: Jessica 11 сентября 2003
Transposing inappropriate begginnings on two different words.
Jordan made the ultimate spoonerism today when he said, "They were ligging the erections."
автор: Maria Klodowsky 14 мая 2007
the transposition of initial or other sounds of words, usually by accident
Best done by artist Bruce Nauman in his light installation

"Run from Fear, Fun From Rear"
автор: Amalia Lylian 13 сентября 2011

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