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1.
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.
av Lambchops 7. desember 2004
237 37
 
2.
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!
av Kung-Fu Jesus 18. april 2004
260 108
 
3.
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"
av Bill M. 27. august 2004
162 33
 
4.
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).
av zimman 2. august 2005
55 25
 
5.
- the unintentional transportation of sounds or of parts of words in speaking
"half-warmed fish"
for
"half-formed wish"
av Jessica 11. september 2003
41 26
 
6.
Transposing inappropriate begginnings on two different words.
Jordan made the ultimate spoonerism today when he said, "They were ligging the erections."
av Maria Klodowsky 14. mai 2007
29 16
 
7.
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"
av Amalia Lylian 13. september 2011
17 12