Spoonerism

Definition:
Spoonerism refers to the practice of interchanging the first letters of some words in order to create new words or even to create nonsensical words in order to create a humorous setting. While they are often unintentional and known as a “slip of the tongue”, in literature they are welcomed as witty wordplay.

Example:
The phrase “flesh and blood” being spoken as a character as “blesh and flood” in urgency and heightened emotion.

11 thoughts on “Spoonerism”

  1. sp00nerism
    couldn’t get through the bullet ploof grass

    (if you know where this reference is from ily)

    1. yes! I immediately thought of sp00n. And the addition of bullet proof grass is a perfect Wildcat reference for this context haha.

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