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Spoonerisms are phrases, sentences, or words in language with swapped sounds. Usually this happens by accident, particularly if you're speaking fast. Come and wook out of the lindow is an example.

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Of course, there are many millions of possible Spoonerisms, but those which are of most interest (mainly for their amusement value) are the ones in which the Spoonerism makes sense as well as the original phrase. Go and shake a tower and a well-boiled icicle illustrate this well (go and take a shower, a well-oiled bicycle).

Since Spoonerisms are phonetic transpositions, it is not so much the letters which are swapped as the sounds themselves. Transposing initial consonants in the speed of light gives the leed of spight which is clearly meaningless when written, but phonetically it becomes the lead of spite.

 It is not restricted simply to the transposition of individual sounds; whole words or large parts of words may be swapped: to gap the bridge and manahuman soup (to bridge the gap, superhuman man). And sounds within a word may be transposed to form a Spoonerism too, as in crinimal and cerely (criminal, celery). It is not uncommon for Spoonerisms of this type to be created unintentionally.

Generally Spoonerisms which are produced accidentally are transpositions between words that resemble one another phonetically, such as cuss and kiddle and slow and sneet (kiss and cuddle, snow and sleet).

The name Spoonerism comes from the Reverend William Archibald Spooner who is reputed to have been particularly prone to making this type of verbal slip. 

List of Spoonerism is given below:

   

SL.No

Spoonerism

Correct Phrases

1

Tease my ears

Ease my tears

2

A lack of pies

A pack of lies

3

It's roaring with pain

It's pouring with rain

4

Wave the sails

Save the whales

5

Cat flap

Flat cap

6

Bad salad

Sad ballad

7

Soap in your hole

Hope in your soul

8

Mean as custard

Keen as mustard

9

Plaster man

Master plan

10

Pleating and humming

Heating and plumbing

11

Trim your snow tail

Trim your toe nails

12

Birthington's washday

Washington's Birthday

13

Trail snacks

Snail tracks

14

Sale of two titties

Tale of two cities

15

Rental Deceptionist

Dental Receptionist

16

Flock of bats

Block of flats

17

Chewing the doors

Doing the chores

18

Fighting a liar

Lighting a fire

19

You hissed my mystery lecture

You missed my history lecture

20

Cattle ships and bruisers

Battle ships and cruisers

21

Nosey little cook

Cosy little nook

22

A blushing crow

A crushing blow

23

Tons of soil

Sons of toil

24

Our queer old Dean

Our dear old Queen

25

We'll have the hags flung out

We'll have the flags hung out

26

You've tasted two worms

You've wasted two terms

27

Our shoving leopard

Our loving shepherd

28

A half-warmed fish

A half-formed wish

29

Is the bean dizzy?

Is the Dean busy?