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Word: spoonerism

Definition: accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner


Sentences Containing 'spoonerism'

Punk in Drublic (a spoonerism of "Drunk in Public") is the fifth studio album by the American punk rock band NOFX.

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