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Unread 05-15-2020, 08:23 AM
Jim Moonan Jim Moonan is offline
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John Lennon was at his best when spouting spoonerisms (alliteration acts as an antidote). Or was it blurting buffoon-isms that he was best at? What do I know?

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Thanks, all! Well, we aunt call be spotless, and roo wheely wants that? Fresh hair, ear hear!!

(I envision a kangaroo on a tricycle.)

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It wouldn't do to leave the subject without a tribute to the much-maligned Dr Spooner and his apocryphal sayings. Here are some of the things he never said, with translations for those unfamiliar with the good doctor.
  • "A toast to our queer old dean!" ("dear old queen")
  • "Is it kisstomary to cuss the bride?" ("customary to kiss")
  • "The Lord is a shoving leopard." ("loving shepherd")
  • "We have suffered a blushing crow." ("crushing blow")
  • "A well-boiled icicle" ("well-oiled bicycle")
  • “They were sitting in a nosey little cook (“cosy little nook”)
  • “They searched every crook and nanny (“nook and cranny”)
  • "Is the bean dizzy?" ("Dean busy")
  • "Please sew me to another sheet." ("Please show me to another seat.")
  • "You have hissed all my mystery lectures; you have tasted two whole worms; you were caught fighting a liar in the quadrangle; and you must leave Oxford by the next town drain." ("You have missed all my history lectures; you have wasted two whole terms; you were caught lighting a fire in the quadrangle; and you must leave Oxford by the next down train.”)
Low song and cake tear, Allen.

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Beer dryin’, you’re suing dumb wool corks in English. That last, hwaet! -- butting nether ever. Yank thew. Low song: mom free!

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Yes, I think "tasted two whole worms" is my favorite spoonerism ever, an unforgettable image.
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(Note to Graham: I didn't pinch the "lack of pies" from you. This limerick is from many years ago.)
D'accord!
I relieve your bevellation. Your Huns made me pappy.
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I also very much like the “worms.” The most famous “Diet of Worms” of 1521 might lurk somewhere behind that (Advertisement spot: Lose Unsightly Pounds the Cretaceous Way). I look forward to what these little fellers actually said in the Edict of Worms. But my favorite has long been the “town drain,” which is Oxbridge specific, as when one went “up” to school, and “down” for rustication (leaving school). Town drain, indeed. Indeed.
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I wanted to send this link by PM to Orwn Acra to cheer him up again after he looked at a different gnarly SFW item I had sent him earlier this week, but his PM mailbox is full, which means I can’t contact him. I don’t have an exterior email address for him. So. Now everyone can collapse with dismay after reading this even though it isn’t about a spoonerism. Please practice safe PM hygiene everyone. Hash your wands. Wear a musk.

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