Today, we were reminded of one of our favorite GrammarGoofs, the Spoonerism.
What, you ask?
Spoonerism. noun. the transposition of two sounds, or of the first letters of two words, in a simple sentence; the transposition of initial or other sounds of words, usually by accident, as in a blushing crow for a crushing blow. Named for the Reverend William Archibald Spooner (1844–1930), Warden of New College, Oxford, who was known for such slips.
Another example, from dictionary.com: Let me sew you to your sheet for Let me show you to your seat.
So, now you know what it’s called …
Here’s one we heard/saw recently:
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Please send us your examples.