Thursday, June 28, 2012



Genuine Spoonerisms – those that have been attributed to the Rev. William Archibald Spooner himself.

Spooner's Spoonerisms

fighting a liar                                          lighting a fire

you hissed my mystery lecture           you missed my history lecture

cattle ships and bruisers                      battle ships and cruisers

nosey little cook                                     cosy little nook

a blushing crow                                      a crushing blow

tons of soil                                               sons of toil

our queer old Dean                               our dear old Queen

we'll have the hags flung out               we'll have the flags hung out

you've tasted two worms                     you've wasted two terms

our shoving leopard                              our loving shepherd

a half-warmed fish                                a half-formed wish

is the bean dizzy?                                  is the Dean busy?