Reference Entry

Spoonerism

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

Second edition

Published by Chambers Harrap Publishers

Published in print January 2009 |
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199916108

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A form of metathesis that consists of transposing the initial sounds of words so as to form some ludicrous combination,

Reference Entry.  169 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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