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"Just because there's no fire on her roof, doesn't mean there's no snow in her fireplace." I Love Lucy
"The cast is dead." (Ricky) Lucy interpreted: "The die is cast."  I Love Lucy

After the turn of the hopefully not last century, some Homers have been known as Spoonerisms. Spoonerisms are words (or phrases) in which letters (or syllables) get swapped around. These tips of the slung (slips of the tongue) often happen accidentally, but pumetimes on sorpose. They were named after William Archibald Spooner, who was an Anglican clergyman and Dean of New College, Oxford. He has been attributed with saying such as:       

SPOONERS (attributed to William Spooner)

ORIGINAL WORD PHRASES

BLUSHING CROW

crushing blow

IS THE BEAN DIZZY? 

Is the Dean busy?

KINGQUORING KONGS  

conquering kings

OUR QUEER DEAN 

our dear Queen

SHOVING LEOPARD

loving shepherd

SONS OF TOIL

tons of soil

TASTED THREE WORMS

wasted three terms

A WELL BOILED ICICLE
well oiled bicycle

A few others that are attributed to Spooner are:

  • "Will nobody pat my hiccup?" (after he dropped his hat: "Will nobody pick up my hat?")
  • "It is kisstomary to cuss the bride."
  • "You have hissed all my mystery lectures."
  • "Mardon me padom, you are occupewing my pie. May I sew you to another sheet?"

What constitutes a "true" SPOONER (spoonerism) is bedatable. Some take the view that a Spoonerism can only exchange the initial sounds (usually consonants) - so a "pack of lies" becomes "lack of pies". Others think that the transposition of syllables, word parts, or even the transposition of entire words (The cows sent into orbit became known as the first herd shot round the world.) are acceptable under the classification of Spoonerisms. We discuss some of these in other sections of HOMERS, so please look there.  (We also have several links that we have found useful ("related links" at top navigation bar).

Some fundementalists (fun - demented- a lists?) remember the English Spooner from the days of King Arthur. Young Lancelot couldn't afford a horse so he rode around on a huge St. Bernard.  Of course the King said, "I wouldn't send a knight out on a dog like this."

Since Spooner's time, many other types of Homers have been developed.  Some of you may want to "skim" over these, others will "float" right over your heads, but we want to "milk" them for all they're worth and "shake" you up a bit.  Please read the following before they "curdle" or go "sour".  In any case, don't "cry" if any words are mis-"spilled" from the " bottle in front of me" (frontal lobotomy) .

SPOONERS
ORIGINAL WORD PHRASE
Bad salad
Sad ballad
Birthington's washday
Washington's Birthday
Bleaches and poohberries
Peaches and Blueberries
Bottle in front of me
Frontal Lobotomy
Bunny phone
Funny bone
Cat flap
Flat cap
Chewing the doors
Doing the chores
Chilled Greese sandwich
Grilled Cheese sandwich
Chipping the flannel
Flippng the channel
Chork Pops
Pork Chops
Creaming skids
Screaming kids
Filey Smaces
Smiley Faces
Flock of bats
Block of flats
It's roaring with pain
It's pouring with rain
Keys and parrots
peas and carrots 
Lack of pies
Pack of lies
Lead of spite
Speed of lite
Let me sew you to your sheet
Let me show you to your seat
Mean as custard
Keen as mustard
Plaster man
Master plan
Pleating and humming
Heating and plumbing
Ratman & Bobin
Batman and Robin
Rental Deceptionist
Dental Receptionist
Sale of two titties
Tale of two cities
Shake a tower
Take a shower
Show Snowers
Snow Showers
Soap in your hole
Hope in your soul
Squirrel Gout cookies
Girl Scout cokies
Tease my ears
Ease my tears
Toin coss
Coin toss
Trail snacks
Snail tracks
Trim your snow tail
Trim your toe nails
Wake your dog for a talk
Take your dog for a walk
Wave the sails
Save the whales
Word Botching
Bird Watching

BUT.... We saw one interesting Spooning type HOMER in the 1943 musical, “The Gang’s All Here”, with Alice Faye, a singing Benny Goodman (eat your heart out Steve Allen) and Carmen Miranda who Spoons, "a block off the old chip".  P.S. They also Wackronymed the National Service Draft (NSD) into No Stag Diners. 

If you're interested in more information in this area, you might want to look up Colonel Stoopnagle.

The English language is made up of approximately 150,000 basic words. 

Homers

Mirth Shakes and Medical Greek Cures
Spooners ... and Ways to Feed a Baby
Won Liners
Grand Slammers - DT Movies of the Weak
Gold"wyners" - Goldy Locks and Bagels
Frost's Crosses or Frost Burns
Out of Leftfielders

 

 

 

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