Friday, July 22, 2005

Spoonerism day

Today is Spoonerism day. I wanted to know what is this day and found this bit of information. I think this is pretty stupid. Anyway for me it is just another day in office.

Spoonerism Day:
Spoonerisms are named after the Reverend W. A. Spooner (1844-1930) who was Dean and Warden of New College in Oxford, England. While speaking, he exchanged the first sounds of two words with each other to produce a not-intended and usually amusing meaning. The Reverend produced spoonerisms such as 'a scoop of boy trouts', instead of 'a troop of boy scouts'. His verbal slips have turned "a well-oiled bicycle" into "a well-boiled icicle." Spooner was no featherbrain. In fact his mind was so nimble his tongue couldn't keep up. Two years before his death at age 86, Spooner said he could recall only one of his trademark fluffs. It was one he made announcing the hymn "Kinkering Congs Their Titles Take," meaning to say "Conquering Kings."

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