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"The Blushing Crow"

" Blushing crow" , is an example of spoonerism.Actually,it is "crushing blow" that has come out as" blushing cow." During college days,we had to study an essay on "Spoonerism"_that is words or phrases in which letters or syllables get swapped.(slips of tongue). "Tease my ears"(Ease my tears), "A lack of pies" (A pack of lies),are some of the examples of spoonerism.It is named after W.A.Spooner(1844-1930) an English clergyman renowned for slips of this kind,like "A well boiled icicle" instead of a well oiled bicycle. Of Spooner's originals-once Dr.Spooner raised a toast to Her Royal Highness Queen Victoria and proclaimed, ".Three cheers for our queer old dean"And last,he reportedly ended a wedding he was performing with"It now is kisstomaryto cuss the bride". Smile!


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AliCanary wrote on January 1, 2015, 5:28 AM

I think you mean "blushing crow", not cow. "Lack of pies" is hilarious!

RegieEstioco wrote on January 1, 2015, 6:48 AM

Spoonerism is lot of fun but was never part of our English subject though.

ConstantDementia wrote on January 1, 2015, 7:26 AM

I am hearing of spoonerism here for the first time and it is just awesome. the English Language can be so diverse

bestwriter wrote on January 1, 2015, 7:27 AM

How about belly jeans -jelly beans. I loved to catch hold of some of these.

scheng1 wrote on January 2, 2015, 7:45 AM

I bet all of you must be laughing all the way through the lessons.

CalmGemini wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:57 AM

Thank you for reading my post and the comments.

CalmGemini wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:59 AM

Yes, and we tried some of our own. Thaks for your comments.

CalmGemini wrote on January 4, 2015, 4:01 AM

It was nice of you to read my post and comment on it .You could try to make some of your own.Thank you.

CalmGemini wrote on January 4, 2015, 4:03 AM

Yes indeed! thanks for reading my post.

CalmGemini wrote on January 4, 2015, 4:07 AM

Only one essay on spoonerism ,we had to study We had a field day ,making up some of our own.Thank you for your comment.

msiduri wrote on June 10, 2015, 10:28 AM

Yes! I think one of my favorite ones is "May I sew you to a sheet?" instead of "May a show you to a seat?"