"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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