A ‘Spoonerism’ occurs when sounds or letters in words are inadvertently switched. This term derives from Reverend William Archibald Spooner, a scholar who was known for making this kind of verbal slip. An example of this phenomenon is saying “Is the bean dizzy?” instead of “Is the dean busy?”.
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