Saturday, April 19, 2008

Some Fun Metathesized Words

Metathesis is phonological process that switches the order of phonemes in an individual word. Metathesis can also occur across corresponding words and this is commonly know as a Spoonerism. The process was named after Reverend William Archibald Spooner (1844 - 1930)who was known for his very frequent slips of the tongue.

Bass ackwards, chilled greese, hot poles, cop porn
One of my favorites is - "no bout adoubt it"
A bumper sticker on a car - "Juck Fapan"

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