Posts tagged: Spoonerism

Mangled Words

I’m not sure what made me think of my cousin tonight. I haven’t seen him since his father’s funeral a few years ago and not for many years before that. But when we were younger we were good friends and spent many happy hours and days in pre-marriage nights in hostelries and clubs.

Anyway, one of his most endearing traits was word-mangling. Taking two words to describe what he was thinking and coming up with a surreal combination. Two examples: Read more ›››