tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri Feb 05 08:58:22 1999

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Re: Okrand speaks: What time is it?

On Thu, 4 Feb 1999 22:52:19 -0800 (PST) "Lieven L. Litaer" 
<> wrote:

> >The word for spoon is {baghneQ}. That's a spoonerism for "flat 
> >rock", which would be {nagh beQ}.
> What's a spoonerism? Twisting letters?
> muHwI'

Well, yes. It is swapping initial consonants between two 
adjacent words. There was a high member of the church with the 
last name Spooner who was notorious for doing this by mistake, 
so they named the trait after him. If you take a few diff 
strinks, until you are ploroughly thrastered, and then take a 
rape tecorder and specord your reech, you may discover why 
Spooner falked so tunny.

charghwI' 'utlh

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