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Fishing Spoonerism

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.


Puzzle ID:#1304
Fun:*** (2.71)
Difficulty:*** (2.15)
Submitted By:mrice***
Corrected By:username




A spoonerism is a transposition of initial sounds of two or more words (as in "tons of soil" for "sons of toil"). Armed with this definition, what is a spoonerism for what you do when you go fishing vs. a literary work you don't care for?


The first is to 'bait the hook',
and the second is to 'hate the book'.


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Apr 26, 2006

hard but fun
Nov 18, 2006

Wow, I actually got that one easily!

I spoonerise all the time, but I find these teasers hard most of the time - but I got one
Sep 20, 2007

A really fun teaser!

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