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Spazy Croonerisms

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


Puzzle ID:#22470
Fun:*** (2.98)
Difficulty:*** (2.64)
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****




A spoonerism is a pair of words that can have their initial sounds switched to form new words. The pairs need only sound the same, not necessarily be spelled the same (power saw & sour paw, horse cart & coarse heart). There may sometimes be one or two connecting words (kick the stone & stick the cone, king of the rats & ring of the cats). Given the following definitions, what are the spoonerisms?

1) no-cost fish lures & honey shipment
2) leaping legumes & colliding dungarees
3) crustacean movement & criminal sunscreen
4) baseball term & seasonal pig

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Apr 25, 2005

good 1
Apr 25, 2005

I managed to get all but the lobster motion/mobster lotion. The only thing that came to mind was crab walk and con block!
Apr 25, 2005

I gidn't det any.

I didn't get any.
Apr 26, 2005

Apr 26, 2005

I got all of them, but that's just because I'm obsessed with these puzzles. VERY CLEVER. Definatly a favorite.
Apr 28, 2005

wow that was awesome
May 07, 2005

I liked the middle toast err ..title most! Freight Gun!!
May 19, 2005

Have you read Shel Silverstein's new book "Runny Babbit"? Not just for kids - it's fery vunny.
May 20, 2005

Love the Spider reference, keep up the good work!
May 26, 2005

Good one. I only got #2... the easiest one, eh?
May 26, 2005

Got first 3, but being English don't know anything about Baseball, and Fall is autumn to me
May 26, 2005

LOL that was great!
May 26, 2005

Haha I didn't get any! Good job!
May 26, 2005

Very fun! I got number 2 at least!
May 26, 2005

pretty good ones. not easy, if you ask me.
May 26, 2005

very cool
May 26, 2005

Best yet. Very clever and fun to solve.
May 26, 2005

Now that's my type of teaser! Got all of 'em except the last one. Keep 'em coming!
May 26, 2005

very clever!
May 26, 2005

That was great. I like very much!
May 26, 2005

what woz dat all about?
May 26, 2005

I had no idea what was going on there......
May 26, 2005

Very good!
May 26, 2005

I love spazy croonerisms. Unfortunately, i didn't get it until i read the answer- so the storal of my mory is- make sure you get the instructions straight before you check the answer.
May 26, 2005

I didnt really like it much.. but it was clever.
May 26, 2005

Didn't get any of them!!
May 26, 2005

Loved it!!! I got the first 3 and couldn't get the last one!!! This one is going in the favorites!
May 28, 2005

clever 1
May 30, 2005

i thought you were supposed to change one side to be like the other! opps!
Jun 21, 2006

Jun 21, 2006

Didn't get the last one. This was a very American one. The most I know of base ball is it's something like rounders, and although I realised that 'fall' is American for 'autumn' I still didn't work out the answer. Sorry, I'm just too English
Jun 21, 2006

I'm getting better at these! Maybe I'll get them all next time!!
Jun 21, 2006

I have just been informed that I have been rude to everyone when using capital letters.

I apploogize. I am so used to seeing them on, when I use the computer after my roomate, who leaves them on all the time to make it easer for him to see.

I will be more careful, I didn't mean to offend anyone by shouting.

Jun 21, 2006

These spoonerism were really well done. Good job cnmne...more.
Jun 21, 2006

Treat Geaser cnmne!!! Lots of fun, I didn't get #4.

Froggygg....loved your answer for #3.
Jun 21, 2006

Only scored half a'crown tonight, but I enjoy trying.
Jun 21, 2006

Great Job!! I only got two of the four, but I had a great time trying to figure them out. Way to go!
Jun 21, 2006

I f***ng hate Spazy Croonerisms..
Jun 21, 2006

I liked that! Got numbers 1 & 2 but was completely at a loss for 3 & 4! Great job
Jun 21, 2006

Does everyone know about Canon William Archibald Spooner, history professor and warden of New College, Oxford for many years and supposedly given to unintentional transpositions of initial word sounds, though New College's web-site history denies this. Most spoonerisms attributed to him are apocryphal, but a few (rightly or wrongly) are attested -- e.g. to a student he was dismissing, "you have deliberately tasted two worms and you can leave Oxford by the next town drain," and announcing a hymn in chapel, "Kinquering Congs their titles take."
Jun 21, 2006

I'm terrible with these.I give up too quickly. Maybe next time I'll do better.
Jun 21, 2006

Good one-- i got the first two and only Lobster-- Mobster---
Jun 21, 2006

Liked it. It was real fun. Got2 could not figure out the last two Keep them coming ineed the practice
Jun 21, 2006

I love these! I got them all but number 4. Kept thinking "swine" or "hog" for "pig." Never thought of "boar" or I might have gotten it.
Learningchinese, no one has acknowledged your apology. I think it was very nice of you to write it and I think it should be acknowledged and you are certainly forgiven as far as I am concerned.
Jun 21, 2006

Sorry, today my mind just was not working. But you definitely get A for effort. Maybe next time I will be more with the program.
Jun 21, 2006

Sorry, today my mind just was not working. But you definitely get A for effort. Maybe next time I will be more with the program.
Jun 21, 2006

Wow.....I was way off!!!!! The only one I could think of an answer to was the first one.....I thought meat sale/sweet mail. I knew it that meat sale didn't relate to no-cost fish lures but it worked with honey shipment......sort of . Anyway, I'm really bad at these....I should work on it!!!!!
Jun 21, 2006

Good job on these spoonerisms. I usually get more, but only got 2 this time. It's funny how after I see the answers, I feel like they should've been obvious to me.
Jun 21, 2006

Jun 21, 2006

BTW, learningchinese ... I applaud you for your comment today, and appreciate this sign of sensitivity!
Jun 21, 2006

This was great! Except my brain is apparently off today...
Jun 21, 2006

That was hard and a little bit boring!!!!!
Jun 21, 2006

man I don't even care I didn't even read it
Jun 21, 2006

It was fun and easy
Jun 21, 2006

Itr was really good. The only one I didn't really like was the lobster motion one because, well, 1) I didn't get the answer right, and 2) I don't really agree with it. It could have have been other answers as well. Great job though
Jun 21, 2006

I got one of them which is 1 more than I usually do on Spoonerisms. But I live trying! Good one.
Jun 21, 2006

Cool. Very well thought out.
Jun 21, 2006

I agree well thought out and very cool. I am not good at solving but, do have fun trying. Thank you for your croonerisms.
Jun 22, 2006

They were much tougher this time. I only got half of 1, 3 and 4. I usually get these. Thanks for the teaser.
Jun 22, 2006

you lost me amedeatly.
Jun 24, 2006

This was a tough one! Only got #2, but still enjoyed trying. Great job cnmne!
Jun 25, 2006

Pretty tough, but fun!
Jun 21, 2009

Hate these, didn't try.
Jun 21, 2009

I love spoonerisms. Jeans was the only word that jumped out at me, I had to really work to get the others. Some I didn't get at all, lobster motion, mobster lotion did me in. Very funny.
Jun 21, 2009

Jun 21, 2009

Got 1 and 2 but 3 and 4 threw me! Fun!
Jun 21, 2009

I got all 4 with hardly any difficulty! And this teaser was great fun for me; thank you for posting! I guess my handle suits me!
Jun 21, 2009

couldnt come up with number 4. very fun!
Jun 21, 2012

I got a couple ,but these were a bit tough for the average person. You smarties can congratulate yourselves. I just think the words could have been a bit better. That's just me though!
Jun 21, 2012

The middle two worked well but honey = bee and seasonal = fall were too much of a stretch for me. I even tested out free bait but didn't get there.

The baseball term is reasonable but completely random so it didn't help to have a misleading word in the other pair. Season pig is better IMO, "seasonal" sent me down a path of Christmas or Easter.
Jun 21, 2012

I got two easily and was stumped with the others. Fun and funny, though! Thanks for a good one!
Mar 19, 2015

These were actually quite amusing!
Jun 21, 2015

Tried it in 2012 and did about the same this time. I still think it could have been improved on. Just me though.
Jun 21, 2015

Jun 21, 2015

Three years on and it still needs the same tweaking.
Jun 21, 2015

I read the last one as "baseball team" instead of term. So I thought something "nine" and tried to match it with "swine" (pig). That line of reasoning got me nowhere!! anyway - fun teaser!

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