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Spazy Croonerisms 19

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


Puzzle ID:#46225
Fun:**** (3.25)
Difficulty:** (1.77)
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) a lock's companion and a bright-colored tropical bird & a vegetable and a vegetable
2) a chilly tome & a courageous chef
3) a mournful song & a spoiled cold dish of vegetables served with dressing
4) an excavation of an underground ore deposit in Geneva & the winner of a beauty pageant sponsored by pig farmers

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Jan 21, 2010

Woohoo, I got them all! The last one took me a bit to figure out, but the laugh was worth it. Thanks, this was a good one!
Jan 21, 2010

I only got "cold book & bold cook"
Still a very fun teaser!
Jan 22, 2010

Most enjoyable, thanks! - especially the last one.

It reminded me of our trip to Thailand 6 years ago. We found a local a newspaper report of a special government-sponsored project to combat an excess of rodents in the Northeast provinces. Apparently, people no longer ate rats and that was seen as a serious cause of the excess. The project included a recipe competition for rat dishes. And - you guessed it - a Miss Rat Beauty Pageant!
Feb 23, 2010

Got all but the last one, but I hadn't had my morning coffee yet (it's very strong and has unparalleled ability to stimulate thought).
Feb 23, 2010

easy but hilarious. Miss Swine rofl
Feb 23, 2010

Got them all,but it took 2 cups of java.
Feb 23, 2010

This was a good one. Definitely required some thought but doable. Cheers
Feb 23, 2010

That was SO fun!
Feb 23, 2010

Didn't get number 3 Fun!!
Feb 23, 2010

I really, really enjoyed this one. The last one took thwe longest for me to figure out. Good one. More please.
Apr 03, 2010

Like these puzzles, and loved number four
Feb 23, 2013

I'm not normally the first to comment, but it is pretty early here right now,(4AM), guess everyone else is still in bed.
I really enjoy these puzzles, easy enough to get with some thought but not so easy the answers are too obvious
A couple I had to work both sides at the same time to get individual words, then the answer fell into place.
Feb 23, 2013

Took awhile,but I was successful. Good morning to you GW,hope all is well.
Feb 23, 2013

so clever-especially enjoyed the last one! thank you for the giggles!
Feb 23, 2013

so clever-especially enjoyed the last one! thank you for the giggles!
Feb 23, 2013

I LOVE spoonerisms. I gave up before I figured out the 4th one. I am angry with myself for not sticking with it until I finished it. Thanks for a good one! Hello CB - I'm doing fine and hope you are too! HUG!
Feb 23, 2013

I got all except the last one. Really fun!
Feb 23, 2016

well done

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