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Spazy Croonerisms 4

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

 

Puzzle ID:#26219
Fun:**** (3.17)
Difficulty:*** (2.75)
Category:Language
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) overweight dam builder & symptom of a sick flying mammal
2) bottom of the ocean & an insect-bitten dog has this
3) a cooking utensil & a nosy admirer
4) the person in charge of clocks and watches & the result of exposing silent actors to the sun


Answer

1) fat beaver & bat fever
2) sea floor & flea sore
3) frying pan & prying fan
4) man of the times & tan of the mimes

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