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Spazy Croonerisms 6

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

 

Puzzle ID:#30509
Fun:**** (3.2)
Difficulty:*** (2.66)
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) spoiled Neanderthal child & courageous cougar
2) child of a sorceress & liquid in a trench
3) milk and cheese & fops who are imaginary beings with magical powers
4) fondle feathers & Amsterdam


Answer

1) cave brat & brave cat
2) witch daughter & ditch water
3) dairy foods & fairy dudes
4) touch down & Dutch town

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Comments

stang99Ain**
May 16, 2006

U got me going bonkers on this one, pal. I really liked it and I got a couple of them. Keep it up.
perrygfAil*
May 16, 2006

Awesome puzzle. Keep 'em coming!
AwwwSweet*
May 18, 2006

LOL This one was awesome! 'Nuff said.
coolblue*um*
May 21, 2006

the sixth one i got wrong
curious_george*us**
Jun 17, 2006

Uhh...I don't know if you were being sarcastic coolblue, but there were only four
marschie*il*
Jun 17, 2006

I didn't get any of them ...but now I know what the lmurray beef is all about. Wow, what a 'putdowner.'
nu_rob_roy*sx*
Jun 17, 2006

Talk about your 'spoiled Neanderthal child', WE DIDN'T HAVE TO DO ANY THINKING TO FIGURE YOU OUT, Imurray the teaser did it for us. And this poor excuse at, I guess, Chinese is A WASTE OF TIME. Stop your CFA. Get a life.

For me this was a hard teaser, but fun to try. Thanks.
savoAng
Jun 17, 2006

Like Awwwsweet said - "nuff said" this one's tight. keep em coming
OldChinaHand**
Jun 17, 2006

I think someone saw himself in your teaser. Don't bother with the 'brat'; his cheese just slid off his cracker. This was a good, not too easy, but well thought out teaser.
starnz*us*
Jun 17, 2006

Fun! I'm getting better at these!!
coachpisco*
Jun 17, 2006

That was hard but I liked it.
smcclain
Jun 17, 2006

Great puzzle! I couldn't get #4 but I got the others. Keep them coming.
kcheer2493us*
Jun 17, 2006

It was okay, I mean, i got one but it was kind of tough though. well written and good job
Raccoon
Jun 17, 2006

that was pretty hard, but I still enjoyed it.
Try an easier 1.
pleroux*za*
Jun 17, 2006

Well done - the best spoonerism puzzles I see yet I loved them all - "brave cat" and "fairy dude" made me laugh! Keep up the great work - these are my favourite teasers!
kcheer2493us*
Jun 17, 2006

My cousin thought that what i wrote was too mean, so he told me to put a smily,
bradon182001*us*
Jun 17, 2006

I'm not good at these, so I didn't really try. Glad others are able to figure them out. Maybe somday I'll get the hang of it and be able to do them also.
thimblenogginus*
Jun 17, 2006


I thought #'s 5 thru 8 were easy.
thimblenogginus*
Jun 17, 2006


Tough one. Too hard for me this morning.
iteachkidsAus*
Jun 17, 2006

EXCELLENT and FUN Spoonerisms! UCH, my brain hurts!
Excellent comments by NuRobRoy and OldChinaHand, too. YU two are always RIGHT N!
luigibabe
Jun 17, 2006

I liked this one. I don't think my Dutch friends would call Amsterdam a town though
SandraBca*
Jun 17, 2006

I always like figuring out spoonerisms, this was a good one. Only stumped by #4 and gave up too quickly. Well done cnmne!
naeem_ng**
Jun 17, 2006

That was pretty funny! I got only the first one and almost got the second one. Keep em coming!
jcann*us*
Jun 17, 2006

I love spoonerisms! Good job! I'd like to see more.
syracuse945*ph*
Jun 17, 2006

i lyk these; they'r funi... cre8iv title, 2...

awsum job...
xxrid3_str0ngxx*us*
Jun 17, 2006

cool....but a lil' boring keep it up though those were REALLY tough!
Neek*us*
Jun 17, 2006

I love spoonerisms. These were great. I got all but #4. I thought that it was

tickle down--Dickle town as in the whiskey George Dickle. (I guess because a lot of drinking and partying goes on in that town.)
tdbrsun*
Jun 17, 2006

I did not get them all . This was fun to do.
shawneeo*us*
Jun 17, 2006

I got 'em allll, I got 'em allll, yay, yea, yayayayay rah rah ray!!!!!

Great teaser! This was perfect, far as Im concerned. It wasn't too easy, it was just hard enough to really make you think. And, it was a little different and funny, like fairy dude, and a one word clue for the last one.

To the person above, once you find one pair of words you're almost there. Like, "sorceress, um, witch? then you look at the other: trench: ditch! witch, ditch! Now, you know that the other word in the "ditch" pair has to start with a "w", and means liquid: water, daughter! The fact that they rhyme is what keeps it from being impossible and makes it a bit fun. (sorry, but I enjoy these, so... shoot me for "showing off"!

Thanks for a great teaser!
vlermaAus*
Jun 17, 2006

Loved it, loved it, loved it!!! These are new to me too but oh such fun. Had trouble with number 4 but got a good laugh out of it. And I have just about given up on the "brat whose cheese slipped off his cracker." Best one I've heard in a long time. Darn it Imurray, I'm trying to give you a chance to get in the folks good graces, but everytime you take a step forward then you slide three or four back. This one way love affair is getting very tedious and I am tired t5o coaxing you to be nice. I may just have to gather up my good feelings and my heart and walk away from a lost cause.

Back to the teaser, really great job. Many more please?
kman613**
Jun 17, 2006

Good one - a couple were easy, and a couple took a while to figure out
rhmaustin*us*
Jun 17, 2006

Does everyone know about Canon William Archibald Spooner (1844-1930), warden of New College, Oxford, for many years and famous for his unintentional transpositions of (usually) initial word sounds -- thus the term "spoonerism"? Many spoonerisms are attributed to him apochryphally, but a few are documented. Announcing a hymn in college chapel: "Kinquering Congs their titles take." Disimissing a student: "You have deliberately tasted two worms and you can leave Oxford by the next town drain." Making a speech: "This audience of beery wenches...." It must have been a delight to have him for a prof.
mercenary007*jm*
Jun 17, 2006

Nice teaser man... I got all of the answers perfectly in less that 5 minutes while talking on MSN though *pats self on back*
nameisiena*
Jun 17, 2006

I actually got one right!!! I'm so amazed.
scallioAus*
Jun 19, 2006

Ooooh, tough one!. I could not get #2 or #4. Tice Neaser... I mean, nice teaser!

tonjawithaj*us*
Jun 19, 2006

FUN!
peanut-tiara*ca*
Jun 20, 2006

Good Teaser!

I missed Imurray's comment but I guess this one was pretty offensive!
dancingroni
Jul 01, 2006

i loved it!!
jennsingergirlAus*
Aug 28, 2007

Oh my gosh! These were really hard! LOL. I got no. 2 and I knew no. 3 had something to do with dairy and fairy, and I figured no. 4 was down, but that's about as far as I got. Bah, I think I'm slackin off cuz I'm tired at work and it's raining. Excellent job! These were REALLY funny! =)
doeheadAus*
Jun 17, 2009

I don't care for or do these, but If you like them I guess it was a good one.
emu77alu02us*
Jun 17, 2009

Tough one for me! (I guess it doesn't help that I don't like spoonerisms very much)
auntiesisAus*
Jun 17, 2009

I love spoonerisms, but this one had me baffled. I didn't get any of them and they were so logical.
UptheHillA*
Jun 17, 2009

Babe*
Jun 17, 2012

I got a couple of them, but these are not my thing. It was a good effort though Glad people liked it.
ariel777*
Jun 17, 2012

Clever stuff...thx..I enjoyed it (and did get em all)
thecatladycac**
Jun 17, 2012

Good Job! I didn't get them all, but I had a good laugh when I saw the answers. p.s. I started off by trying to switch the first letter instead of the first sound: brave cat = crave bat? - didn't fit, so I had to go back and read the directions - that always helps!
wordmama*
Jun 17, 2012

Got the first two, not the last 2; fun teaser, well done.

Hope all involved are having a great Fathers' Day!
Maggiethe8th*us*
Jun 17, 2012

I enjoyed rhmaustin's background info on these, and loved the Spoonerisms themselves. Really thought it was fun to share the humor when I'd work one through-



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