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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:**** (3.21)
Difficulty:** (1.79)
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) 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


Answer

1) key and parrot & pea and carrot
2) cold book & bold cook
3) sad ballad & bad salad
4) Swiss mine & Miss Swine

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Comments

SubtoxAus*
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!
wattsofawesome*us*
Jan 21, 2010

I only got "cold book & bold cook"
Still a very fun teaser!
dalfamnestAnz*
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!
craniacAus*
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).
builderus*
Feb 23, 2010

easy but hilarious. Miss Swine rofl
doeheadAus*
Feb 23, 2010

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

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

That was SO fun!
Thanks!
patiencewithaP*us*
Feb 23, 2010

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

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

Like these puzzles, and loved number four
HABS2933Aca*
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.
cutebugAus*
Feb 23, 2013

Took awhile,but I was successful. Good morning to you GW,hope all is well.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Feb 23, 2013

so clever-especially enjoyed the last one! thank you for the giggles!
Maggiethe8th*us*
Feb 23, 2013

so clever-especially enjoyed the last one! thank you for the giggles!
gaylewolfAus*
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!
hermygranger123tca*
Feb 23, 2013

I got all except the last one. Really fun!



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