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Five Spoonerisms

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Puzzle ID:#9892
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Category:Language
Submitted By:Bobbrt*****

 

 

 



A spoonerism is a pair of words that can have the initial sounds switched to form new words. For example, "churning bear" is a spoonerism for "burning chair" (note that the pairs do not have to be spelled the same - only sound the same). From the definitions below, can you figure out the spoonerism pairs?

1. Thumper's cellphone...mis-named nerve.
2. Where to buy a mallard...jammed portal.
3. Grizzly relative...two pin-lovers.
4. Sad iguana...Merlin slam-dunking.
5. Wasp accelerates...Half a six-pack.


Answer

1. Bunny phone...funny bone.
2. Duck store...stuck door.
3. Polar bear...bowler pair.
4. Weeping lizard...leaping wizard.
5. Bee throttles...three bottles.

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