Named after William Spooner, who was an Oxford Don methinks, this is the swapping of the beginnings of two words in a sentence with comic result.

For example, instead of “My Lord is a loving shepherd” we can have “My Lord is a shoving leopard”

And “He struck a crushing blow” becomes “He struck a blushing crow”

Make your own!

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  1. I did these things with my year 7 class. 😛 They’re also used as a measure of phonological encoding ability to detect early reading problems. So there you go! 🙂

    Naz responds:- I bet you had to look that up!


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