Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
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Spoonerisms

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) punched when starting work & discussion about scaling a mountain
2) a container of fibs & a shortage of baked goods
3) hasty vacation & prank gibe
4) a mongoose & artificial precipitation

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2 guesses to Spoonerisms


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  • anant

    1) time clock & climb talk
    2) pack of lies & lack of pies
    3) quick trip & trick quip
    4) snake foe & fake snow

  • Dude

    You are awesome Anant. This was an unsolved riddle that I did not know the answer to. Certainly today’s winner!!