Spoonerising

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Spoonerising

PostTue May 02, 2017 4:51 pm

Dr. William Spooner lent his name to accidents of speech. Some examples attributed to him include:
(when asked to propose the Loyal Toast) "Gentlemen, would you please Glaze your asses and toast the queer old Dean!" and, "For sheer relaxation, give me a well-boiled icicle".

I thought it might be fun to apply spoonerisms to phrases associated with pictures and people to do with them etc.,?

When at the pictures, I love cop porn.
That Western had everyone going in with buns glazing
We have a plaster man, Mr. Bond. (master plan)
Don't spew up your screech
Mr. Mason, your client's evidence is a lack of pies

Might esteemed Nitratevillains have any more? :D
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Re: Spoonerising

PostWed May 03, 2017 5:37 am

Donald Binks wrote:
Don't spew up your screech


This is not a Spoonerism. This is a common Newfoundland saying after one has drunk too much of the province's official beverage.

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Re: Spoonerising

PostWed May 03, 2017 8:15 am

"Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States -

Hoobert Heever."
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Re: Spoonerising

PostWed May 03, 2017 9:26 am

wich2 wrote:"Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States -

Hoobert Heever."

I remember Mrs. Newman's history class in 6th grade in 1959-60 showing a movie with this in it, but I've since learned that the original doesn't exist anymore. Harry von Zell, the radio announcer who made the blooper [Spoonerism] re-did his blooper for a man named Kermit Schafer for his "Pardon my Blooper" album, and that was used in a documentary I saw back in that class.
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Re: Spoonerising

PostWed May 03, 2017 11:36 am

Actor Roy Atwell was a master of Spoonerisms. He put them to ample use as the voice of Doc in SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS.
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Re: Spoonerising

PostWed May 03, 2017 9:18 pm

R Michael Pyle wrote:
wich2 wrote:"Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States -

Hoobert Heever."

I remember Mrs. Newman's history class in 6th grade in 1959-60 showing a movie with this in it, but I've since learned that the original doesn't exist anymore. Harry von Zell, the radio announcer who made the blooper [Spoonerism] re-did his blooper for a man named Kermit Schafer for his "Pardon my Blooper" album, and that was used in a documentary I saw back in that class.


The straight skinny:

http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/radio/vonzell.asp" target="_blank

(Mercifully, in this case) much of early radio was not recorded. There may not have ever BEEN a recording to lose! And Schafer was caught fudging much on those classic LPs.

-Craig
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Re: Spoonerising

PostWed May 03, 2017 10:11 pm

wich2 wrote:
R Michael Pyle wrote:
wich2 wrote:"Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States -

Hoobert Heever."

I remember Mrs. Newman's history class in 6th grade in 1959-60 showing a movie with this in it, but I've since learned that the original doesn't exist anymore. Harry von Zell, the radio announcer who made the blooper [Spoonerism] re-did his blooper for a man named Kermit Schafer for his "Pardon my Blooper" album, and that was used in a documentary I saw back in that class.


The straight skinny:

http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/radio/vonzell.asp" target="_blank" target="_blank

(Mercifully, in this case) much of early radio was not recorded. There may not have ever BEEN a recording to lose! And Schafer was caught fudging much on those classic LPs.

-Craig


Well, that's a fork of another color!

Rick
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Re: Spoonerising

PostWed May 03, 2017 10:39 pm

Wasn't there some announcer on the wireless in America who one time referred to Kenf...ky Tried Chicken?
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Re: Spoonerising

PostThu May 04, 2017 6:25 am

Donald Binks wrote:Wasn't there some announcer on the wireless in America who one time referred to Kenf...ky Tried Chicken?

No doubt on George Birthington's wash day.
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Re: Spoonerising

PostThu May 04, 2017 1:53 pm

I loved those old Blooper records!
"Let us now paean Borden's Ice Cream" or Now Nelson Eddy sings "While my lady sleeps" with a male chorus
etc, etc.
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Re: Spoonerising

PostThu May 04, 2017 3:16 pm

While us ladies take our fat cans to the corner butchers.

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Re: Spoonerising

PostThu May 04, 2017 7:04 pm

“The past is never dead. It's not even past” - Faulkner.
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Re: Spoonerising

PostSun May 07, 2017 10:01 am

R Michael Pyle wrote:
Donald Binks wrote:Wasn't there some announcer on the wireless in America who one time referred to Kenf...ky Tried Chicken?

No doubt on George Birthington's wash day.

I thought it was over the airwaves of the British Broadcorping Castration.
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Re: Spoonerising

PostWed May 10, 2017 9:55 am

My favorite spoonerism has nothing to do with cinema, but it does (barely) relate to the world of the Theatah. In high school, for some reason my Shakespeare teacher was discussing Robin Hood and his merry men, and referred to his ecclesiastical companion Triar F*ck.

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