Friday, November 23, 2007

Spoonerisms and all

(How's that for a nice pun?)

Thought for the day:If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius. --Larry Leissner

Do you like spoonerisms? I love them, hence, here's a post dedicated to the best ones that I've read.

History: Spoonerisms originate from the name of William Spooner, an Angilcan priest who had a tendency for 'tips of the slung', if you get what I mean.

Try and decipher the real sentences for these spoonerisms:

- A well boiled icicle. (A well oiled bicycle...see easy,na?)
- Fighting a liar
- I hissed my mystery lecture
-Tasted two worms
-Queer old dean
-The hags flung out
-Noble tons of the soil
And,the best one:

- Is it kisstomary to cuss the bride?

Since the next post is under preparation, let me skip the formalities and go over to the :

- I was feeling a bit depressed the other day, so I called the Help Hotline. I was put through to a 'call center' in Pakistan. I explained that I was feeling suicidal. They were very excited at this news and wanted to know if I could drive a truck or fly an airplane..

- A woman in a store asked for a baby food, which,according to ads, makes happier,more beautiful babies.
Her question: Please tell me-do I take it or does my husband?

- What is a streetwalker's slogan?
It's a business to do pleasure with you.

-A man was bragging to his friends about how his sister disguised herself as a man and was able to join the army. "But, wait a minute,"said one listener, "She'll have to dress with the boys and shower with them too. Won't she?" "Sure," replied the man. "Well, won't they find out?" The man shrugged, "Sure, but who'll tell?"

Till next time,keep smiling.


austere said...


I say them alllll the time.

The Paki -ahem- esteemed neighbour one, was way too good.

mystic rose said...

try this one.. I actually did this.. nite and niece...
I just couldnt get it out right, the other day..went over it twice and actually had to pause for a few till my brain slowed down enough to say "neat and nice" :)

Yours are funny.. now after deciphering them Im not so sure I wil be able to talk properly, and it will all be your fault.

I liked the Pak one too..

Shreya said...

\m/ :)

soo fery vunny... (get it? :D)

Keshi said...

**They were very excited at this news and wanted to know if I could drive a truck or fly an airplane..



Marlee said...

The Pun went over me head my dear! Pls explain! :(

The jokes were funny! esp the pakistan call centre and the 'business' 'pleasure' :)

AmitL said...

Hi,Austy...don't tell me-you're a spoonerismic lady??wow.
Hi,Mystic..hehe..nite and niece is really funny.
Hi,Shreya...ROFL...what was that naughty drawing?
Hi,Keshi-you can almost imagine that in real life,na?
Hi,Marlee-how could it go over your head?I'm sure you understood it.It's just a kind of 'mix and match' of words,which change a sentence's meanings.:)Glad you liked the jokes.