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11:31am on Saturday, 15th January, 2005:

Unfortunate Spoonerisms


I've long had a lurking suspicion that the reason people say "bag of sugar" rather than "sugar bag" is because the latter is too tempting to mispronounce.

There's a sign in the local ASDA that says "Pot Snacks". They probably couldn't be challenged under the Trades Descriptions Act were they to use the Spoonerism instead.

[People who don't have a Northern England accent can stop reading now.]

When my brother bought a kitten for his children, he called it Flora. Flora is a cooking fat.

Referenced by Spoonerisms and Alliteration Don't Mix.

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