spooner

Pronounced with lengthy emphasis on the ooooooooooo sound.
A word used to humourously neutralize someone's anger and potentially an otherwise undesirable situation.
However, not always guaranteed to work as it sometimes makes matters worse.

Calm down you big spooooooooooooooooooooner! Just cos I ran over your cat doesn't mean you have to get into such a snit.


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  • Spooner — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Bill Spooner (* 1949), US amerikanischer Rockmusiker Eric Spooner (1891–1952), australischer Politiker Henry J. Spooner (1839–1918), US amerikanischer Politiker John Coit Spooner (1843–1919), US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spooner — Spooner, WI U.S. city in Wisconsin Population (2000): 2653 Housing Units (2000): 1249 Land area (2000): 3.028874 sq. miles (7.844748 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.073717 sq. miles (0.190926 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.102591 sq. miles (8.035674… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Spooner, WI — U.S. city in Wisconsin Population (2000): 2653 Housing Units (2000): 1249 Land area (2000): 3.028874 sq. miles (7.844748 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.073717 sq. miles (0.190926 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.102591 sq. miles (8.035674 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Spooner — The name Spooner is an English surname of either Anglo Saxon or Anglo Danish origin (Spøner), which can refer to certain people or places:;People *Ernest John Spooner (1887 1942), Rear Admiral Malaya, commander of UK Naval forces in Singapore… …   Wikipedia

  • Spooner — Recorded in the spellings of Sponer, Spooner and Spuner, this is an English surname. It is job descriptive, and derives from pre 8th century word spon which means a curved wooden roof tile or shingle, and hence the surname describes a maker,… …   Surnames reference

  • Spooner — Original name in latin Spooner Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Chicago longitude 45.82245 latitude 91.88934 altitude 329 Population 2682 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Spooner — (1844–1930) an English clergyman and teacher at Oxford University. He was well known for his habit of accidentally changing round the first sounds of two or more words when he spoke, so that he might say ‘the wrong liver’ instead of ‘the long… …   Universalium

  • spooner — noun /ˈspuːnər/ Person who engages in kissing and petting …   Wiktionary

  • spooner — n British an unpleasant and/or obnoxious person. In playground usage since 2000 …   Contemporary slang

  • spooner — spoon·er …   English syllables

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