spoonerisms

Words, phrases, or sentences with sounds within a word, sounds between words, or words swapped.

1. Would you care for some cerely (celery)?

2. Let me sew you to your sheet (Let me show you to your seat).

3. I just need a small loan to gap the bridge (bridge the gap) until I get another job.


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