Delightful Spoonerisms, Despiteful Lunarisms A "spoonerism" is a play on words in which the initial sounds of two words are reversed. Play a game in which puzzle guru John Chaneski asks contestants to make spoonerisms out of movie and song titles.
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Delightful Spoonerisms, Despiteful Lunarisms

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Delightful Spoonerisms, Despiteful Lunarisms

Delightful Spoonerisms, Despiteful Lunarisms

Delightful Spoonerisms, Despiteful Lunarisms

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A "spoonerism" is a play on words in which the initial sounds of two words are reversed. In this game, puzzle guru John Chaneski asks contestants to make spoonerisms out of movie and song titles. For example, a hit song by Blondie about the telephone, that can also be used to unlock a shopping center, would be a "Call Me mall key."