Literary Spoonerisms A spoonerism is where you switch the beginnings of two words, i.e. "jelly beans" becomes "belly jeans." But in this game, things are made even harder.
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Literary Spoonerisms

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Contestants Maura Foley and Tenaja Jordan appear on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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A spoonerism is where you switch the beginnings of two words, i.e. "jelly beans" becomes "belly jeans." But in this game, things are made even harder, as every spoonerism is of a famous author's first and last name.


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