Spoonerism Definition | Writing

A spoonerism is a play on words in which the initial sounds of two words are swapped to create a new, often humorous phrase. Named after Reverend William Archibald Spooner (1844-1930), a British theologian, who was known for his unintentional habit of spoonerizing words. For example, “The blushing crow” instead of “The crushing blow”.