Archive for the ‘Spoonerisms’ Category

Nick Danger: an appreciation

April 29, 2013

My iTunes woke me this morning with “The Further Adventures of Nick Danger, Third Eye” (from Firesign Theatre’s How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You’re Not Anywhere at All (1969)). It’s packed full of playfulness, silliness, and absurdity, much of it linguistic.


Spoonerisms for fun

April 26, 2013

Over on ADS-L, Gerald Cohen and Joel Berson have been enjoying recollections of Shel Silverstein’s Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook (2005). Delightful childish pleasure in the (intentional) transposition of syllable onsets (or, sometimes, just the syllable-initial consonants):