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A spoonerism occurs when the first letters or syllables of two or more words get swapped. The term spoonerism is named in honor of the Reverend William Archibald Spooner whose students used to write down all the instances of spoonerisms that he made. This page focuses on spoonerisms in song lyrics.

Lyrics Spoonerisms, Burl Ives

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Burl Ives', "A Holly Jolly Christmas"
The Lyrics:
Somebody waits for you.
Some wadi baits for you. [In Arab and / or Biblical lands, "wadi" means a ravine or [often dry] stream bed]
Submitted by: Richard Wetfuss
Burl Ives', "Call Me Mr. In-Between"
The Lyrics:
I'm too small to walk but I'm too big to toddle
I'm too small to talk but I'm too big to waddle
Submitted by: Faith Spencer

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