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spoonerismnoun [C]

uk   /ˈspuː.nər.ɪ.zəm/  us   /-nɚ-/
a ​mistake made when ​speaking in which the first ​sounds of two words are ​exchanged with each other to ​produce a not ​intended and usually ​funnymeaning: The ​Reverend William Spooner used to ​produce spoonerisms such as "a ​scoop of ​boy trouts" ​instead of what he ​meant to say - "a ​troop of ​boyscouts".
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