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spoonerism

noun [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 funny meaning: 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 boy scouts".
(Definition of spoonerism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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