Spoonerisms are a symptom sometimes mentioned in association with "Cluttering." The Fun with Words website defines Spoonerisms as "phrases, sentences, or words in language with sounds swapped. Usually this is done by accident, particularly if you're speaking fast." Named after Bishop Spooner, whose speech was apparently laced with such slips of the tongue, examples of Spoonerisms include:
  • More Information about Spoonerisms

  • Reverend Spooner's Tips of the Slung, an article from Reader's Digest.

  • Someone posted several references to "slips of the tongue" on another mailing list recently. Her list is below, with some additions. The references may or may not all refer to "Spoonerisms."
    added September 15, 1999