CHAT: spoonerisms and other mistakes [was Re: Ashamed of [T]? (fy: /T/ -> /t_d/?)]
|From:||Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 2, 2004, 6:50|
Roger Mills wrote:
>>>But I produce spoonerisms, too, in my native language. Kelen Heller.
>>>(I almost typed that below!)
> Two that are a permanent part of my vocab are "Hoobert Heever" and "James
> [k]ennimore Fooper", thanks to an eccentric HS English teacher, a
> Down-Easter of distinguished lineage, Harvard grad et al.
> He also pronounced "drama" as ['dr&m@] but that didn't catch on.
"Hoobert Heaver" is a relatively famous one, as it appeared in a radio
blooper that's found in most of those collections of old-time radio
mistakes. It's right up there with "And now a bulletin from you pee and
I pee...er, I pee and you pee!" (he meant to say "UPI").