Thursday, October 31, 2002


I am glad nobody fell into the trap of chiding me for saying �skinger of forn� in one of my recent posts. Though one lady who was the victim of a postmodern education did politely ask me what I meant by it. It is one of my favourite Spoonerisms. But I think the best Spoonerism is one attributed to the Rev. Spooner himself. He was dealing with a wayward student at Oxford and said:

�Sir, you have tasted three whole worms. You have hissed all my mystery lectures and been caught fighting a liar in the Quad. You will leave by the next town drain�.

For those unfamiliar with British railway history, the �down� train was the train to London.


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