Palindromes and Spoonerisms


A PALINDROME is a word, phrase, number or other sequence of symbols or elements, that reads the same forward or reversed. 
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Here are a few well-known ones :

(1) Taco cat.
(2) Amor Roma.
(3) Do Geese See God ?
(4) Was It Eliot’s Toilet I saw ?
(5) Murder For A Jar Of Red Rum.
(6) Some Men Interpret Nine Memos.
(7) Dogma : I Am God.
(8) Sums Are Not A Test On Erasmus.
(9) Go Deliver A Dare Vile Dog.
(10) Ah, Satan Sees Natasha.
(11) Dennis Sinned.
(12) Don’t Nod.

 SPOONERISM : Words or phrases, in which letters or syllables get swapped. 
This often happens accidentally, in SLIPS OF THE TONGUE or TIPS OF THE SLUNG as Spoonerisms are often affectionately called.
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Here are some examples :

(1) Tease my ears —- Ease my tears.
(2) A lack of pies — A pack of lies.
(3) It’s roaring with pain ——- It’s pouring with rain.
(4) Wave the sales — Save the whales.
(5) Chipping the flannel —- Flipping the channel.
  (6) At the lead of spite —- At the speed of light.
(7) Fighting a liar —- Lighting a fire.
(8) You hissed my mystery lecture — You missed my history lecture.
(9) Cattle-ships and bruisers —- Battle-ships and cruisers.
(10) Nosey little cook —– Cosy little nook.
(11) A blushing crow —- A crushing blow.
(12) You’ve tasted two worms — You’ve wasted two terms.
(13) Our shoving leopard — Our loving shepherd.
(14) Is the bean dizzy ? —– Is the Dean busy ?
(15) I must mend the sail —- I must send the mail.
(16) Go and shake a tower —- Go and take a shower.
(17) Know your blows — Blow your nose.
(18) You have very mad banners —- You have very bad manners.
(19) A half-warmed fish —- A half-formed wish.
(20) Tons of soil —- Sons of toil.

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