"grewd loaseness"

John Doe hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 6 08:08:26 UTC 2013

*Genuine* Spoonerisms are pretty rare. I last heard a real one back in the
'5o's, when a buddy defined the mustache as a "tissy-pookler."

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 4:37 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

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> Uttered (and soon corrected) by a radio news broadcaster about what a
> man who appeared nude in public, beat his fists on his head, and
> claimed he was God was arrested for.
> No great significance, it just made me laugh so hard I almost ...
> lost control of my car.
> Joel
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