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"Prinderella and the Cince Told by Cynthia Hall Domine"

Isn't that a shirty dame?


Selected readings


  1. Erwin said,

    May 14, 2020 @ 12:45 am

    Laps cloudly.

  2. Mark Liberman said,

    May 14, 2020 @ 4:29 am

    See also "Noi lai and contrepets", 1/8/2005.
    More on these literary spoonerisms (spiterary loonerisms?):

    "La Contrepèterie";
    "Nói lái";
    Marlys Macken and Hanh T. Nguyen, "Nói Lái and the structure of the syllable", Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman area 2006;
    Denise François, "Le contrepet", La Linguistique 1966.

  3. Ralph Hickok said,

    May 14, 2020 @ 8:20 am

    This is one of Colonel Stoopnagle's "Twisted Tales" that I heard 70 or more years ago on the radio. He really should have been credited.

  4. Peter B. Golden said,

    May 14, 2020 @ 9:14 am

    Dain Bramage

  5. Francois lang said,

    May 14, 2020 @ 1:36 pm

    For a more modern take on such literary wonders

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