Reply Wed 5 Mar, 2014 08:49 am
Could not find "fubble-deetcher" (in any dictionaries. but "roonerspism" means Spoonerism) . As RP said: it makes no sense but sounds funny?

Context:
(from RP's Spoonerism Thread)
i like the ones that sound funny but don't make sense, such as "fubble-deetcher" (double feature)...
and, yes, my username is a roonerspism, as letty astutely pointed out...
got any good ones?

 
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tsarstepan
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Reply Wed 5 Mar, 2014 09:01 am
@oristarA,
Of course, it's not going to be in the dictionary. Spoonerisms aren't real words nor aren't they recognized lang. They're simply silly and gibberish turns of phrases. Technically they aren't even slang terms as they aren't even commonly used in mainstream conversations.

It's just funny to be goofy with language. One can only hope that you are talking to a like-minded person who can understand this goofy fake language.

1. First someone coins a word to cover a situation or idea that hasn't had a word created for it.
2. His or her peers then adopt it locally. This very regionalized term become local slang.
3. Maybe the term catches fire (picked up by the media or becomes published in a popular book. The word then becomes mainstream slang.

Who knows that in the far future (several centuries) that these spoonerisms might actually be adopted into the official dictionary.
oristarA
 
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Reply Wed 5 Mar, 2014 09:08 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

Of course, it's not going to be in the dictionary. Spoonerisms aren't real words nor aren't they recognized lang. They're simply silly and gibberish turns of phrases. Technically they aren't even slang terms as they aren't even commonly used in mainstream conversations.

It's just funny to be goofy with language. One can only hope that you are talking to a like-minded person who can understand this goofy fake language.

1. First someone coins a word to cover a situation or idea that hasn't had a word created for it.
2. His or her peers then adopt it locally. This very regionalized term become local slang.
3. Maybe the term catches fire (picked up by the media or becomes published in a popular book. The word then becomes mainstream slang.

Who knows that in the far future (several centuries) that these spoonerisms might actually be adopted into the official dictionary.


Excellent.
It's simple; it reflects the course of language evolution.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 5 Mar, 2014 09:10 am
@tsarstepan,
Like doodah, wotsit or thingummyjig.

Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 5 Mar, 2014 09:27 am
@tsarstepan,
Quote:
Spoonerisms aren't real words
tight your bung and bake it tack!





Mr. Green
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 5 Mar, 2014 09:37 am
@Region Philbis,
Hot the well?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 5 Mar, 2014 09:48 am
@Lordyaswas,
Lordyaswas wrote:

Like doodah, wotsit or thingummyjig.



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Wink
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McTag
 
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Reply Wed 5 Mar, 2014 04:18 pm
@tsarstepan,

Quote:
Spoonerisms aren't real words nor are they recognized lang. They're simply silly and gibberish turns of phrases.


This is incorrect. Actual spoonerisms, called after the Reverend Spooner, are real words even after the letters are reversed.

A Google search will give many imaginative examples.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 5 Mar, 2014 10:03 pm
What McTag said. A spoonerism reverses initial letters in actual words in such a word that no new words are formed but the altered words make no sense in conjunction with each other. Thus "in one fell swoop" becomes "in one swell foop" (OK, 'foop' isn't a real word). A couple of other quite good examples have already been posted by other posters above.

Region -- didn't we have a Spoonerism thread on A2k somewhere at some time?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 6 Mar, 2014 05:30 am
@Lustig Andrei,

yup -- look down there at Related Topics...

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 6 Mar, 2014 05:40 am
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