How do you use the word "spoonerism" in a sentence?

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The word 'spoonerism' is a noun, a word for the transposition of the first syllable of two words that forms a term that can sometimes be humorous; a word for a thing.


A noun functions as the subject of a sentence or a clause, and as the object of a verb or a preposition.

A well known spoonerism is, "It is kisstomary to cuss the bride."
-- The noun 'spoonerism' is the subject of the sentence.

The Reverend William Archibald Spooner is the person for whom the spoonersim is named.
-- The noun 'spoonerism' is the subject of the relative clause.

The Reverend enjoyed using a spoonerism whenever he could.
-- The noun 'spoonerism' is the direct object of the verb 'using'.

The Reverend was never at a loss for a spoonerism.
-- The noun 'spoonerism' is the object of the preposition 'for'.