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    Shining Wit!

    A spoonerism (as if you didn't know) is a pair of words that can have their initial sounds switched to form new words. The pairs need only sound the same, not necessarily be spelled the same (power saw & sour paw, horse cart & coarse heart). There may sometimes be one or two connecting words (kick the stone & stick the cone, king of the rats & ring of the cats). Given the following definitions, what are the spoonerisms?

    1) a container of fibs & a shortage of baked goods
    2) hasty vacation & prank gibe
    3) a mongoose & artificial precipitation
    4)A quiz about a celebration....an irritating person that is never punctual
    5)An irritated facial expression....The top of Mr. Avalon's head
    6) prideful diminutive insect....An ill-behaved sombrero
    7) canine fur & porcine challenge
    8) rock toss & to pack up royal furniture
    9) arsonist's desire & to battle a fibber
    10) underground amphibian & bar rules
    11) no-cost fish lures & honey shipment
    12) leaping legumes & colliding dungarees
    13) crustacean movement & criminal sunscreen
    14) baseball term & seasonal pig
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    Re: Shining Wit!

    2) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">quick trip / trick quip</span hide>
    11) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">free bait / bee freight</span hide>
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    Re: Shining Wit!

    <img src=/S/bullseye.gif border=0 alt=bullseye width=45 height=15>
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    Re: Shining Wit!

    here's a start

    1) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">pack of lies & lack of pies</span hide>
    2) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">quick trip & trick quip</span hide>
    4) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">party test & tardy pest</span hide>
    8) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">throw a stone & stow a throne</span hide>
    9) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">light a fire & fight a liar</span hide>
    12) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">jumping beans & bumping jeans</span hide>
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    And a good start it is too, Sir!
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    3)<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> snake foe / fake snow </span hide>
    7)<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">dog hair / hog dare </span hide>

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    7)<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">dog hair & hog dare</span hide>
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    <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
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    6) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">haughty gnat / naughty hat </span hide>

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    Re: Shining Wit!

    Correct.
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    5)<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">a cranky frown / a Frankie crown </span hide>

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    Re: Shining Wit!

    You're on a roll. Only #10, #13 and #14 to go!
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    10)<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">cavern toad / tavern code </span hide>
    14)<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> ball four / fall boar </span hide>

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    Re: Shining Wit!

    One to go!
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    finally
    13)<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">lobster motion / mobster lotion </span hide>

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