The Congronant Soups Exchange

by Jörg Zuther



Page Index
Item  What Do You Find On This Page?
Item  Links
Item  German Waghetti Spords
a list of German composed words where the consonant groups at the beginning of the parts of the words have been exchanged
Item  English Conswonant Sappers
a list of English composed words where the consonant groups at the beginning of the words have been exchanged
Item  German Frext Tagments
a list of German text fragments where the consonant groups at the beginning of some words have been exchanged
Item  English Frext Tagments
a list of English text fragments where the consonant groups at the beginning of some words have been exchanged


What Do You Find On This Page?

This page contains lists of composed words and of text fragments where some consonant groups at the beginning of words have been exchanged, something like "cop porn - pop corn" or "the American lay of wife -the American way of life". There are German and English composed words and text fragments, with a clear predominance of German. Swapping the consonant groups at the beginning of words is a special case of anagramming a piece of text - see the Anagrams section of my Word Weird Web Index for a definition and concerning links. Each such swapper is called a spoonerism (for its origin see link below). The German comedy show "RTL Samstag Nacht" had a feature called "Kentucky schreit ficken" where they used spoonerisms throughout the sketches frequently.

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Links

Other collections of spoonerisms:

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German Waghetti Spords

This is a list of German composed words where the consonant groups at the beginning of the parts of a word have been exchanged such that the result is a word with some weird sense (such as "Reise/leiter - Leise/reiter") or something that sounds funny (such as "Schmuse/katze - Kuse/schmatze"). Note that consonant groups are treated as "empty" if a part of the word starts with a vowel. Usually, prefixes like "ent-", "ver-", and "aus-" mar a successful exchange. In such cases, these prefixes may be ignored (such as in "Rahmen/be/dingung - Dahmen/be/ringung"). A word on this list can have more than two parts. In some rare cases these rules are slightly violated. If you miss any German composed word on this list that fits to the rules given above, please send it to jzuther@gmx.de.

Wormal Nords
Alphabetic Index
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Normal Words
Alphabetic Index
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O
P Q R S T U V W X
Y
Z
A B C D E F G H I J
K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X
Y
Z
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English Conswonant Sappers

This is a list of English composed words where the consonant groups at the beginning of the involved words have been exchanged such that the result is a word with some weird sense (such as "running gag - gunning rag") or something that sounds funny (such as "battle ship - shattle bip"). Note that consonant groups are treated as "empty" if a part of the word starts with a vowel, and that names count as one word (such as in "smart icon - art smicon"). A word on this list can have more than two parts. In some rare cases these rules are slightly violated. If you miss any English composed word on this list that fits to the rules given above, please send it to jzuther@gmx.de.

Wormal Nords Normal Words
A B C D
E
F G H I
J K L M N
O
P Q
R S T U
V
W X
Y
Z
A
B C D
E
F G
H I J
K
L M N O
P Q
R S T U
V
W X
Y
Z
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German Frext Tagments

This is a list of German text fragments where the consonant groups at the beginning of some words have been exchanged such that the result is a text fragment with some weird sense (such as "Zopf oder Kahl?") or something that sounds funny (such as "Bretto oder Nutto?"). Note that consonant groups are treated as "empty" if the word starts with a vowel. Usually, prefixes like "ent-", "ver-", and "aus-" mar a successful exchange. In such cases, these prefixes may be ignored (such as in "zu Pflank verdichtet sein"). If you have a funny text fragment that you think would fit on this page and is missing, please send it to jzuther@gmx.de.

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English Frext Tagments

This is a list of English text fragments where the consonant groups at the beginning of some words have been exchanged such that the result is a text fragment with some weird sense (such as "rack to the boots") or something that sounds funny (such as "a great foolness cactor"). Note that consonant groups are treated as "empty" if the word starts with a vowel. If you have a funny text fragment that you think would fit on this page and is missing, please send it to jzuther@gmx.de.

Original Spoonerisms (accredited to Rev. William T. Spooner)

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first published: 05.06.1998 Critics, comments, remarks, questions? Mail to © 1998 - 2006 Jörg Zuther
last modified: 22.10.2006
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