Congratulations to David! When he returns, he will be referred to by Claudia’s baby (and maybe the Archies too!) as Uncle David!
This blog today is totally irrelevant – and perhaps tinged with a shadow of irreverence too – it depends on how you look at it – but it is meant just for us to tickle our brain and our funnybone.
Spoonerism, just in case some of you are not familiar with the word, occurs when an error is made in speech by a slip of the tongue (or even deliberately done on certain occasions), usually in short sentences (like when you speak too fast or when you are feeling overly excited) by accidentally swapping the alphabets. The result can be pretty hilarious. Eg: Instead of saying: “My Day is Bad”, it comes out as: “My Bay is Dad“.
Let me start off by telling you a little story which happened a long time ago between me and a young boy whose mum requested me to give her son some lessons in Mandarin. After much strenuous effort on his part, he came to an impasse as his English-trained speaking faculty could hardly get past those basic Mandarin pronunciations and intonations.
I became frustrated and I wanted to say to him: “Hey, you sound like a Bunny Rabbit!”. Instead, what came out from my mouth was: “Hey, you sound like a Runny Babbit!” (which incidentally, is a common mistake by many)
Both he and I broke into such fits of laughter that we were on the verge of banging our heads on the table with tears running down our cheeks. That broke his deadlock and lessons resumed with improved success.
From then on, I decided that each one of us must come up with a Spoonerism of the Day – in English of course, not Mandarin haha – every time he came to class – just to give some comic relief to his Mandarin-tension, and mine too in teaching him.
The funniest one he came up with, which I still remember him by, even after all these years is -
“My Grandmother told me to go and Sleep”
“My Sandmother told me to go and Gleep” (sound of a monkey)
That young boy, nick-named Blue, grew into an industrious and diligent young man and is about to embark on an advanced course at Uni. We ran into each other not so long ago and we both reminisced with hilarity, our fun time during our Spoonerism sessions.
Which brings me to David -Spoonerisms. I am posting several David-associated ones to share with you – not at his expense of course, (WOULD I DO THAT!!? ) but to share the fun derived from “a slip of the tongue” as in Spoonerism.
David Sings Well! David Wings Sell!
Is David still Dear to you and still very Busy? Is David still Beer to you and still very Dizzy?
David, go and Take a Break. David, go and Bake a Trake. (a gardening tool)
David, Come to my House! David, Hum to my Cows!
Shall I Make some Tea for you David? Shall I Take some Me for you David?
Is David Bubbly or Sad? Is David Stubbly or Bad?
David’s hands feel Silky and Manly. David’s hands feel Milky and Sandy.
Are you Ready enough to Go home, David? Are you Giddy enough to Row home, David?
David, some fans want you to Rip off your Clothes! David, some fans want you to Clip off your Roes!
David is into Sad Ballads. David is into Bad Salads.
Did you Lose Weight David? Did you Wooze Late David?
David, did you Gain many Pounds? David, did you Paint many Gowns?
David, please Ease my Tears! David, please Tease my Ears!
Parachutes and Airplanes. Arrow-shoots and Pear-planes.
David does not like Fish Soup. David does not like Sish Foop.
What is David’s Wish For? What is David’s Fish War?
David looks Cosy from every Nook. David looks Nosey from every Cook.
Drum up more Swagger, David! Sump up more Dagger, David!
We like David’s voice Roaring with Pain. We like David’s voice Pouring with Rain!
We like David’s voice Howling like a Wolf. We like David’s voice Wowing like a Hoof.
David is a Sweet Person. David is a Tweet Sermon.
We like David’s Fluffy Hair! We like David’s Huffy Flair!
David! Gift us a Song! David! Sift us a Gong!
Woah David, come back and Blow our Minds! Woah David, come back and Mow our Blinds!
When we go for a David concert, we jump like some Mad Bunny! When we go for a David concert, we jump like some Bad Money!
Try it out for fun! If you don’t mind your head spinning!