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Say Stafe!

Hey Hank and all of Nerdfighteria who watch “Hank and Katherine Play Super Mario Bros”,

I feel it is my duty to inform you that Hank's peculiar cries of “Say Stafe” in the most recent episode (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngezVx7p9TA&feature=channel_video_title) actually are a linguistic phenomenon with a name- a Spoonerism!

Spoonerisms (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoonerism) are attributed to the Reverend William Archibald Spooner, who was known to swap consonants or vowels and gave his name to this particular speech error.

Amusing Spoonerisms include:

“A well-boiled icicle” (a well-oiled icicle)

“You have tasted three worms and must leave by the town drain” (you have wasted three terms and must leave by the down train)

So congratulations Hank- may your first recorded Spoonerism be one of many!


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