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MIT Mystery Hunt Puzzle Index: Keyword Data


Named for a Reverend Spooner who tended to mix up words like this on accident, a spoonerism is the swapping of initial consonant sounds in the words of a phrase. Generally, if a word starts with a consonant cluster such as BL or STR, the entire cluster is swapped. Sometimes a small connective word in the phrase is unchanged, as in WHACK AND BLIGHT for BLACK AND WHITE. Sometimes the initial consonant sounds of three woirds are rotated among the three words. The NPL uses this as a flat type called a spoonergram.

Also called: spoonergrams


MIT Mystery Hunt 1994 6
MIT Mystery Hunt 1999 Sao Paulo
MIT Mystery Hunt 2002 Passive Muzzle
MIT Mystery Hunt 2005 Gag Me
MIT Mystery Hunt 2015 Spittle Loon
MIT Mystery Hunt 2017 A Turn of Phrase
MIT Mystery Hunt 2018 Wolf in the Fold
MIT Mystery Hunt 2023 Baking Bread


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