26 June 2014

SPOONERISM aka MARROWSKY




Welcome readers! So what did the title actually mean to you? Did you came in thinking Spoonerism is something like Buddhism or Hinduism? FYI it is not….Also spoonerism has nothing to do with spoons!! Keep reading.
I came across this phenomenon in a movie, where this was used to communicate humour.


A spoonerism is simply an error in speech. The play is such that corresponding consonants, vowels or morphemes are switched.
It is named after the Reverend William Archibald Spooner, who was prone to this tendency.

Spoonerisms are commonly heard as slips of the tongue. However they can be used to translate humour and as a rhyme form in poetry.


So here are some good examples:

 Three cheers for our queer old dean!
(dear old queen)
 Is it kisstomary to cuss the bride?
(customary to kiss)
 The Lord is a shoving leopard.
(a loving shepherd)
 A blushing crow. *omg*
(crushing blow)
 A well-boiled icicle
(well-oiled bicycle)
 Is the bean dizzy?
(dean busy)

USAGES:


- Names of music albums:
                                               Ø Punk in Drublic
                                               Ø Liberal Animation
                                               Ø Night in the Ruts

- Spoonerism was chosen as one of the character personalities of the seven dwarfs during the production of Walt Disney’s Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs.
- One of Shel Silverstein’s book was entitled ‘Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook’
- In the English translations of the Finnsih Moomins books, the characters Thingumy and Bob often use these; spmetimes as ‘Bingumy and Thob’ and stating things are “worry vell”.
- In a situation where profanity is unsuitable, a spoonerism is used to tone down the intensity of the expression or to bend the rules.


Ø Bass ackwards
Ø Nucking futs
Ø Muck Fichigan
 

- In J.K.Rowling’s first book, George says “we’re not stupid; we know we’re called Gred and Forge”
- Comedian F.Chase Taylor published a book with stories subtitled

Ø Wart pun: Aysop’s Feebles
Ø Tart pooh: Tany and other fales
Ø Beeping Sleauty.






Here are some more spoonerisms:
 Go and shake a tower

 Plaster man

 Trim your snow tail

 Chewing the doors
Now I think you can figure out what it means without the bracket hint.
Keep Spoonering!!
 

Usage information gathered from Google, Wikipedia

22 June 2014

Boost Ad. Teaser

Today was an entirely shocking day for me.

Shock number 1: I read news in  my phone!!

Shock number 2: I came across a shocking news



Today when I was scanning through the NDTV updates in my phone I came across a shocking news. The news was very shocking compared to the news I have heard in the near past!! The shock was because it was about a cricketer! (I never see very many cricket updates) . The shock wouldn't have reached this level if the news was about any other player.
By now you would be fed up with the word 'shock'. I know it's time to reveal the shock!

So this was the news:

"Virat Kohli Loses Number One Spot in ODI Rankings"



The reason cited was that he skipped the three-match series against Bangladesh. I was wondering how could he ever skip an international tournament. First I thought he was still in the IPL hangover! It should be noted that in the Indian ODI squad, Virat has now established himself in the Test team as well, taking the No. 4 spot vacated by Sachin Tendulkar(Now I know how Virat got into this trouble); also Virat lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore and got 359 runs in just 14 matches!!!Then when I was thinking more about the IPL 2014 something flashed in my mind. The IPL began in April and ended in June. As we have seen in the television ads. Dhoni gives Boost to Virat! Now that is the secret of Virat's successful career I presume. Now this TV ad. was launched sometime in March 2014.

 

 As the ad. says Boost is supposed to give 3 times extra stamina in 120 days. Dhoni should have given Boost to Virat with an intention of improving his ODI performance. But unfortunately the IPL came in. So the Boost which Dhoni gave to Virat got used up during IPL itself. What would Virat do for the Bangladesh series. His stamina after 120 days has not been revealed yet :P Now that his ODI rankings have dropped we can just assume his condition now.

Dear Dhoni, please give Boost to Virat before the next International tournament.

Dear Virat, please take Boost for maintaining your stamina & ODI rankings.




Pictures & statistics courtesy: Internet



19 June 2014

Squirrel Fight - Video


Randomly shot this video of squirrels fighting in mobile phone camera......




11 June 2014

Madras Crocodile Bank Trust

You have to visit this place in Chennai!
Just a few of 'em
Please note she was sayin' cheese in the last picture!
A very few indeed ;)
Croc skull!
Gator!
A huge monster!!