(Proud to say I solved this week's puzzle in under a minute! Hint: Don't overthink it!)
SpoonerismNPR Sunday Puzzle for June 6:
Definition: A play on words on a phrase in which the initial (usually consonantal) sounds of two or more of the main words are transposed.
Example: The phrase "right lane" becomes "light rain."
Etymology: Named after the Reverend W. A. Spooner (1844-1930), who is supposed to have habitually made such slip-ups. [source]
Think of a familiar two-word phrase that's an instruction seen on many containers. "Spoonerize" it to name two things seen at the beach. What's the phrase and what are the things?
Listen to this week's broadcast below and submit your answer to NPR. (I just sent my answer in for the first time ever...wish me luck!) Visit Jenny's Noodle next weekend to see the correct answer!
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