[Dixielandjazz] Misplaced words

John Farrell stridepiano@tesco.net
Thu, 29 Aug 2002 20:53:29 +0100

Propping up his argument that "anastrophe" is more appropriate than
"spoonerism"  Bill Gunter said :

"since "A Hard Man is Good To Find" is a deliberate
construction for comedic effect and hardly a 'slip of the tongue' I would
argue this rules out the spoonerism (inadvertant slip) and endorses the
anastrophe (a deliberate utterance)!"

Until Anton reveals the circumstances - i.e. were the words said jokingly or
was it a slip? (either case is quite feasible) - it will be impossible to
determine which of us is right.

John Farrell