Monday, November 15, 2010

A Spoonerism

I'm a huge fan of spoonerisms, named after William Archibald Spooner.  Apparently, there are very few substantiated slips of the tongue, but he is accredited with saying lots of things, like:

"It is now kisstomary to cuss the bride."

"The Lord is a shoving leopard."

This weekend, I went with some friends to a Scott Hahn lecture, and he shared a fantastic spoonerism by an abbot.  Apparently, this abbot was the main celebrant at a Mass in a basilica.  We're talking packed house and bishops and cardinals con-celebrating.

At the end of Mass, he said, "This ass is mended, let us go in peace."

So much truth in the slip of a tongue sometimes.


  1. very cute. and i'm jealous you got to see scott hahn!

    if i could give you a hug right now i would.

  2. hahaha, I love that! And how wonderful is Scott Hahn. He's a great speaker. :)