Last month we introduced the concept of “spoonerized” names. A “spoonerism” is an error in speech or deliberate play on words in which corresponding consonants, vowels, or morphemes are switched (see metathesis) between two words in a phrase. Fans of the VORG apparently love them:
Craig Goldstein @cdgoldstein
So, using the Lahman Baseball Database as my name source, I “spoonerized” every name three ways:
- swapping the first letter of the player’s first and last name
- swapping the first two letters of the player’s first and last name
- appending the first letter of the player’s last name to his first name (and vice-versa)
You can access the complete list in this Google Drive document.