Wednesday, 13 February 2008

"To take arms against a sea of troubles"

That'll learn me to unmix my metaphors.

3 comments:

TimT said...

I think it works best as a spoonerism or anagram:

"To stake arms against a tea of roubles!"

"To 'ake tarms against a tree of stubble!"

TimT said...

If ordinary dogs say 'Woof! Woof!', do spoonerist dogs say 'Woof! Woof!', or 'Woof! Woof!'?

It must be confusing, being a dog.

alexis said...

As ever, you make excellent and apposite points, Sir Timoth. Re the doonerist spogs, I imagine they eschew the traditional "Woof! Woof!" in favour of "Wow bow!"