Magazine article Word Ways

More Spoonerism Riddles

Magazine article Word Ways

More Spoonerism Riddles

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How every fool can play upon the word! ~ William Shakespeare

Charmed by Will Shortz's collection, in the last Word Ways, of original riddles based on spoonerisms, I whacked my writs to come up with a durther fuzzin' examples, and beer's the hunch:

What is the difference between....

 A chauffeur and a noisy duck hunter?
     One takes the wheel, the other wakes the teal.
A boxer outclassed in the ring, and Attila the Hemorrhoidal?
    One can run but can't hide, the other's a Hun but
can't ride.
A credit card user and a gold-digging housemaid?
    One pays later, the other lays Pater.
A competent devil and an incompetent angel?
    While one is lighting afire, the other's fighting a lyre.
A cop when you need one and the old woman who lived in a shoe?
    One is help wanted, the other's whelp-haunted
Your boss and the IRS?
    Not much; both can dock your pay as well as pock your day. … 
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