Meaning of Spoonerism

I read Yahoo Q&A to spot a new word – “Spoonerism”. It is very interesting to know more about the its psychological meaning. It means that is a speech error as vowels, consonants or morphemes are switched as similar sounds/words. It is named after Reverend William Archibald Spooner who spoke many errors and suffered embarrassment in the public.

“Three cheers for our queer old dean!” (dear old queen, referring to Queen Victoria)
“The Lord is a shoving leopard.” (a loving shepherd)
“You were fighting a liar in the quadrangle.” (lighting a fire)

 I am wondering if this disorder affects hearing impaired people. Do you agree that it affects hearing impaired people? They communicate in body language and no sounds of spoken words.


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