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What is the difference between bowdlerised, spoonerisms, and malapropisms?

To bowdlerise something is to water it down by removing offensive or improper content from it (e.g. expletives). A spoonerism is when you swap beginning letters of words in a phrase or sentence (e.g. nup coodles) A malapropism is using a wrong word instead of one that sounds very similar (e.g. could of instead of could have). They are quite specific terms with very different meanings, as I hope these definitions and examples illustrate.

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