Weird Linguistics: How Much Is A Bird In The Hand Worth?
A spoonerism is a figure of speed like paraprosdokian, which is a phrase that starts one way and ends with an expected twist.
Key Facts In This Video
A bird in the hand is technically worth 2.48 birds in the bush according to one author. (0:28)
Lexical ambiguity occurs when a word or words have more than one meaning. (3:15)
Tmesis is the term used to describe placing a word inside of another. (4:56)