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road-on-the-show

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This is a phrase meaning to hurry up or to get something started. This is an example of a spoonerism, in which we learned about in the class lecture (given by Suzanne Kemmer) on 11/22. A “spoonerism” is where parts of a word or phrase are switched around. In this case (and in most cases), a “spoonerism” has the purpose of having a comedic effect and isn’t meant to be taken seriously. Instead of saying, “Let’s get this show-on-the-road” like it is usually said, K.R. says it as “Let’s get this road-on-the-show”.
 
Let’s get this road-on-the-show.
Etymology : comes from the saying 'let's get this show on the road'
Source : K.R. when she is waiting on someone and wants them to hurry up
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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