The title should have read 'cutting season for tee roses.' It is a Spoonerism. Here's some examples. mop and bucket becomes bop and mucket. trusty rifle becomes rusty triffle. dear queen becomes queer dean. fried duck becomes You can work out the last one yourself. It can sometimes be done with just one word. artifact becomes fartiact. There is no doubt thousands of Spoonerisms around. Many yet to be discovered. My boss and I are thinking of writing a Spoonerism dictionary. Any contributions greatfully received.