Merely a gaffe, not a spoonerism
As a former student of New College Oxford I must correct the claim that what Jim Naughtie famously said about Jeremy Hunt on Today yesterday morning was a Spoonerism.
The Rev William Spooner, who was Warden of New College in the early 20th Century, had a habit of transposing the initial letters of certain words, and thereby developed what became known as Spoonerisms.
One of his most famous examples was his speech on expelling an undergraduate:
"You have hissed all my mystery lectures,
You have tasted three whole worms,
You must return to London by the next town drain."
Jim Naughtie, in contrast, merely replaced the 'H' in 'Hunt', with the letter 'C'.
That would only have been a Spoonerism if he had put the 'H' instead of a 'C' at the start of another word nearby - for example if he had called Mr Hunt the 'Hulture Secretary'.
But he didn't.
So it was merely a gaffe.
And potentially a Freudian slip.