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 Metasta’sio.Methodical. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Metathesis.
 
A figure of speech in which letters or syllables are transposed, as “You occupew my pie [py],” instead of “You occupy my pew;daggle-trail for “draggle-tail,” etc.   1
 


 Metasta’sio.Methodical. 

 
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