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FAQ: Code Challenge: String Methods - Make Spoonerism

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def make_spoonerism(word1, word2):
  swap_first_letters = (word2[0] + word1[1:], word1[0] + word2[1:])
  single_string_swapped = ' '.join(swap_first_letters)
  return single_string_swapped

Well it isn’t pretty but it did the job. After viewing the solution it makes me laugh how simplified it could have been. I basically had it in line 2. I need to keep practising to find an easier way to solve issues.

My way of doing this, not as simple as a solution but it works.

Here’s my attempt. Works and based on how well I don’t do on these exercises, I’m happy enough with this.

def make_spoonerism(word1, word2):
return word2[0] + word1[1:] + " " + word1[0] + word2[1:]


This is the same solution I came up with.