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William Archibald Spooner
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Birth: Jul. 22, 1844
Death: Aug. 29, 1930

His unintentional verbal muddles, where he transposed words, letters and ideas, gave rise to the word "spoonerisms". Now most commonly used where the first letters of words are transposed - "You have hissed my mystery lecture", "You have tasted a whole worm" etc. He is unlikely to have uttered most of these. There are a number of well substantiated oddities of a more subtle kind: "Was it you or your brother who was killed in the Great War?" "He came to a sad end - eaten by missionaries!." 

Cause of death: Died peacefully in his sleep
 
Burial:
Grasmere Cemetery
Grasmere
South Lakeland District
Cumbria, England
Plot: Near the wall on the north side of the cemetery
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 1999
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