Reverend William Spooner born today

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Reverend William Spooner born today

Postby chenrezig » 22 Jul 2016, 06:04

1844 The Rev. William Archibald Spooner, Anglican clergyman and warden of New College, Oxford, was born. He was famous for 'Spoonerisms' in which letters are switched to produce such expressions as - 'It is kisstomary to cuss the bride' (.... customary to kiss the bride) 'a well-boiled icicle' ( .... well-oiled bicycle) and ' Come into the arms of the shoving leopard' (.... loving shepherd).

Have a fun few mins listening to this ... what a wordsmith Ronnie B was ...

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Re: Reverend William Spooner born today

Postby wendy » 22 Jul 2016, 10:47

I had fun, thank you
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