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Archibald Spooner's Cloak
Old cloak

Origin

Archibald Spooner

Type

Cloak

Effects

Causes user to speak in spoonerims

Activation

Wearing

Collected by

Agent Brady Brown

Section

Academia Avenue

Aisle

Oxford-1836

Shelf

23524-9071-019

Date of Collection

October 2, 2012

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OriginEdit

William Archibald Spooner (22 July 1844 – 29 August 1930) was a famous Oxford don whose name is given to the linguistic phenomenon of spoonerism.

A spoonerism is an error in speech or deliberate play on words in which corresponding consonants, vowels, or morphemes are switched between two words in a phrase,for example saying "The Lord is a shoving leopard." instead of "The Lord is a loving shepherd." While spoonerisms are commonly heard as slips of the tongue resulting from unintentionally getting one's words in a tangle, they can also be used intentionally as a play on words.

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