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February 5, 2013
A TUESDAY'S WORTH OF NEW 100W PERSONAE FOR 2013

— Sheoppard Hatfield, whose given name does not rhyme with leopard, as you might expect, but instead is pronounced SHE-oh-pard. The second p is vestigial.

His surname, Hatfield, depends from 1792, when Canadian fur trapper François Hattiefoeld misspelled Hattiefoeld in a hurry on a rabbit hunting application, known in those days as a musket stamp.

Explained “Hatfield” at the time, “Les lapins ne demandez pas le nom d'un homme, et je n'ai pas besoin d'un dictionnaire.” So the name stuck!

Anyway, Sheoppard built a time machine.

— The bite of lemonade.