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What’s in a Name?: How Proper Names Became Everyday Words
What’s in a Name?: How Proper Names Became Everyday Words
Our Price: $17.00
Year: 1999
Pages: 238
Binding Paperback
ISBN 965007574

Product Code: 756764033

Eugene Ehrlich. Think of it. Our children drink Shirley Temples. We used to dance the lindy hop, & we still enjoy beef Stroganoff & beef Wellington. English abounds with words taken directly from the monikers of famous folk far & wide. This fascinating dictionary offers an exhaustive collection of ‘eponyms’ -- proper names that have been transformed into the language we use every day. Some examples include: saxophones, cardigan sweaters, ferris wheels, dry martinis, pullman cars, & diesel engines. “This is a fascinating & unrivaled exploration of a special subset of the English vocabulary.”

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