Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words by John Bemelmans Marciano

Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words

John Bemelmans Marciano

nonfiction history reference funny informative lighthearted medium-paced

160 pages | first published 2009

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An encyclopedia of linguistic biographies: the witty, illustrated stories of the Earl of Sandwich, Charles Boycott, and other historical figures better known as words than people. Eponymous, adj. Giving one's name to a person, place, or thing. The...
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