Teddy Bears, Tupperware and Sweet Fanny Adams

Teddy Bears, Tupperware and Sweet Fanny Adams

How the Names Became the Words

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From Achilles to zeppelin, the words we use in everyday language invoke a cast of historical characters, from figures of ancient legend to modern-day sports stars. But have you ever stopped to wonder how on earth the names became the words we use so often? This book reveals the history behind the most familiar and more unusual eponyms.

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The fascinating history behind eponyms—the people whose names were given to a discovery, invention, or place

What's in a name? From Achilles to zeppelin, the words used in everyday language invoke a cast of historical characters, from figures of ancient legend to modern-day sports stars. But ever wonder how on earth the names became everyday words? How, for example, did Italian nationalist leader Giuseppe Garibaldi give his name to something so sweet as a cookie? And who knew, when Odysseus set off on his ten-year voyage home in Homer's epic, that long journeys would take his name? Behind so many words are real people with a story to tell. This fascinating book reveals the history behind the most familiar and more unusual eponyms.

Publisher: London : Michael O'Mara Books Limited, 2013
ISBN: 9781782430292
1782430296
Characteristics: 223 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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