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Harvey Wallbangers and Tam O'Shanters : a Book of Eponyms The People Who Inspired the Words We Use Every Day.

Author: Martin Hannan
Publisher: New York : John Blake Pub., 2011.
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Did you know that Maria Ann Smith was genuinely a grandmother who died not knowing that she had given the world one of the best varieties of apple? Or that the word tawdry, meaning tacky or tasteless, has its origins in the fate of a seventhcentury Saxon princess, Etheldreda, who was canonised and became St Audrey? Or that when we say Fanny Adams, meaning nothing, this expression is derived from the tragic fate of a  Read more...
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Hannan, Martin.
Harvey Wallbangers and Tam O'Shanters : A Book of Eponyms The People Who Inspired the Words We Use Every Day.
New York : John Blake Publishing, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Hannan
ISBN: 9781843588696 1843588692
OCLC Number: 782877275
Description: 1 online resource (298 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Table of Contents; PREFACE; ; 1 ; : HEROES AND VILLAINS --
DEFINING QUALITIES; ; 2 ; : SITE AND SOUND; ; 3 ; : HONOUR BOUND; ; 4 ; : IMMACULATE CONCEPTIONS; ; 5 ; : LAYING DOWN THE LAW; ; 6 ; : NATURAL SELECTION; ; 7 ; : ALL IN THE BEST POSSIBLE TASTE; ; 8 ; : NAME, SET AND MATCH; EPONYMOUS LISTS; INDEX; Copyright.

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Did you know that Maria Ann Smith was genuinely a grandmother who died not knowing that she had given the world one of the best varieties of apple? Or that the word tawdry, meaning tacky or tasteless, has its origins in the fate of a seventhcentury Saxon princess, Etheldreda, who was canonised and became St Audrey? Or that when we say Fanny Adams, meaning nothing, this expression is derived from the tragic fate of a real little girl who was murdered in a most horrible fashion? An eponym is a word derived from the name of a real, fictional or mythical character or person and is one of the most.

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