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The real McCoy and 149 other eponyms

Author: Claire Cock-Starkey
Publisher: Oxford : Bodleian Library, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The English language is rich with eponyms - words that are named after an individual - some better known than others. This book features 150 of the most interesting and enlightening specimens, delving into the origins of the words and describing the fascinating people after whom they were named. Eponyms are derived from numerous sources. Some are named in honour of a style icon, inventor or explorer, such as  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Cock-Starkey
ISBN: 9781851244980 1851244980
OCLC Number: 1032352175
Description: 131 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Claire Cock-Starkey.


Encompassing eponyms from medicine, botany, invention, science, fashion, food and literature, this book uncovers the intriguing tales of discovery, mythology, innovation and infamy behind the eponyms  Read more...


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'An eponym, as you know, is a word named after an individual, and the above paragraph contains fourteen of them, all derived from The Real McCoy and 149 Other Eponyms by the excellent Claire Read more...

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