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How To Get Your Name In The Dictionary

The Lives Behind Eponyms

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“How to Get Your Name in the Dictionary” is a light-hearted look at the lives of the soldiers, inventors, style icons, and villains who gave their names to the English language as eponyms. From atlas to zeppelin English is full of words named for Greek gods, explorers, serious scientists, and crafty chefs. These heroes and heroines, scattered through world history, all did something extraordinary to squeeze their name into the dictionary, and this book celebrates their biographies.

More than 260 eponyms are featured across subjects as diverse as food, Irish  history, calendars, hats, inventions, words named after places, Greek gods, military history, politics, astronomy, fashion, popular phrases, villains, science, and a selection of eponyms which simply defy categorisation. Ideal for word geeks, history lovers, and biography buffs.


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How To Get Your Name In The Dictionary
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: History
  • Published: Sep 24, 2018
  • Publisher: Wordfoolery Press
  • Seller: G TIERNEY
  • Print Length: 366 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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