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Eponyms - People's Names Which Became Words



philkonPhilkon on 11/07/2005

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Whether you knew it or not, many people's names have become part of the English language. One of the more well-known examples is the word 'boycott.' Captain Charles Cunningham Boycott was the manager for some land in Ireland. Tenants' rents were high and they wanted a reduction. Boycott said no. To force the issue, most people did not work, and local businesses would not serve or deal with Boycott. Thus, a refusal to work or use a business became called a boycott.

I'll provide the name or the circumstance on how the word was created. You provide the correct answer.

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