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#207524 - 10/04/12 10:19 PM Am I a living eponym?
leoleo Offline
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Registered: 10/04/12
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My story, short form, can be found at www.imzilch.com titled zilch.

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#207787 - 10/26/12 09:16 AM Re: Am I a living eponym? [Re: leoleo]
A C Bowden Offline
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Registered: 10/22/10
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Loc: London, UK
Here is more about the etymology of zilch:

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=zilch

It is stated that "Zilch is an actual German surname of Slavic origin".

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#210637 - 04/26/13 05:14 AM Re: Am I a living eponym? [Re: leoleo]
zkwaywow Offline
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Registered: 04/26/13
Posts: 3
That's great,I agree with your thought.All things are difficult before they are easy.

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Edited by Jackie to delete commercial link.


Edited by Jackie (04/26/13 03:07 PM)

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#216979 - 06/09/14 02:00 AM Re: Getting back to eponyms [Re: leoleo]
Bazr Offline
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Registered: 12/01/08
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Loc: Victoria, Australia

This is an example of an eponym. It is also rhyming slang - Mae West = Vest

Mae West [mā' wĕst'] a type of inflatable life jacket. Named for buxom U.S. film star Mae West (1892-1980).

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/30-words-inspired-by-29-people-and-an-elephant/
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