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#207524 - 10/04/12 10:19 PM Am I a living eponym?
My story, short form, can be found at www.imzilch.com titled zilch.
#207787 - 10/26/12 09:16 AM Re: Am I a living eponym? [Re: leoleo]
Loc: London, UK
Here is more about the etymology of zilch:
It is stated that "Zilch is an actual German surname of Slavic origin".
#210637 - 04/26/13 05:14 AM Re: Am I a living eponym? [Re: leoleo]
That's great,I agree with your thought.All things are difficult before they are easy.
Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass.
Edited by Jackie to delete commercial link.
Edited by Jackie (04/26/13 03:07 PM)
#216979 - 06/09/14 02:00 AM Re: Getting back to eponyms [Re: leoleo]
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).
live in the moment
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