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#70390 - 07/16/02 07:49 PM Re: Eponyms
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and Roe vs. Wade is an other well known one in US law

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#70391 - 07/17/02 07:07 AM Roe vs. Wade
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> Roe vs. Wade

Isn't that just a precedent case rather than an eponym? Or can you say "Wow, that was a real 'Roe vs. Wade!', or something like that?

[btw, I have no clue what that case entailed]


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#70392 - 07/17/02 10:04 AM Re: Roe vs. Wade
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[btw, I have no clue what that case entailed]

I believe it was the infamous ruling which legalised abortion in the States. I read recently that there was talk of overturning it or, at least, suppressing some of it.


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#70393 - 07/19/02 06:03 PM Re: Roe vs. Wade
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>Isn't that just a precedent case rather than an eponym?

I agree. The Miranda case seems more eponymous, even having spawned a verb, "to mirandise." It also applies to a wide range of circumstances, unlike the abortion-specific Roe vs. Wade.


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#70394 - 07/21/02 06:00 PM Re: Roe vs. Wade
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It's a little hard to use "Roe" as an eponym, since it's also used as a general, faceless name, the equivalent of John Doe.


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#70395 - 08/07/02 01:09 PM Re: Eponyms
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I assume that the golf term "mulligan," for a "do-over" shot, could be traced to some bad-tempered fellow named Mulligan, who would not accept a bad shot. Anyone know if that's true?

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#70396 - 08/07/02 02:58 PM Re: Eponyms
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Dear Toadaway: I found a half dozen URL's about "mulligan" Below is the one that
seemed best. You have to scroll down to beginning of last paragraph:

http://www.usgolfer.net/articles/2002/may2.html


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#70397 - 08/24/02 02:18 PM Re: Eponyms
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What about Mulligan stew? I suppose that's not an eponym, but it sure sounds good!


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#70398 - 08/24/02 03:02 PM Re: Eponyms
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What about Mulligan stew?
Mulligan (stew) is a hobson-jobson word.. it from an indian dish (and goes by several different names, mulligatawny, is one other) and all are hobson-jobson words..

it is vegitarian spicy stew.. (at least as it appears in US)

maybe SJM, or someone from the UK can help.., since i don't remember the proper "name" (which i think is from Hindi)

(as a child at camp, the recipe was 1 can of tomato soup, 1 can of vegetable, and one can onion, and one can of bean soup, and 1 can of mixed vegetables. add 1 tbsp of mild curry powder. this was enough to serve 8 or 10 hungry kids after a day of hiking. it actually tasted pretty good, much better than it sounds)

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#70399 - 08/24/02 03:35 PM Re: Eponyms
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Here's all M-W has to offer:

Main Entry:mulligan stew
Function:noun
Etymology:probably from the name Mulligan
Date:1904

: a stew made from whatever ingredients are available
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Not very helpful, eh?



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