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#207524 10/05/12 02:19 AM
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My story, short form, can be found at www.imzilch.com titled zilch.

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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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That's great,I agree with your thought.All things are difficult before they are easy.

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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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