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#207524 - 10/05/12 02:19 AM Am I a living eponym?  
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My story, short form, can be found at www.imzilch.com titled zilch.

#207787 - 10/26/12 01:16 PM Re: Am I a living eponym? [Re: leoleo]  
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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".

#210637 - 04/26/13 09:14 AM Re: Am I a living eponym? [Re: leoleo]  
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That's great,I agree with your thought.All things are difficult before they are easy.

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#216979 - 06/09/14 06:00 AM Re: Getting back to eponyms [Re: leoleo]  
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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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