Teddy Bears, Tupperware and Sweet Fanny Adams

    Teddy Bears, Tupperware and Sweet Fanny Adams

    How the Names Became the Words

    Andrew Sholl

    Michael O'Mara 2013

    Hardback 223pp

    9781782430292   Product Code: 17706

    As you lie on the davenport in your cardigan, eating garibaldi biscuits, do you ever consider how people's names become words we use in everyday English? From Achilles to Zeppelin, this entertaining book investigates both familiar and unusual eponyms and describes the stories behind them. At last, we meet the man who gave the world the Hoover, the farmer responsible for macadamia nuts (John Macadam), and Dr Salmon, immortalized in salmonella.

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