Bloomers, Biros and Wellington Boots

Bloomers, Biros and Wellington Boots

How the Names Became the Words

Paperback224pp Illustrated196x127mm

9781782435747     Product Code: 503232


As you sit on the davenport 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 tells 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. (Formerly in Postscript as Teddy Bears, Tupperware and Sweet Fanny Adams.)

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