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Some Eponymous Words

ep·onym – noun \ˈe-pə-ˌnim\
Definition of EPONYM
1
: one for whom or which something is or is believed to be named
2
: a name (as of a drug or a disease) based on or derived from an eponym

HANSARD (Parliamentary record)…….Luke Hansard (1752 – 1828)

BUNSEN (burner)……………………………..Professor R.W. Bunsen (1811 – 99)

SAM BROWNE (army belt)…………………General Sir Samuel J. Browne (1824 – 1901)

BRAILLE……………………………………………Louis Braille (1809 – 52)

SILHOUETTE…………………………………….Etienne de Silhouette (1709 – 67)

BOWDLERIZE (to expurgate)……………Thomas Bowdler (1754 – 1825)

QUISLING (traitor)……………………………..Vidkun Quisling (1887 – 1945)

WELLINGTON (boot)…………………………1st Duke of Wellington (1769 – 1852)

BOYCOTT…………………………………………. Captain Charles Cunningham Boycott (1832 – 97)

MANSARD (type of roof)…………………….Francois Mansard (1598 – 1666)

Taken from Schott’s Original Miscellany by Ben Schott.

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Some ‘Q’ words with no ‘U’

From Schott’s Original Miscellany, by Ben Schott:

1. Qadi

2. Qanat

3. Qanon

4. Qasida

5. Qere

6. Qhat

7. Qi

8. Qiviut
The wool of the undercoat of the musk ox

and

9. Qwerty
Definition of QWERTY
: a standard typewriter or computer keyboard —called also QWERTY keyboard
Origin of QWERTY
from the first six letters in the second row of the keyboard
First Known Use: 1929
Rhymes with QWERTY
dirty, flirty, shirty, thirty

If attempting to use these in Scrabble, I recommend having on hand a really up-to-date dictionary, because the online Webster’s, doesn’t list the first seven.

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