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How To Get Your Name In The Dictionary

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“How to Get Your Name in the Dictionary” is a light-hearted look at the lives of the soldiers, inventors, style icons, and villains who gave their names to the English language as eponyms. From atlas to zeppelin English is full of words named for Greek gods, explorers, serious scientists, and crafty chefs. These heroes and heroines, scattered through world history, all did ...more
Paperback, 366 pages
Published August 20th 2018 by Wordfoolery Press
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Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Interesting, quirky, Grace Tierney writes clear and precise prose as she takes us on a tour of words that derived from a person's name. This is a book loaded with fascinating facts. With plenty of humour, you will pick it up again and again.
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Grace Tierney writes in rural Ireland. Her award winning Wordfoolery blog about unusual English words has been running for ten years exploring everything from “pooka” to “friggatriskaidekaphobia”.

Grace has serialised two novels on the online reading platform Channillo, one on Wattpad, and published “How To Get Your Name In The Dictionary” (the stories behind English eponyms, inspired by her blog)