Eponyms from Literature and History
Lecture no. 17 from the course: Building a Better Vocabulary
Taught by Professor Kevin Flanigan | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses
Step back in time and learn about words inspired by the great men, women, and places of literature and history. English is replete with a host of lively eponyms, such as bloomers, sideburns, and sandwich. In this utterly enjoyable lecture, the professor shares the people and stories behind eight excellent eponyms.