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Eponyms: Names into Words
March 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018
Words known as eponyms occupy a small but interesting corner of the english lexicon. The best known example is our everyday word “sandwich,” which was coined in the 18th century to label the kind of finger-food favored by John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, who (according to contemporary accounts) was too busy at the gaming table to take time for a proper sit-down meal. This course will survey a selection of such “people” words with the help of ‘Word People’, Nancy Caldwell Sorel’s compilation of eponyms with illustrations by her husband, Edward Sorel. (4 sessions, $40)
Facilitator: Barry Adams, Luke Colavito