Marvelous Monikers: The People Behind More than 400 Words and Expressions

Marvelous Monikers: The People Behind More than 400 Words and Expressions

by Tad Tuleja
     
 

Exactly who was the Real McCoy, and why is his authenticity so noteworthy? What is meant by an O. Henry ending? Was there really a Don Juan, and was he as popular as aspiring young men would like to think? Who were Barbie and Ken before they were preformed plastic fashion dolls? How did the Molotov cocktail get its name? And was Caesar really born by Cesarean

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Exactly who was the Real McCoy, and why is his authenticity so noteworthy? What is meant by an O. Henry ending? Was there really a Don Juan, and was he as popular as aspiring young men would like to think? Who were Barbie and Ken before they were preformed plastic fashion dolls? How did the Molotov cocktail get its name? And was Caesar really born by Cesarean section? The master of trivia, Tad Tuleja, is at it again. In the spirit of his three bestselling books, Fabulous Fallacies, Curious Customs, and Quirky Quotations, Tuleja delves into the mysteries of eponyms - terms named for people - exerting his well-honed research abilities to discover the origins of the often-faceless names that are unconsciously sprinkled throughout most conversations in America.

Find out about the names of over 400 fascinating people forever immortalized by their unusual claims to fame.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578661015
Publisher:
Galahad Books
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Edition description:
1st Galahad Books Edition
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.05(d)

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