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A Christmas Carol Based on the story by Charles Dickens Word Origins [email protected] Did you know? Dickens’ Christmas Carol created a new noun: A Scrooge has come to refer to anyone who is ill-tempered or unhappy.

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did you know
Did you know?
  • Dickens’ Christmas Carol created a new noun: A Scrooge has come to refer to anyone who is ill-tempered or unhappy.

Many other words in our language have originated form the proper names of people.

boycott
Boycott
  • To refuse to deal with a person or a group.
  • Named for Charles Boycott (1832-1897), a land agent ostracized by Irish tenants for his harsh treatment
braille
Braille
  • A system of printing text in raised dots for the blind
  • Invented by Louis Braille (1809-1852), a blind Frenchman
derby
Derby
  • One of several annual horse races
  • Named for twelfth Earl of Derby, who started the Epsom derby in 1780
derrick
Derrick
  • Machine for hoisting
  • Named for Derrick, surname of a 17th-century English Hangman
  • Word originally referred to hangman or gallows
guillotine
Guillotine
  • Machine for beheading
  • Invented by Joseph Guillotine (1738-1814)
  • French physician, as a less painful form of execution
mackintosh
Mackintosh
  • Lightweight raincoat
  • Named for Charles Macintosh (1766-1843)

a Scottish Chemist who invented rubberized cotton used in these raincoats

sandwich
Sandwich
  • Slices of bread filled with meat and cheese, etc.
  • Named for the fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), said to have asked for such a meal
shrapnel
Shrapnel
  • Shell containing lead fragments that explode
  • Invented by English general Henry Shrapnel (1761-1842)
silhouette
Silhouette
  • Outline of figure filled in solid with color
  • Named for Etienne de Silhouette (1709-1767) French finance minister known for petty economics
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Watt
  • Standard unit of power
  • Named for James Watt (1736-1819) Scottish engineer who refined the steam engine
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