Publisher: Holt Paperbacks; 1st edition (April 15, 2000)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 7.3 MB
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A enjoyable and informative advisor to the how and why of right names and their haphazard access into universal English language via the writer of the bestselling Amo, Amas, Amat and More.Mining the English language to show up a colourful forged of characters, Eugene Ehrlich reveals the ancient and literary figures who've given their names to the English language within the curiosity of retaining it vivid and their names alive. In what is in a reputation? Ehrlich lines the background of eponymous phrases and their progenitors, illuminating the legacy of Louis Braille, inventor of the process of embossed printing for the blind; the verbal acrobatics of Baron Munchausen; the sadism of the Marquis de Sade; and masses extra. what is in a reputation? will amuse and enlighten note buffs, background enthusiasts, and trivialities pursuers alike as Ehrlich, in his inimitable means, uncovers an exhaustive assemblage of characters who've left an indelible mark at the English language.