This A-to-Z etymology guide reveals the people and characters whose names have evolved into common English words.Have you ever wondered about the origins of words like “Bowdlerize”? In 1818 Thomas Bowdler published and abridged set of Shakespeare's plays which “omitted those passages which might offend family propriety”—thereby making his name literally synonymous with the practice of distorting someone’s words. In Word Origins, Cecil Hunt provides fascinating profiles of hundreds of people whose names we use in everyday conversation. Discover historical personalities such as Sir Benjamin Hall, for whom Big Ben is named; the mythic figure of Tantalus, who was doomed by Zeus to forever be tantalized, and who continues to be tantalizing; as well as the Morse of Morse Code, Sax of Saxophones, and many others.
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Ancient Greece is famous for astronomy and philosophy. Historians and scientists say that the Ancient Greeks said that the Earth was round like a ball.
Did Ancient Greece really exist?
The NASA space program “Apollo” was named after the Ancient Greeks. Why?
On 19 July 1969, Neil Armstrong arrived on the Moon. 19? Why 19?
Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon on 20 July 1969. Did this really happen? - Or -Is everything a big lie?Did the Ancient Greeks really exist?
This book will examine the evidence and show that Ancient Greece never existed and is nothing but a scam
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