Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Famous nouns in history

I LOVE this. NPR's Morning Edition did a story about people whose last names became nouns. Like Henry Shrapnel, Jules Leotard and Lord Cardigan. (btw Lord Cardigan is an awesome name)

My maiden name was a plural noun. Maybe I'll do something so famous that my married name "vollers" will become a noun...

...Probably not. But a girl can dream.

Read about all the famous noun people here.


Caroline Starr Rose said...

How cool! I read Thomas Costain's books about the Plantagenets a few years ago and learned about a guy with the last name Blanket. Guess what he's responsible for?

My only concern: people didn't cover themselves at night before the middle ages??? Maybe those things just didn't have names.

Anna Claire said...

I know! I once read somewhere that Shakespeare invented the word "table." So what did they call it before Shakespeare?