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Article Title

Bionym

Authors

John Holgate

Abstract

The famous are fond of inventing catchy tiles for their biographies often based on an associated nickname or signature tune. A classical 'bionym' is one in which the subject's identity is cleverly hidden in the title itself and can be guessed without knowing the author - like 'Citizen Jane' (Jane Fonda) or 'Acts of Faith' (Adam Faith).

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