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What's In a Name?


A few years ago, when I was writing a regular column for Pageant magazine, I discovered that letters came in from many places (even far-off India and Australia) after I pointed out the obvious fact that Logan created the loganberry, Machiavelli was immortalized by the adjective machiavellian, Gage grew the greengage, and Sinclair Lewis's George Babbitt epitomized Babbittry.