Some people make such a big impression that we can't stop naming things after them. George Washington got a city, a state, and a monument. And his home state of Virginia? Also named after a person: the virgin queen, Elizabeth I. But if you're a really big deal, you get to add a whole new word to the dictionary. It's happened more often than you think. Here are the strange origins of some of the words you might use every day.
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Behind the Lingo
Written by Reuben Westmaas September 14, 2018
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