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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    21 Nov '15 01:15
    Can we make an alphabetical list of eponyms?

    I'll start with some easy ones!

    biro
    leotard
    sandwich
  2. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    21 Nov '15 08:55
    pasteurize
  3. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    24 Nov '15 22:43 / 1 edit
    afghan, also argyle - for the males among you, they're both knitting terms.

    boycott

    curie
  4. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    25 Nov '15 03:43
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    curie[/b]
    Ah yes SI units
    Thank you!

    Ampere
    Farad
    Joule
    Newton
    Volt
    Watt
  5. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    27 Nov '15 23:42
    diesel
    epicure (from Epicurus)
    furphy (one of my local favourites)
    gauss
    hertz (science is a good source, isn't it?)
    jacuzzi



  6. 28 Nov '15 01:50
    davy (lamp)
    eiffel (tower)
    gieger (counter)
    heineken (bladder filler)
    kawasaki (kneee-wrawww)
    suzuki (neea-whraaww)
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    02 Dec '15 16:26
    Westinghouse
    Tesla
    Sam Adams (beer)
    Sarnoff research Center, Princeton NJ.
    TORRicelli (760 Torr = 1 STP atmosphere)
  8. 08 Dec '15 01:19
    your face
  9. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    08 Dec '15 05:58
    Originally posted by scorpios
    your face
    your point being?
  10. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    09 Dec '15 05:32
    Kelvin
  11. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    09 Dec '15 13:20
    W4nkel (the System is not allowing the "a" in there wor some reason...it is a Motor and named after the engineer developing it)
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    10 Dec '15 04:46
    Ohm

    We still need eponyms for the following letters:

    imqruxyz
  13. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    10 Dec '15 05:06 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Ohm

    We still need eponyms for the following letters:

    imqruxyz
    iris (goddess)
    marathon (Greek city)
    quisling (traitor, Norway I think)
    raglan (another knitting term)
    uzi (not really sure about this one, I think the name was not quite the same)
    xerox
    yale (key)
    zeppelin

    I'm not sure if yale actually qualifies, you may call it a yale key but do you call it just a yale?
    Also, does anyone know about uzi?
  14. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    11 Dec '15 18:27
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    iris (goddess)
    marathon (Greek city)
    quisling (traitor, Norway I think)
    raglan (another knitting term)
    uzi (not really sure about this one, I think the name was not quite the same)
    xerox
    yale (key)
    zeppelin

    I'm not sure if yale actually qualifies, you may call it a yale key but do you call it just a yale?
    Also, does anyone know about uzi?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uziel_Gal
  15. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    28 Jan '16 17:40
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    iris (goddess)
    marathon (Greek city)
    quisling (traitor, Norway I think)
    raglan (another knitting term)
    uzi (not really sure about this one, I think the name was not quite the same)
    xerox
    yale (key)
    zeppelin

    I'm not sure if yale actually qualifies, you may call it a yale key but do you call it just a yale?
    Also, does anyone know about uzi?
    You didn't know the Uzi was the Israeli machine gun? Named after Uzi/