Do you know that many objects are named after their inventor? – Part 2

Here’s the story of French nouns that were originally the last name of the person who invented them: Part 2: “ La Guillotine” is a machine designed to chop the head. It was invented by Doctor Joseph Guillotin to shorten the agony of the people sentenced to the death penalty. “ Le Kir” is a…

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Do you know that many objects are named after their inventor? – Part 1

Here the two fold story of the French nouns that were originally the last name of the person who invented them: Part 1: “Un Amphitryon” can be used in a very formal language as “a host who receives guests for diner”. This name became popular after the success of a Moliere play from the XVIIth…

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