New eponym

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Aug 12 11:36:50 UTC 2009

Perhaps the original is "gerrymander"?


At 8/11/2009 09:20 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>At 5:59 PM -0700 8/11/09, Mark Peters wrote:
>>Lindsey Graham coined a vivid expression recently, saying, "My
>>message to my Democratic colleagues is: We made mistakes in Iraq,
>>let's not Rumsfeld Afghanistan. Let's not do this thing on the
>>Political eponyms--like Clintonista, Jeffersonian, Bushism--are
>>pretty common. I can think of plenty of nouns and adjectives, but
>>can anyone think of political eponymic verbs that work like
>>Rumsfeld? I'm doing a column on Rumsfelding this week, and I
>>appreciate any leads. I just hope I don't Rumsfeld the article. Mark
>Would "boycott" count?  It certainly has political applications and
>it's also pretty clearly eponymic.  And of course "pander", although
>that one had a non-political origin.
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