A Song About Eponyms

Chris Higgins

NPR brings us "Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun" -- a song about eponyms. It's a nice introduction to the term, and includes one I hadn't heard about before: the origin of the word "dunce." Enjoy, my fellow word nerds:

Music and animation by Adam Cole.

For further reading, check out our extensive coverage of eponyms: The Eponym Quiz; Eponym Vocab Rehab; Weekend Word Wrap: eponyms; Debunking Etymological Myths; and 10 Awful Words and the People They're Named For.