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by Maria Popova
Boycott, Maverick, Guillotine, Shrapnel, Cardigan, Sandwich, Silhouette, Zeppelin, Leotard, Lamborghini.
Finding your name in the dictionary as a noun is a sure-fire litmus test for having made a impact on culture and history. Just look at OED-approved fine folks like Charles Boycott, Samuel Maverick, Joseph-Ignace Guillotine, Henry Shrapnel, and Lord Cardigan. But there are unsuspected downsides to being reduced to a noun — just ask suffragette and women’s rights pioneer Amelia Bloomer, now equated with a baggy pair of women’s underpants.
Now, thanks to NPR‘s Robert Krulwich and Adam Cole, there’s a delightful music video about them.
Welcome to my class website!
Take a few minutes to look around this site. You’ll see pages for each class’s blog website, links to websites that I think you’ll find interesting, and a Documents page where you can find directions, reference materials, and other valuable classroom stuff.
When you click on your class’s blog website, you will go to the page where I post blog questions that you will be assigned to answer. You will also find grade specific links including the Bonus Books list and Extra Credit assignments.