Words at Play : Top 10 Words from People's Names

#8: Masochism 

Sexual pleasure from pain and humiliation: the Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch shared his fantasies about it in his 19th century novels.

Even before his death (like de Sade, in an asylum) the word derived from his name appeared in medical dictionaries.

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