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

#9: Silhouette 

Étienne de Silhouette was a French finance minister in the 1700s whose name became a byword for outline.

One theory for this maintains that the minister was extremely cheap – and would never permit a full portrait when a simple outline would do.

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March 06, 2015
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