Has your Surname become a Verb? Dr Dawn Gould

Have you noticed how names of individuals have been turned into verbs?


 MESMERIZE:  TO HYPNOTISE named after a Physician Franz Anton Mesmer 1734 – 1815 He found a way to induce hypnosis.

LYNCH: to punish by hanging.  Captain William Lynch 1742 – 1820, head of a vigilante group.

CHARLES BOYCOTT: 1832 – 1897 Irish land agent died 1897 used coercion as a weapon in political and racial issues.