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Most eponyms come from characters in literature or greek legend. Some come from real people, most of whom are Europeans.

This week we'll present eponyms from people of the USA. I am curious how many of these are familiar to our readers across the ponds.

Annie Oakley - a free ticket or pass

Ms. Oakley was sharpshooter of renown, featured in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (1860-1926). The term come from comparing a punched ticket with one of her bullet-riddled targets.
 
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