from Ernie

Jim McKenney
Tue, 19 Apr 2005 08:04:38 PDT
We're missing some fun here. 

Ernie's question has given me some ideas! 

Suppose, for instance, that instead of Eric Smith, the eponym is Eric
Rivers. Then we would get xericrivers (arroyos? wadis?)

If the eponym were Eric Scape, then xericscape. 

If the eponym were Eric Fyte, then xericfyte (I'm stretching a bit there). 

Eric Zone would give us xericzone. 

Or going for something a bit more metaphoric, if the eponym were Eric Humor,
then xerichumor (Perhaps you think that describes this post?).

Lots of other possibilities: Eric Clean, Eric Ice, Eric Rot, Eric Ness
(xericness sounds like a good word to me!), Eric Dock and so on. 

All of this, of course, depends on deliberately confounding the
multiplication symbol and the letter x.

Surely someone else can come up with some good ones?

Jim McKenney

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