Ascot/Cravat – The must-have neckband of the well-to-do in the 1800’s, the Ascot is a type of Cravat named for its pervasive presence at the Ascot Racecourse in England. The Cravat itself is named for the French word for Croatia, natives of which popularized the style at the court of Louis XIII. Advertisements
Varnish – The resin from ancient forests was first used to make varnish in Berenice, Libya, which eventually became Vernix in Latin, from which we get the modern word.
Pilsner Beer – This pale lager was created in response to the dissatisfaction with the quality of beer in the present-day Czech Republic during the early 1800’s. In 1842, a brewer in the town of Pilsen created a new style of beer that was a big hit.
The Ebola Virus – This deadly disease was named in 1976 for the Ebola River in Zaire, which was near where the outbreak occured.
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Lesbianism – The term Lesbian was first used to describe gay women in the 1890’s, for the Greek island of Lesbos. That’s where the ancient poet Sappho lived with, and wrote about her love for, a group of women. In 2008, and very recently, inhabitants of the island tried to “reclaim” the name in court, … More Where Did That Name Come From?
Hamburgers – Minced beef originated in Europe in the 1400’s. When immigrants from Germany came to America, they brought the popular “Hamburg Steak”, cheap patties mixed with spices made famous by that seaside town.
Rottweilers – These large dogs are named for the town they originated in, Rottweil, Germany, where they were used to herd livestock and pull carts.
Marathons – The name for the 26.2 mile race famously comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek runner who supposedly ran from the city of Marathon to Athens to announce that they defeated the Persians in battle.
Chantilly Lace – Famous in pop culture for the ‘big boppers’ hit of the same name in 1958, this style of lace-making dates back to the 1600’s. While the majority of the lace was actually produced elsewhere, it gets it’s name from the town of Chantilly in France.