Monday, August 4, 2008

for whom are the potatoes named?

Last week we ate some Anya potatoes. They were on sale at Sainsbury's so I thought I would give them a try.

Here is what the package said about how they got their name.

This got me thinking. Usually a new item is named after the discoverer/inventor/researcher. What I want to know is how often is an item named after the discoverer's/inventor's/researcher's spouse? Can you think of any other examples?

1 comment:

Friedel said...

About your musings over the name of the potatoes.... we lived on a street in Canada where the owner of the land was given the opportunity to choose the street name when he sold it to the town. He named it after his wife. Okay, not quite an invention but kind of in the same theme.

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