Awful Words Named After People

Having something named after you is quite an honor. Right? Well, maybe not: here's an article from our pal mental_floss on the 10 Awful Words and the People They're Named For. Such as:

1. dunce
Dictionaries don’t play fair, and John Duns Scotus is proof. The 13th/14th-century thinker, whose writings synthesized Christian theology and Aristotle’s philosophy, was considerably less dumb than a brick. Unfortunately for Scotus, subsequent theologians took a dim view of all those who championed his viewpoint. These “Scotists,” “Dunsmen,” or “Dunses” were considered hairsplitting meatheads and, eventually, just “dunces.”


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Some people have a rough time living with names that people find to be "Awful". My friends, Bill Peckerhead and Bobby Buttpirate have a hard time with it.
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