Ever had a Hitchcockian experience (in the shower perhaps?!) ormet someone with a distinctly Ortonesque outlook on life? There arehundreds of words derived from real people who are famous - or infamous- enough to give their stamp to a movement, a way of thinking oracting, a style or even a mood. Name Dropping? is an essential guide tothe better known or more intriguing of these terms from figures inpolitics, sport, and the arts. A valuable, interesting and oftenhumorous resource for those looking for definitions or simply browsingfor pleasure. Entries are listed alphabetically with full explanations,examples from the press and other media, guidance on usage and a'Pretentiousness Index.

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