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This week's theme: eponyms.
eonism (EE-uh-niz-uhm) noun
Adoption of female clothing and manners by a male.
[After Chevalier d'Éon (1728-1810), a spy and soldier who lived the second half of his life as a woman.]
-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)
"Major Fosdick has converted a not uncommon introversion into eonism."
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way, so I stole one and asked for forgiveness. -Emo Philips, comedian (1956- )
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