Posted by Harikrishnan Menon on March 19, 2003
In Reply to: Allusions? posted by TK on March 19, 2003
: Pollyanna = an optimist, Philistine = an ignorant person...
: Are these called allusions? If not, what are they called? Where can I find more such words or expressions? Thanks.
They're called eponyms. An eponym is a word derived from someone's name. Try running it through a search engine - you'll get plenty of links.