|Queen Mary II of England, 1690.|
|United States Supreme Court justices in|
their traditional black robes.
|Dr. Thomas Lushington.|
|The Theatre Royal in the Drury|
Lane theatre district of London.
|The Harp Tavern still exists in London.|
By the 1800s this drinking club had provided the English language with a new term. First, the slang term “lush” appearing in approximately 1790, referring to beer or drink. By the late 19th century the word “lush” came to mean, simply, a drunkard. Today the word is commonly used to indicate someone who overindulges in alcoholic drink of any kind. When the name of a person is the origin of a word in the English language, that word is called an “eponym.” Thank you Dr. Thomas Lushington for this addition to our language, although I wonder if your descendants appreciate the notoriety it may have brought them.
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