When, if ever, will the name Madoff be used synonamously with the meaning of "rippoff"?
We do this all the time. Calling someone a “Nazi”, or accusing someone of being a “Little Hitler” is common enough to associate the essence of being with popular terminology.
Think “Kevorkian” as used by Conservatives to illustrate a heartless murderer of the helpless.
Last night I pulled a “Homer”, using a shoe for a hammer.
Does Madoff deserve this company? How about Bush?
Does the term “jonesing” have anything to do with Jim Jones and Jonestown, Guyana?
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