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Perhaps I might remind your editors of the meaning of "eponymous." If B is named after Mr. A, then the eponymous Mr. A is the eponym of B. Mr. Shapiro ("Consuming Interests," August/01) and Marguerite ("The Iron Taxman Cometh," August/01) are eponymous; the firms named after them are not.

Also, some purchases may be "discreet," as when a man buys perfume for his mistress. But what you mean in a discussion of "discreet-choice analysis" is probably "discrete."

Robert R. Hart, SM'57
Maynard, Massachusetts




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