Eponymous verbs

I just gave Tim Dunlop an award for coining the term “Steynwalling” and now I’m hoist by my own petard, as Don Arthur presents a great post on “Quiggling the factoids on poverty”. The only consolation is that Don likes my explanation of the Instapundit factoids on this topic, so I guess “Quiggling” is one of those rare eponymous verbs that reflects favourably on the original source.
PS No one has yet pointed out my use of the proverbial phrase “hoist by my own petard”, which is, originally, due to Shakespeare (though I had to look this fact up), so I’ll do it. If anyone still has the patience, I’m happy to explain why this is legitimate, and would be in a newspaper article, whereas stealing lines from Oscar Wilde usually is not.

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