Literary Characters Who Found Their Way into Language (The Guardian)

Many literary enthusiasts are already aware that the terms “malapropism” and “gargantuan” have roots in literature. But did you know that expressions like “goody two-shoes” and “brainiac” started out as characters, too? Here’s The Guardian with a list of characters who made the jump from literature to language:

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