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(Re: annotation) probably not stem-headed. 8~)--Old Dickens 14:52, 29 May 2007 (CEST)

aye - i don't reckon either, but for the sake of completeness... --Knmatt 15:02, 29 May 2007 (CEST)

Famous Military Eponyms:-

  • the Duke of Wellington:- a rubber overshoe, AND a method of wrapping a joint of beef first in pâté de foie and then in pastry - boeuf Wellington.
  • Lord Raglan - a sort of scarf; a sleeve with a wide, loose shoulder for ease in swinging a saber, or cricket bat.
  • le Compte de Mahon:- Napoleon's general famously asked his chef for a way of preserving the essence of eggs while on campaign. The chef, from the island of Majorca, utilised a local method of blending raw eggs with olive oil - in French, ouefs Mahonne, or later mayonnaise. Also, Mahon's family tree went back to rebels who had left Ireland and taken up service in the French Army so as to best fight the hated British: County Mayo may have had a hand in naming this condiment.
  • Garibaldi:- had the idea that hard tack biscuits issued to his Italian soldiers could be sweetened, and would last as long, by adding dried fruit to the pastry. Hence the Garibaldi biscuit.
  • Zabaglione:- another Italian general with a fondness for egg custards.
  • the Earl of Cardigan: that loose button-front knitted jersey.
  • Chicken Marengo: Napoleon again, demanding a quick dinner after the Battle of Marengo. The best his chef could scrounge was a chicken, tomatoes, onions, garlic, herbs, crayfish and olive oil (with some of the General's cognac). {Tomatoes, onions, garlic, herbs, crayfish and olive oil and some of the General's cognac should make a carpet remnant tasty; cry me a river.} --Old Dickens 03:30, 21 March 2010 (UTC))

Zabaione, to give it its proper name, was apparently invented by a monk, Pascal de Bailon, who was later canonised. A sainthood in the service of Italian culinary arts? Damn. The idea an Italian general devised it is at best a discredited urban myth. But the story that the monk responsible got his sainthood that way... yup. Italy. I'll buy that. AgProv (talk) 13:55, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

In the the Swedish army Captain Ohlsson provided his soldiers with a thick woolen jumper, dubbed Olle. The jumper was soon followed by a wool cap for wear under the helmet and dubbed Olle's brother. In time the jumper dissapeared but the cap remained meaning two or three generations of soldiers went around with Olle's brother without knowing the origin. -- 16:44, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Q: which of Hitler's generals had a hand in designing an all-purpose heater, light source, and method of re-heating foodstuffs, which used fuel sparingly but efficiently, and could be assembled quickly from common detritus found on the battlefield... the troops, shivering in a dark Russian winter, named it in his honour. Just can't remember the man's name, might have been Manstein or von Manteuffel...

I can't find any scarf. Raglan sleeves (with lots of room in the armpit for swinging a saber or golf club) are popular; also a jacket or sweater incorporating them. In North America, a Wellington boot is probably a dress boot nearly knee-high in a cavalry style, shorter versions being 1/2 or 1/4 Wellingtons. --Old Dickens 23:24, 6 October 2008 (UTC)...and you're kidding about the zabaglione, right? --Old Dickens 00:37, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

There is (really) a military headgear called a Havelock, made famous by a certain Foreign legion in Roundworld, and I guess the Klatchians use it as well. Coincidence? (anonymous comment by, 21:49, 19 March 2010)
After Major-General Sir Henry Havelock, one of the British Raj's more successful, if not less reprehensible celebrities. --Old Dickens 00:34, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

One of Terry's favorite authors, the late and lamented George MacDonald Fraser, had a number of references to Sir Henry in his Flashman series, dubbing him "The Gravedigger". An inspiration for a certain watchman?