June 27, 2006 06:07 PM
What's In a Name?
Sometimes it pays to read an article all the way through. This gem was buried deep in a lengthy Times piece about fraudulent claims for Hurricane Katrina relief:
One Louisiana Department of Labor clerk, Wayne P. Lawless, has been charged with issuing about 80 fraudulent disaster unemployment benefit cards in exchange for bribes of up to $300 per application. Mr. Lawless, a state contract worker, announced to one man he helped apply for hurricane benefits that he wanted to "get something out of it," the affidavit said.
For all you vocab junkies out there, this is kinda like an aptronym.