Friday, 15 June 2012

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–371

Shouldn’t be too difficult.

major general

This gentleman was a major general in 19th century America, and earned the moniker of one of the most incompetent generals during the American civil war. However, he is remembered for something else that is quite evident here. Explain the ensuing nomenclature.

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Five replies, and all correct! This is Major General Ambrose Burnside, whose unique style of sporting facial hair was named as a tribute to his surname. Hence, we have the sideburn (also known as mutton chops).


  1. He is Ambrose Burnside..His name gave rise to Sideburns!!!!

  2. Did he give his name to Sideburns? His facial hair makes it distinctive. So, his name must be Burn*something* or *something*Burn.

    Sideburns it is.


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