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People who lent their names to words

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A man named Luke is internet famous because of a definition he learned later than most people do. According to a tweet that went viral: “My friend Luke didn’t realise until he was an adult that lukewarm was a real temperature, he thought, and whether he was disappointed to learn that it was just another way to say “tepid.”

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