The Name Mimeograph

During the preparation of the production and sale of the stencil system, Albert Dick developed the name of the apparatus Mimeograph, to which he declared in 1934: “One day an old friend hit upon the combination of ‘mime’ [ancient Greek mimós, english: Imitation] and ‘graph’ [ancient Greek “gráphō”, english: i.a. to scratch]. But it didn’t have the right swing. It wasn’t euphonious. Then the ‘o’ was added, to give it the swing—and the right euphony was acquired.”1

  1. Archive for stencil duplicator, https://multimediaman.wordpress.com/tag/stencil-duplicator/, last access on February 13, 2017