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Aug 26, 2022
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Movies that became words

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Godzilla
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with Anu Garg

Godzilla

PRONUNCIATION:
(god/guhd-ZIL-uh)

MEANING:
noun:
1. Someone or something of enormous size.
2. Someone or something fierce, frightening, monstrous, etc.

ETYMOLOGY:
After the 1954 Japanese film Gojira released in the US in 1956 as Godzilla. The film features an enormous dinosaur-like monster. Earliest documented use: 1965.

USAGE:
“She’d had too much to drink. ... She’d known she would wake up with a Godzilla of a hangover.”
Candace Bushnell; Lipstick Jungle; Hyperion; 2008.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In the new version of the law of supply and demand, jobs are so cheap -- as measured by the pay -- that a worker is encouraged to take on as many of them as she possibly can. -Barbara Ehrenreich, journalist and author (b. 26 Aug 1941)

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