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Saturday, August 02, 2021

Merriam-Webster is doing its annual roll-out of newly-added words to the English dictionary.

I feel that these two potential entries are overdue for inclusion:

-zilla (suffix): Word appendage signifying an extreme degree, especially in size or temperament. Think the television show “Bridezillas”. Derived from Godzilla, especially the potent z-l audiological combination.

Captain (always capitalized): Pejorative title bestowed to emphasize some trait or behavior. Calling a balding man in the throes of denial “Captain Comb-over” exemplifies this usage. Derived from the common naming convention of superhero characters, notably Captain America and Captain Marvel.

Neither of these are new, so I can’t believe they’re not already in the lexicon. Can’t believe we’d have to wait another 30 years for “zilla” to be officially sanctioned.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 08/02/2021 08:16:29 PM
Category: Pop Culture, Wordsmithing
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