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2009/4/9 Garth Wallace <[log in to unmask]>:
[on "Godzilla/Gojira"]
> The original Japanese name has
> nothing to do with "God"; supposedly it derives from a portmanteau of
> "gorira" (gorilla) and "jira" (whale), implying large size.

"kujira", not "jira".

Cheers,
-- 
Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>