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On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 2:21 AM, Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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".

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