TV words

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Dec 14 03:38:02 UTC 2006

On 12/13/06, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at> wrote:
> Note to whoever started the discussion about "-zilla": "Godzilla" was
> originally a movie, not a TV show.

I believe Charlie Doyle's point was that the cable reality show
"Bridezillas" helped kick-start the efflorescence of "X-zilla"
formations in general.

("Bridezillas" originally aired on MetroTV in New York and then moved
over to WE, the Women's Entertainment network, when MetroTV shut

--Ben Zimmer

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