What do you get when you combine a whale and a gorilla?

Godzilla.

Known as Gojira in Japan, the name is actually a portmanteau of gorira (gorilla) and kujira (whale). This makes me want to combine more random animals and then set them loose on Tokyo.

But wait! There’s more. Since Mozilla is just a portmanteau (mosaic + godzilla) of the bastardization (godzilla) of an existing portmanteau (gojira), we could probably just call it Mojira. Which should obviously get to destroy a large city somewhere. Mountain View doesn’t count.

Man, that’s… really kind of nerdy. Sooo, I made something that could become a tee-shirt:

yuk

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What do you get when you combine a whale and a gorilla?

One thought on “What do you get when you combine a whale and a gorilla?

  1. Kat says:

    Dude, and ‘mojira’ could be the conditional form of the verb ‘mojiru’, which means to twist or distort something, especially a parody or a pun.

    /word nerdery

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