Godzilla first emerged from the ocean six decades ago in the appropriately named Japanese film Godzilla. He (she? it?) has proven to be both robust (lasting through more than three dozen movies) and more than a little litigious.
Godzilla’s tail may be more powerful still, turning anyone into a monster. Zilla is a libfix, a string of letters pulled from its original to evoke an idea, like the gate of Watergate or the topia of utopia.
The most famous morphing of the name is probably bridezilla, which manages with five letters to turn brides-to-be into bitchy stereotypes. Groomzilla is also a thing, but it seems like an afterthought. It also has far less traction, with about 55,000 Google hits compared to more than 700,000 for bridezilla.
Looking for other zillas, I find that food and tech seem to be the most popular places.
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