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See also: Godwin's Law
After Michael Wayne Godwin (born 1956), American attorney and author.
- (Internet, usually humorous) The adage that any Usenet discussion will eventually mention the Nazis or Adolf Hitler.
- (usually humorous) An adage that states that the first person in an argument (usually in online comment threads or forums) to mention the Nazis or Adolf Hitler has lost.
- Mentioning Godwin's law as having been fulfilled in a particular discussion is often deemed sufficient grounds for ending that discussion.