Godwin's law

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

After Michael Wayne Godwin (born 1956), American attorney and author.

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Godwin's law

  1. (Internet, usually humorous) The adage that any Usenet discussion will eventually mention the Nazis or Adolf Hitler.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Mentioning Godwin's law as having been fulfilled in a particular discussion is often deemed sufficient grounds for ending that discussion.