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How Did the Academy Award Become the ‘Oscar’?

How Did the Academy Award Become the ‘Oscar’?

The Wall Street Journal. - Ben Zimmer

Movie stars, newspaper columnists and vaudeville jokes might have contributed to creating the nickname As the movie industry gathers for the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night and millions tune in for the broadcast, some watching may wonder: How did those golden statuettes given out by the …

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