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Ozymandian

On American Horror Story: Holes, there was quite a bit of excitement when a key character's nickname of Oz, presumed short of Ozzy or Osbourne, actually was short for Ozymandias.

Needless to say Ozymandias is not the most common of names. It had its very brief and only heyday in 1818 when it appeared featured in a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, which is referenced in every article about this name.

The adjective form of the name, Ozymandian, was just spotted in a Blade Runner review in The Atlantic. And used quite appropriately.

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/10/blade-runner-2049-is-a-worthy-heir-to-the-classic-original/542205/

Ozymandian is back folks. Use it on your favorite urban exploration blogs, and youtube channels showing Russia and Greece.
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October 10th, 2017 11:07am
Yeah that's the 1818 poem. It gets plastered all over the place by people thinking posting it makes them look smart.

What is different now is that people are using this word in normal conversation, not as a quote of some archaic one-off poem.
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October 10th, 2017 12:15pm
Yo, Mr. White. Breaking Bad final season episode.

I immediately thought of AHS when I saw this. That poor kid is gonna be a total cuck when he grows up with those women as parents.
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October 10th, 2017 8:46pm
The poem also gets quoted by David in Alien Covenant who misatributes it to Byron and gets corrected by the other android.
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October 12th, 2017 4:19pm

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