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The word Grunch traces to a tiny satirical tome published in 1983 and entitled Grunch of Giants by its author-inventor R. Buckminster Fuller (Bucky).

Fuller pointed out the lack of a “group word” for “giants” in English, such as a “murder” of crows or a “gaggle” of geese.

So why not a “grunch” of giants?

Q: And what were these giants?

A: These were giant corporations making off with all the dough.

GRUNCH is also an acronym and stands for:

GRoss UNiversal Cash Heist.

Kinda clever!  Here’s a link to the book at the BFI site (complete text on-line!).

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by Richard Hawkins & Kirby Urner

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