American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Merman, Ethel 1909-1984. American musical comedy actress noted for her powerful voice. She appeared in Annie Get Your Gun (1946) and many other productions.
“MerMan (1998) When Emma (Elizabeth Banks), a spunky marine biologist, discovers a real life Merman, she promises to keep his secret if he’ll help get her a research grant.”
“GROSS: So this is Ethel Merman from the original cast recording of "Gypsy.”
“So they recited together the Fátihah, and the fisherman loosed the Merman from the net and asked him, “What is thy name?””
“I always thought it was pretty hilarious that he calls Merman who just happens to be in the middle of wrestling a huge aquatic monster …”
“Besides, the sea was calm and the evening fair, and, as a last attempt, they steered still farther out, and cast their nets beside a rock which rose rough and grey above the water, and was called the Merman's Seat -- from an old report that the fishermen's fathers had seen the mermen, or sea-people, sitting there on moonlight nights.”
“Besides, the sea was calm and the evening fair, and, as a last attempt, they steered still further out, and cast their nets beside a rock which rose rough and gray above the water, and was called the Merman's Seat – from an old report that the fishermen's fathers had seen the mermen, or sea-people, sitting there on moonlight nights.”
“Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have acquired "Merman," a romantic comedy script by Jennifer Abu Hollander.”
“Microsoft billionaire's low-profile MySpace page - "Merman" shares a birthday and a favorite musician - Jimi Hendrix - with chubby-but-hardrocking guitarist Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder behind Seattle's Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Hall of Fame.”
“Since then, the association has not only directly and indirectly trained and encouraged many young writers and journalists, who now work on top government posts or with different national and international media organizations, but has also inspired the establishment of many more similar institutions such as Merman Kulturiz-Tolaniz Baheer, or The Afghan Women Writers 'Association, which now has branches in some of the provinces where a high number of female writers, poets, and intellectuals take part in its regular weekly meetings.”
“A song from "Gypsy" I'd like you to talk about is "Some People," which Ethel Merman sang in the original production.”
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