HOW TO SWEAR IN THE FUTURE

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Rolando DeLaxie Rolando DeLaxie's picture
HOW TO SWEAR IN THE FUTURE

It can be hard to imagine what jargon is going to be like seven or more decades in the future. But I and a few other "gigabastards" have some theories. Please submit your own "slang terms" you use regularly in your games. We may ask permission to use them in the Podcast and the Fic.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15_bMdNRkjvGxhFm0Xj91gA18PIrOtEpVfzLfDUraK1Q/edit?usp=sharing

"Nobody goes to Grid 36." --Rolando DeLaxie
Scandal Artist, Extortionist, fmr Noctis Ranger

Forseti Forseti's picture
Can't believe such topic

Can't believe such topic shown up! :)
I posted the same question to rpg.stackexchange.com and had some quality replies. See for yourself: https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/46656/how-do-people-swear-in-eclipse-phase

Rolando DeLaxie Rolando DeLaxie's picture
Well one of the main ones we

Well one of the main ones we use on Mars is prefixing swearwords with magnitude qualifiers, such as "gigabastard," "tetrafucked" and "dodecashit." Sometimes adding more, like "compound gigabastard" or "I don't give a transgenic tetrafuck." A cleaner, tamer one we like, is Dig, short for "dignified," often used sarcastically. "Nice, man, real dig."
Another one we like is to say something is FF, which is hexadecimal for one hundred, the modern version of "keeping it 100" or "giving 100%" is to say "going FF" or just having FF scrawled on your helmet or something.
In the same vein is point-five. Telling someone they're ".5" is to tell them they're at half standard, and definitely not FF.
We also like to call small guns "Liquor-Stickers," as in, 'enough gun to stick up a liquor store.' But we're kind of mafiosos, so take that with a grain of salt the size of your fist.

"Nobody goes to Grid 36." --Rolando DeLaxie
Scandal Artist, Extortionist, fmr Noctis Ranger

Darkening Kaos Darkening Kaos's picture
Sorry to tell you this, but

FF is not 100, it is either -1 or 255, depending on what the variable definition is.

100 is actually H64.

Someone sold you a GPT, (gold plated turd).

Your definition of horror is meaningless to me.......
I. Am. A Bay12'er.

Rolando DeLaxie Rolando DeLaxie's picture
Lookit brownstock, I didn't

Lookit brownstock, I didn't say it equaled 100 I said it was an equivalent slang term for The Maximum, it was coined by an AGI, are you some kind of hodak giving me the nitpicky derge? Real dig, randomite, get your clank ass off my red!
(Roland suffers from violent and vindictive personality adjustments, don't pay him any mind. --Tim, Rolando's muse)

"Nobody goes to Grid 36." --Rolando DeLaxie
Scandal Artist, Extortionist, fmr Noctis Ranger

Darkening Kaos Darkening Kaos's picture
Well, then,

turn your Endocrine Control up to FF and chill.

(And 8-bit, srsly?)

Your definition of horror is meaningless to me.......
I. Am. A Bay12'er.

Rolando DeLaxie Rolando DeLaxie's picture
Bay12

By the way, respect, Bay12 really is the meaning of fear...very dig.

"Nobody goes to Grid 36." --Rolando DeLaxie
Scandal Artist, Extortionist, fmr Noctis Ranger

Darkening Kaos Darkening Kaos's picture
In some areas,

and especially in my travels around Saturn's neighbourhood, there is a saying that goes, "may you be visited by the sons of Armok", which is, as you might expect, a very strong curse known to reduce the most manly of men to quivering wrecks. I've levelled it at a few deserving 'people' that have irked me somewhat - I might be the son in question that will visit them.

Your definition of horror is meaningless to me.......
I. Am. A Bay12'er.

Rolando DeLaxie Rolando DeLaxie's picture
"Fun"

How about "Have Fun"

"Nobody goes to Grid 36." --Rolando DeLaxie
Scandal Artist, Extortionist, fmr Noctis Ranger

GenehackedGynoid GenehackedGynoid's picture
"fond00" - acronym?

As an aside, what does "fond00" in "fond00-forking" stand for, if it's an acronym for anything? "fork on day 00"?

GenehackedGynoid GenehackedGynoid's picture
Canon slang

Should canon slang terms like "technical" get put in here, or nah? (Can make pertinent suggestions to the document if desired.)

Trappedinwikipedia Trappedinwikipedia's picture
Having them marked as canon

Having them marked as canon would be good, but I'd really like to see that stuff as well.

GenehackedGynoid GenehackedGynoid's picture
Canon Martian slang (Sunward 102)

Sunward 102 has some Martian slang. "Technical" and "Artificials" / "Wild Artificials" come up in X-Risks, so it might be worthwhile to add those.

DoomSmith DoomSmith's picture
Well lets see here...

1- "We're more fucked than an Infomorph on Jupiter."

2- "Science-damned Rustboys."

3- "You fucking, living embodiment of Tetnis"

4- "Fucking Fall take us all over again."

5- "You're a fork-fucking narcissist is what you are."

6- "Space Hick"

7- "Mote-Dicked Lughead"

9- "What are you, a lemming-uplift?"

10- "Get Truncated, Bitch."

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