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JOQuantaman commented on the word egrote
egrote == verb : to feign illness to avoid work or school
August 2, 2018
JOQuantaman commented on the word deorbiter
I was hoping space would become a heritage resource for humanity. Commerce would be strictly nonprofit. In fact the only deorbited product that could possibly earn a profit would be microwaves.
June 12, 2014
A manufacturer in orbit that wishes to sell its goods earth-side would be called a deorbiter in lieu of exporter, since the said-goods would carry the added costs of deorbiting before they reach the marketplace. I admit this term is more likely to be used in the future when industry becomes established off-earth.
May 20, 2014
JOQuantaman commented on the word King Grod
pushy apelike man, a real shithead
May 1, 2014
JOQuantaman commented on the user JOQuantaman
Most dictionaries favor "after all" to "afterall." I think this word deserves to be combined, just to reduce narrative clutter. "After all" often needs to be isolated with commas, whereas "afterall' does not. In verbal speech no one pauses over after-all. My two cents worth anyway.
October 4, 2013
JOQuantaman commented on the word fibe
The word fibe seems to be generic to futuristic stories about ordinary folks in a technological environment. It's easy to see how a street hustler, for example, would shorten fiberoptic to fibe. Today we use electronic devices almost continuously in our lives, yet few people understand the mysteries of electricity, which is often likened to common words like juice, flow, on or off. Electric current is the flow of electrons over a wire or disbursted as a wave. Photons flow the same way on fibe linkages.
July 13, 2013
JOQuantaman commented on the word fibes
fibe(s) is a common short-form for fiberoptic cable. It is used in dozens of Sci-Fi novels. Most notably in "Slant" by Greg Bear, Tor, 1977.
July 10, 2013
Wonderful idea! Keeps writers on the cutting edge of language. I'll try and add my mite from time to time.
June 26, 2013
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