Language


Invectives:
WORD DEFINITION USAGE
bangboy: A violent individual who favors brutality and gratuitous explosions. "Typical bangboy--all guns, no brains."
coretrash: Extreme insult.  Refers to technological beings.  Implies useless or meaningless technology or code. "You're coretrash."
Eiech: Eiech is/was a location in cyberspace that was well known for various netizens disappearing or being brainfried.   Not a happy place, it was avoided like the plague. "Where in the Eiech are you?"
glitch: No meaning.  All purpose obscenity.  The origin of this word has been lost. "What the glitch is going on?!?" 
"Whoa, we are glitched!"
g'ekk: A small, slimy creature which is well known for eating its own feces. "That little g'ekk stole my heart, and my kidney!"
j'aa: Slang for the rotting remains of a g'ekk.  The corpses of g'ekks give off an extremely unpleasant odor. "I will reduce that man to a pile of j'aa!"
keetcha: Extremely derogatory nomenclature.  Refers to a being who engages in sexual perversions.  Its most common usage is in reference to females. "That little keetcha stole my boyfriend!"
keetchin: Extremely derogatory nomenclature.  Refers to a being who engages in sexual perversions.  Its most common usage is in reference to males. "That little keetchin stole my girlfriend!"
klez: A simple swear word.  Always used by itself. "Klez!"
techtrash: Derogatory term for beings with technology who are believed to be going insane. "It's time to take this techtrash out."
tinwit: Derogatory.  Slang for a Technomancer. "I oughtta brainfry that tinwit."
vootch: No real meaning.  Multi-purpose insult.  Implies low intelligence though. "You stupid vootch."
Slang:
WORD DEFINITION USAGE
brainfry: The act of discharging energy directly into the brain of a being bearing technology inside its skull.  This usually results in death. "Ta7 was brainfried last week.  Tried to tap a 'Corp computer."
eyebuzz: Term for something pleasing to look at.  Most often used to refer to an attractive man or woman.  The term originally referred to the ocular sensation experienced after long sessions jack into cyberspace. "Holy glitch, she's quite an eyebuzz!"
"Looking at him is giving me quite an eyebuzz!"
scorchie: Term used to describe a person who is good looking. Can be used to refer to a male or a female, but is most commonly used in reference to females. "Next time you refer to my sister as a 'scorchie,' I'm gonna put a fist through your gut."
soaring: Term for a person under the influence of a narcotic or other mind-altering drug.  It originated from use of the twenty-second century drug Soar. "Glitch, she's soaring."
Old Atharan:
WORD DEFINITION  
blod (bro): The closest male friend a male can have.  
blod (eth): Refers to the Driftling way of conducting themselves in combat. It is their battle discipline.  
blod (mat): The closest male/female relationship.  
blod (sis):

The closest female friend a female can have.

 
cid (tol): A Driftling-created weapon that shoots an acidic mist. Very few of these remain since the scattering of the Driftlings.  
cov (rin): Traditional Driftling clothing consisting of strips of material wrapped around a person’s body.  
gad (rin) The sacred inner chamber where the Sphek meets. Is sometimes used to refer to the dome where that houses the actual gad (rin) chamber.  
gur (dan): The Driftling responsible for the health of the populace. The gur (dan) also oversees the Haven in a Driftling city.  
jo (nin): The Driftling marriage ceremony.  
lif (pah): The Driftling way of life.  
lesh (writ): The flesh markings that Driftlings are born with. With enough skill, the lesh (writ) can be interpreted. Learning to read the lesh (writ) is a long and intense process.  
wen (pon): Term for a sever-whip, which is a Driftling creation.  

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