From the Archives: A Labor Day NerdWord

Note: This post originally appeared on Sept. 1, 2008. In honor of Labor Day, today we salute the redshirts: those thankless legions of faceless Starfleet security officers who boldly go in front of their captain … and usually pay the price. Very early in the episode. As the Klingons say: “Today is a good day […]

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Gaming slang could make history

Video games and the Internet have already made huge impacts on modern society and all of our lives. Now it may happen in a new way. Always one of gaming’s most beloved and over-used terms, “noob” is set to become the one millionth word added to the English language. “Noob,” short for “newbie”, is a […]

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‘Frell,’ ‘Frak’ and beyond — the dirty words of other worlds

Frak! Battlestar Galactica’s much-hyped final episode airs tonight. To mark this bittersweet occasion, I give you a list of 10 fake swear words that have each, to some extent, bled into the fan vernacular from science fiction. Feel free to employ any or all as the show’s grand finale can’t possibly live up to your […]

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Labor Day NerdWord: redshirt

In honor of Labor Day, today we salute the redshirts: those thankless legions of faceless Starfleet security officers who boldly go in front of their captain … and usually pay the price. Very early in the episode. As the Klingons say: “Today is a good day to die!” Paramount image

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