History Main / SciFiNameBuzzwords

18th Mar '16 2:33:20 PM Lopxjoh
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** -oid (like, but not quite the same, i.e. humanoid, jokeoid)

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** -oid (like, but not quite the same, i.e.g. humanoid, jokeoid)



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11th Oct '15 4:22:41 PM nombretomado
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** [[PhineasAndFerb -inator]]

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** [[PhineasAndFerb [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb -inator]]
16th May '15 5:29:22 PM nombretomado
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** -space ([[StarWars Hyperspace]], [[{{Halo}} Slipspace]], [[Franchise/StarTrek Subspace]]...)

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** -space ([[StarWars Hyperspace]], [[{{Halo}} [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Slipspace]], [[Franchise/StarTrek Subspace]]...)
4th Jan '15 4:38:31 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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-->''DarthsAndDroids''

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-->''DarthsAndDroids''
-->''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids''
22nd Jan '14 6:49:27 PM MatthewTheRaven
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These tend to rise and fall in favor over time. Using one from a different era can give your technology a retro, period feel. Note that in the Victorian age, on which most SteamPunk is based, it was common to name things using Latin compound words, i.e. quadro-velocipede, electro-fulminator (both from ''Series/{{Legend}}'').

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These tend to rise and fall in favor over time. Using one from a different era can give your technology a retro, period feel. Note Occurs frequently in SteamPunk, based on the perception that in the Victorian age, on which most SteamPunk is based, it was common to name things using Latin compound words, i.e. quadro-velocipede, electro-fulminator (both from ''Series/{{Legend}}'').
''Series/{{Legend}}''). This was actually a feature of Georgian scientific culture, which is what Lovecraft was imitating.
18th Jan '14 7:30:18 AM Arca
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** -ite (for minerals/ores)
10th Nov '13 5:15:29 PM TropeEater
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** [[http://www.sjgames.com/munchkin/starmunchkin/ bananafanabobaser]]

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** [[http://www.sjgames.com/munchkin/starmunchkin/ [[TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}} bananafanabobaser]]
28th May '13 3:51:33 PM Specialist290
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** [[ILoveNuclearPower atomic]] (particularly during the 1950s)
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