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Glossary of terms and phrases

 
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      Entries from  PART 01 - saltare cüm diablo      (258)
      Entries from  PART 02 - pearls before swine(128)
      Entries from  PART 03 - diet of worms(TBD)

 
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1   (military)
Indicates flight leader when a call sign precedes it (e.g. Vader-1)

2.73   (fictional-military)
SA hyper-velocity rail gun bolt in 2.73 x 19 millimeters.

3.31   (fictional-military)
Co-op hyper-velocity rail gun sabot-round in 3.33 millimeter "mini-ball" also referred to as Sputnik(s) because they trail four wires in like.

4.16   (fictional-military)   -MIMIC-
SA hyper-velocity rail gun bolt in 4.16 x 19 millimeters upgrade from the 2.73 bolts.

4.54   (fictional-military)   -MIMIC-
Co-op hyper-velocity rail gun sabot-round in 4.54 millimeter "mini-ball" upgrade from the 3.33 Sputnik sabot-rounds.

4.58   (fictional-military)   -MIMIC- -MIMIC-
Co-op hyper-velocity rail gun bolt in 4.58 x 19 millimeters upgrade from the 3.33 Sputnik sabot-rounds.  NOTE that Security Services weapons for this are interchangeable with the 4.54 Sputnik rounds.

4.75   (fictional-military)
SA hyper-velocity rail gun bolt in 4.75 x 19/28/60 millimeters.

5.77   (fictional-military)   -MIMIC-
SA hyper-velocity rail gun bolt in 5.77 x 19/28/60 millimeters upgrade from the 4.75 bolts.

6   (military)
Indicates field commander when a call sign precedes it (e.g. Vader-6)

6.8   (fictional-military)   -MIMIC-
SA hyper-velocity experimental rail gun bolt in 6.8 x 30/60 millimeters deferred to the 5.77 bolts.  Not adopted for active service the weapons developed (BR1-K) are issued to base and embassy defense ops.

7.62   (fictional-military)   -MIMIC-
RU universal hyper-velocity rail gun bolt in 7.62 x 39/54 millimeters used primarily for air to air cannon.  The SA has deferred to the 8.80 bolts for both the BR1-M2 hand held and the ASF-47bisE.

8.80   (fictional-military)   -MIMIC- -MIMIC-
SA hyper-velocity rail gun bolt in 8.80 x 30/60 millimeters upgrade from the 6.8 experimental bolts.  Also know as the "eighty-eight" it bypassed the 30-Cal (7.62) anti-armor round that was in development.

9   (fictional-military)
Indicates group executive when a call sign precedes it (e.g. Vader-9)

23   (military)   -LINK-
RU/SA hyper-velocity rail gun shell in 23 x 90 millimeters. Based on the "wonton" nuclear spark-plug grenade with an explosive force of 1 tonne.

30 Combloc   (military cartridge)   -LINK-
For .30-caliber Communist Block cartridge this robust-intermediate round in 7.62x39mm is commonly used in the Russian AK-47, AKM and SKS rifles.

52 - aka Fifty-Two   (fictional clone)
Nikki clone, designated NCL 4.0, patterned after the NCL 3.1 genome (Nicole Burke) and consists of two "Beta" and fifty others of 4 variants including Cherubs (12), Pre-pubes (12), Third-Gender (16), and those of normal development (12 that includes the Beta pair).

 

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A  "Alpha"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter A.

à ma douleur   (French lament)
to my grief.

ACE   (military-fictional)
All Combat Environments fighting suit used by Co-op troops and Security Services.

AFU   (slang)
All Fucked Up.

AGP   (orbital maneuver)
Anti Gravity Pulse.

AI   (computer science)
Artificial Intelligence.

Alphas   (cloning program)
From the Alpha-Omega program (Α-Ω) with the alphas being clones of Jacob Graves and the omegas are that of his daughter, Jessica Burke.  Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet.

antareh gav   (Persian insult)
Annoying cow.

AO   (military-combat)
Area of Operation.

APB   (police)
All Points Bulletin.

apón Pup   (astronomy - fictional star)
A binary system of red dwarf stars named Gros Rouge and Rouge Deux (apón being Greek for missing) and home of the Nefer Key, also with a binary-planet pair, code named Dolphin Reel.  Located 5,003 light years away from Earth, just 800 light years on the other side of the Calabash Nebula (Rotten Egg Nebula) in the constellation Puppis. 

ARC   (fictional military org)
Arrakis Reserve Corps.

Arrakis   (literature - fictional planet name)
Desert planet orbiting the third minor star of 69-Taurus (upsilon-Tauri) system and named after the spice planet in the Dune series.

Arura   (fictional planet name)
Semi-habitable planet orbiting the star Yhi, HIP 17999. Aboriginal word for 'camp' and SCC's first step into the Pleiades.

ASCII   (computer science)   -LINK-
American Standard Code for Information Interchange.

ASF   (military-aviation)
Air Superiority Fighter.

Ashanti   (African history)   -LINK-
African tribal empire off the Gold Coast.  Many slaves were harvested from the Ashanti and the Maroon uprising in Jamaica were mostly comprised of Ashanti warriors including Scott Rutledge.  (aka Asante)

ASU   (higher education)
Arizona State University.

ATC   (aviation term)
Air Traffic Controller.

Au   (science)   -LINK-
1. Gold on periodic table.  2. Sign for currency produced by SA.

au   (astrophysics)
Astral Unit.  Average distance of Earth from the Sun (Sol) which translates to 8.33 light minutes or 93 million miles - or 150 million kilometers.

AZFe   (ICAO code)
Arizona Ironwood Spaceport-Pig Sanctuary (Fe=Ferrum for Iron)

Azrael   (mythology)   -LINK-
Angel of Death. Archangel in Christian lore, and Malak al-Maut in the Qur'an. Also known as Ozryel.

 

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B  "Bravo"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter B.

batty bwoy   (Jamaican-slang)   -LINK-
Batty indicates "homosexual" and Bwoy indicates a "boy" but is often used in reference to both male or female.

BDF   (military)
Base Defence Force(s).  In story they are the professional arm for the CDF.

BDU   (military)
Battle Dress Uniform.

beer run   (military-slang)
Early evening to midnight logistical support mission or drop.

Behind the Green Door   (entertainment-film)
The very first general release pornographic film in the U.S. market.  Graphic, it's been called the "Red Asphalt" of porno films.

beshoor   (Persian insult)
No brained.

beta   (development cycle)
Final testing build or pre-release of software (i.e. beta release) or in product development (e.g. beta 'set' or 'pair' in cloning for the book).  NOTE that many times beta is used as a position notation or ranking
as in Beta-6 referring to a 2nd in command.

Betelgeuse   (astronomy)   -LINK-
Red-giant star in the upper-left of the Orion constellation.  Noted as the only star astronomers can actually see its surface dimensions—which is wider than the orbit of Jupiter.

betting on the come   (games-poker)
With a hand that has little or no value you bet to draw a workable or winning hand.

bewakoof topa   (Sikh insults)
Stupid dick-head.

Big-6   (military)
1. Regimental combat commander - usually a colonel.  2. Senior or field mission commander.  3. God (Allah, Jehova or Rama).

Bloodhound   (USMC call sign)
Call sign for Peter Ribot awarded to him because he was considered almost clairvoyant in flight training.

"Boca cerrada y las moscas no se meten"   (Spanish)
Keep a closed mouth so the flies don't get in.

Boom and Zoom   (military/gaming)
Air combat discipline where, regardless of the aircrafts strengths, a pilot uses altitude, position and speed to make quick and decisive attacks while minimalizing exposure to counter-attacks.

Boxxy - aka Box Cutter   (SA code name)
Code name for Boxter Hartcourt (Bravo Charlie) because of his power position in the Co-op government.  Often referred to as Palpatine, for all the obvious reasons, he is the polar extreem end of the evil-to-innocent (EI) spectrum opposite the ridiculous Boxxy Babee meme.   -LINK-

breaking on the wheel   (historical punishment)
Horrific execution method where the condemned would be lashed to a wheel and have their limbs systematically shattered.

breeze-block   (fictional-military)
Known as the "BB" it's a rectangular small weapons rail gun "cubic" round for carbine or pistol. Designed to squash (expand) and prevent cavitational colapse.  Aka the 'splatter-block' or the 'anvil'.

Brillig   (children's literature)
Late afternoon tea from Alice in Wonderland and adopted by upper elite on 83-Tau as a mid week society party.

brown dwarf   (astronomy)
A failed star where its mass is not enough to initiate or maintain fusion.  Brown dwarf stars actually glow red and put out a tremendous amount of thermal energy.  These would have been classified "red dwarfs" if the name wasn't already used for faint M-Class stars that shine in the red spectrum.

burkha   (fashion-Muslim)
A loose outer garment (burqa) used to hide the human female from view.

bunny suit   (industry-hazmat)
Various types of containment suits used for manufacturing, biohazard and hazmat applications.

bunyip   (mythological beast)
Australian Aboriginal water-beast sometimes portrayed as a man eater and name for an actual hybrid smilodon/hyena like beast on 83 Tau.

Buzzard Chow   (SA call sign)
Call sign for Jacob Graves awarded to him because he was considered mediocre as a recruit.  Shortened to simply Buzzard after 123.

 

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C  "Charlie"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter C.

c   (scientific notation)
Indicates the speed of light.

C3   (military)
Command, Control and Communications.  Refers to a command center controlling ground or combat operations.

cabeza de pinga   (Cuban swearing)
Dickhead.

cacadedo, el   (obscure super power)
The Shit Finger (aka Flying Fecal Finger of Fate) a super power where pointing this finger at the victim they experience explosive flatulence and diarrhea.  Cacadedo being a bastardization of spanish/latin.

camisole   (medical restraint)   -LINK-
Classical name for a straitjacket finding favor in some BDSM circles.
The link above is of a childs straitjacket circa unknown.

CAP   (military)
Combat Air Patrol.

caper emissarius   (Latin term)
Scapegoat - to sacrifice or cast out with the sins of the one or a community.

Captain Morgan   (history-piracy)
A highly romanticized pirate, from the early 18th century, commissioned by the English to disrupt Spanish shipping from the New World.

CCLM   (military/semi-fictional)
Crew-Chief/Load-Master, referred to as a "clam", is a position combining both functions that also serves as a WSO on combat ops.

CDF   (fictional military org)
Co-op Defense Force.  Main military body of the SCC.

ce   (social-science)
Common Era - modern calendar year reference as opposed to the now defunct, and politically incorrect, AD (anno Domino).

c'est des ordures  -  c'est le paradis   (French translation)
It is garbage - it's heavan.

Cestius Gallus   (military-history)
Roman in command of the leagons who lost to the Judeans in the first century AD.

chaff   (military)
Aluminum coated Mylar strips used to produce radar cross-sections.

Chagg   (sports-kites)
Mid-sized fighting kite from India.

chain gun   (military-weapon)
A heavy caliber (single barreled) weapon where the feeding of the ammo is driven by a chain mechanism.  (fictional) 4.75mm chain driven rail-gun attached to the forearm of the JACC, with a grenade launcher mounted along the same axis.  Weapon is converted to the 5.70mm bolt.

Chanson de Geste   (French-literature)   -LINK-
Songs (i.e. chronicals) of heroic deeds.

Chernobyl   (fictional planet)   -LINK-
Gas giant orbiting 83-Tau (Zmeu) is 10 Jupiter masses and named after the nuclear plant in the Ukraine.  It's primary moon, Prypiat, is host to the Co-op government.

ChiP   (fictional)
Co-Pilot - personal A.I. interface historically referred to as an "AID" or "iBUD" in the early adoption of the N2.  In this story ChiP bots tend to become N2 fuck-buddy companions to their forever human.

Chobham armor   (military)
Composite matrix of materials (e.g. metals and ceramics) that defeat the effects of anti-armor weapons including both high-speed penetrators and shaped charged HEAT rounds.

Church Key   (fictional locale)
Peninsula on Scab (on Sapphire) anchored to New Sydney with the (SA) Kilosphere and Spike facility at the far South/West tip.

CIC   (military)
Combat Information Center.  Usually a command center on a ship.

clinton   (noun/adjactive)
1.) Graft.  2.) Use of one's public position or official capacity for predatory behavior(s), political maneuvering, or overreach towards a self-serving or nefarious purpose.

CME   (solar dynamics)
Coronal Mass Ejection.

CMH   (military award)
Congressional Medal of Honor.

Cobalt Bluer   (military-fictional)
Excessively powerful bomb created to vaporize asteroids and comets.  Modern nuclear weapons have layers of elements and isotopes to efficiently enhance the destructive power.  Many of them start with a fission stage then move up to a fusion stage, and so on.  The original cobalt bomb is a spiked dirty bomb that leaves a lethal fallout to deny access to an area and to promote fatalities.  For our purposes cobalt is used as a fusionable compound to boost the destructive force into the gigatons.

cobweb   (fictional)
Future reference to the World-Wide-Wed.

Cocytus   (literature / fictional world)   -LINK-
The frozen Ninth-Circle of Hell from Dante's "Divine Commedia" and name of cryo-world Betelgeuse-11 (SA mission name Cue Ball).

"como te amo"   (Spanish-translation)
Actually means "how much I love you" or "how I love you" but like "yo quero Taco Bell" it's been miss-translated to read simply as "I love you" by most Anglos.  However, in many Americanized Spanish speaking circles, and for our purposes, it's used as an implied statement "you know how much I love you."

Co-op   (ficitonal entity)
The Cooperative - The Steel Chain Cooperative in the Hyades.

Cowboy   (SA call sign)
Call sign for Bill Nguyen awarded to him because of his Texas origins and heavy accent.

CQB   (military)
Close Quarters Battle - combat in close proximity or confined spaces.

CrackerJack   (SA call sign)
Call sign for Robert "Bob" Jackson awarded to him because he was considered an overachiever by his peers—with time the sign (jokingly) morphed into meaning a "slave driver" by his subordinates.

Cubanaza   (slang variant-Cuba)
Feminization of Cubanazo which is best defined as a "Cuban redneck."

Cue Ball   (ficitonal world)
See: Cocytus.

Cultus Confirmus   (religious doctrine)   -LINK-
Step below beatification where a cult of an individual is venerated and acceptable.  Beatification leads to Sainthood.

CWR   (military-fictional)
Cyclic Waste Recovery system that recycles waste products into food stuffs.  CWR-rats (sewer-rats) are meal rations/packages developed from this system.

cyaxle gun   (military-fictional)
A  4.75mm heavy barreled rail-gun with a rotary bolt that feeds ammo form 3 sources.  Fires the RAM assisted bolts, and is mounted on the boom attached to the back of the JACC.  NOTE: As part of the Anchor configuration the trooper also has two penta guns.  Weapon converted to the 5.70mm bolt.

 

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D  "Delta"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter D.

davayte vyp'yem za uspekh nashego dela   (Russian toast)
Let us drink to the success of our business.

DC   (international relations)
Diplomatic Communiqué (aka Delta-Charlie)

de jure   (Latin)
Accordingly to law. By right as opposed to de facto.

dermatome   (surgical device)   -LINK-
Powered (electrical or pneumatic) instrament used to harvest thin slices of skin for grafts, or for wound debridement procedures.

DCS   (gaming)
Digital Combat Simulator flight simulation game known as DCS World.

deus lo volt   (Latin - Catalan idiom)
The will of God - Illiterate provincial corruption of the Latin proper Deus vult which means God wills it.  Sometimes written as Diex el volt.

devo essere me stesso   (Italian)
I have to be myself.

DI   (military-training)
Drill Instructor.

dial-a-yield   (military-technology)   -LINK-
Neutron boosting mechanisms that allow for a variable range of yields in nuclear weapons.

Diet of Worms   (historical event)   -LINK-
A series of assemblies between 829-1545 in the city of Worms, the most notable being the 1521 diet on the heresey of Martin Luther.

dish side   (military-fictional)
Lower half of a "hippo" battle station.  The upper half is the "dome side."

disperit   (science / Italian)
From disperso for asunder—in pieces and/or scattered.

DiVAS   (fictional expanded IP)
Deadly Viper Assassination Squad.  See: KBOS

DMZ   (military-intl relations)
Demilitarized Zone.

DOD   (government-United States)
Department Of Defense.

DOE   (government-United States)
Department Of Energy.

Dolfi   (historical reference)
Rarely heard nickname of Adolf Hitler.

Dolphin Reel   (astronomy - fictional planets)
Code name for habitable binary planitary system and home planet of the Nefer Key.  Orbits the red dwarf B-star Rouge Deux as part of apón-Pup binary system (in Puppis) on the other side of the Calabash Nebula. The original human given names were "Ours" and "Theirs" but are now code named "Sashi" and "Imi" by the intelligence community.

doppelganger   (German language)
A "carbon-copy" of an individual in appearance, body type and behavior as opposed to a clone which is an exact genetic copy.

DPKO   (international relations)   -LINK-
United Nations Department of Peace-Keeping Operations.

Drama Flakes   (entertainment-comics / nickname)   -LINK-
Breakfast cereal that inspired The Tick, a spoof on comic book super- heroes, to come up with his signature battle cry, "Spoooooon!" Used as a gamer Steam ID by Robert Graves.

durry   (Australian-slang)
Cigarette.

dust   (uncommon slang)
1. Fight or altercation (dust up)  2. Party or celebration (dust kicker).  Note that a "dust kicker" is also a derogatory term for a poor pilot.

dust off   (military slang)
Dedicated or impromptu air assult medical evacuation sometimes informally referred to as duster or dusty.

 

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E  "Echo"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter E.

E3   (military)
Egress, Evade and Escape.  Also known as Echo-Three.

ecce homo   (informal Latin)
Phrase "behold the man" reported to be said by Pontius Pilate of Jesus when presented to the mob after being flogged.  The addition of the word "plumatis" (plumage/feathered) mistranslates horribly.

Electra   (astronomy)
One of the 7 primary stars in the Pleiades cluster.  Mythology: With her brother (Orestes) Electra avenged the murder of Adamemnon by killing their mother, Clytemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus.

EMP   (science)
Electromagnetic Pulse.

EPA   (government-United States)
Environmental Protection Agency.

ESA   (government-Europe)
European Space Agency.

esa jeva es un mango   (Cuban phrase)
That girl is super hot.

E.T.   (entertainment-film)
Extraterrestrial - use popularized by the film from Steven Spielberg.

exempli gratia  (Latin)
For the sake of an example.  Usually noted as e.g. in text.

eyot   (middle english)
Arcane term for an island.

 

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F  "Fox" or "Foxtrot"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter F.

Fap Damage, Madame   (fictional-historical nickname)
Nickname for the late U.S. President, Claudia Willoughby because of her beauty, sexiness and provocative nature.

FDA   (government-United States)
Food and Drug Administration.

feet dry   (military-aviation)
Aviation slang for transition from over water to over land.

feet wet   (military-aviation)
Aviation slang for transition from over land to over water.

Fibonacci sequence   (science)
Natural/corporeal sequence where the sum of the previous 2 numbers make the following number: 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377...

FIDO   (flight operations)
Flight Dynamics Officer (aka FDO) that functions as a flight controller.  Note that the "I" is sometimes "Instramentation" or noted in smallcase but the jury is still out on that.

FIS   (government-fictional)
Federation of Independent States.  The Frontier's version of the United Nations located on Sapphire in the Pleiades.

FIST   (military)
Forward Infantry Support Team.  Usually takes the place of, or works with the Forward Observer.

five by five   (communications)   -LINK-
Best of all possible reception indicating, "I read you lound and clear."

Five-Nights   (gaming slang)
Reference to Five-Nighs at Freddy's and implies something is very creepy.  In re Artyom this is apropos because like FNAF he can't blink.

flail gun   (military-fictional)
A nuclear plasma-pulse cannon that is mounted on the boom attached to the back of the JACC.  NOTE: As part of the Guard configuration the trooper also has a penta and a chain gun.

Fly Swatter   (fictional weapon)
Foxtrot Sierra - quantum particle gun of the Nefer Key.

FNG   (military-slang)
Fucking New Guy.

FO   (military)
Forward Observer who's job it is to observe and direct fire missions.  
A very important job sometimes referred to as Fuckin' Off.

FPS   (gaming-mode)
First Person Shooter.

FTL   (fictional science/tech)
Faster Than Light drive system soon to become 3rd gen MDDSH drive.

FUBAR   (military-slang)
Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition.

furball   (military-aviation)
A dogfight so out of control that it's every man for himself.

 

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G  "Golf"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter G.

G   (science)
Gravity.  1g equals the pull of the Earth on a body or mass.

GA   (international relations)
General Assembly of the United Nations.

gai   (games-marbles)
Special ball in Gaipar from Bengal.

Geisha Hut   (fictional)
Nickname for facility cloning people for the flesh and military trade.

GEV   (military / gaming)
God's Eye View.  Overhead tactical display.

gib   (gaming term)
To gib someone is to blow their body apart into "giblets."

Glados   (AI veneer / video game character)   -LINK-
From the Portal series, by VALVe, the passive-agressive GLaDOS is the persona foundation/overlay for the SYLN-b AI from the C3 at the Spike.

G-LOC   (military-aviation)
Gravity induced Loss Of Consciousness.

GMT   (social-science)   -LINK-
Greenwich Mean Time (zulu time)

grab ass   (military-slang)
1. (v) Horseplay.  2. (n) Homosexual.

GravTrac   (military-fictional)
Gravity Tracking.  An array that tracks gravitational fields and waves.  The triangulation from various arrays pinpoint the location of target.

Gun Crazy   (SA call sign)
Call sign for Michelle Kiel awarded to her because of her excellence in piloting the HWG-99 Warthog gunship variant.

 

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H  "Hotel"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter H.

ha Satan   (mythology)
Angel of God known as "The Accuser" from the Apocrypha who's job
it was to challenge the faithful.  Became Satan (the devil) in Christian circles for the want of a bad guy.

ha Satan es mericone   (Spanish)
The Devil is a faggot.  (even gay or homosexual depending on inflection)

half-stepping   (military-slang)
Not paying full attention—a very bad thing if you're on point.

Hedgehog   (SA and RAF call signs)
Call sign for both Zach Nelson (SA) and Major/Queen Victoria Wilson (RAF) bestowed on her by Michelle Kiel for piloting the Warthog.

high-moon   (orbital dynamics)
Orbital state where a tidally locked moon (e.g. Prypiat or Second Hand) faces its planet with the opposite sun-facing side at high-noon making the "high-moon" uniform radiance from the planet aka twilight-360.

Hippo   (capital ship code - orbital maneuver)
Code name for SA battle stations and hails from 22nd century assembly maneuver acronym HPO for Habitat in Proper Orientation in re the orbital sub-assembly alignment to main unit originally coded, i.e HPO-1 for Carrie Nation during construction but now Hippo-1 in operation.  As with MDDSH we strip unecessary content out and wanted to note this here FYI.

HKEp   (military-fictional)
Hyper Kinetic-Energy projectile.  Usually rail gun launched, or sometimes as in sabot configuration.

Homer   (military-fictional)
SA nickname for MAD troopers of the Co-op.

Hone-Onna   (demon-Japanese / handle)
Female Yokai (spirit) who extracts the lifeforce from men.  Pro-Domme name for BDSM master Sally Fukushima.

HWG   (military-fictional)
High-capacity Weapons-platform and Grip-transport (hog).

Hyades   (astronomy)
Close star cluster 41pc (134 light years) from Sol.  Low in sky in the constellation of Taurus away from galactic center.  Consists of the 5 daughters of Atlas who are sisters to the Pleiades. (fic.) Steel Chain.

 

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I  "India"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter I.

IAU   (science-astrophysics)
International Asttronomical Union

ICC   (international relations)
International Criminal Court.

ICTP   (science-physics)
International Centre for Theoretical Physics.

IFF   (military)
Identify Friend or Foe.  Systems protocol that determines whether to
fire or not to fire on an unidentified signature or target.

IGA   (international relations)
Inter-government Agency affiliated with UN.

il n'est rien de réel que le rêve et l'amour   (French saying)
Nothing is real but dreams and love.

impiTUS   (code name)
Code name for Ndosa Khumalo with "impi" meaning Zulu warrior and "TUS" for The Ultimate Shakan."  See: Morning Star.

in abstentia  (Latin / legal)
By absence.  Usually refers to a hearing or trial where the accused is not present during the proceedings.

in flagrante delicto   (Latin / legal)
In blazing offence or disregard to laws, orders issued, or social norms.

invincible error   (religion-Catholicism)   -LINK-
Action not considered sinful because it was committed out of ignorance.

IRAS   (astronomy)
Infrared Astronomical Satellite catalog.  In re "apón-Pup" this fictional reference (IRAS8-P7399X98U8) is the 8th survey specifying the region behind the Calebash Nebula.  Note that the M46 star cluster tends to wash out proximity and line of sight IR sources making red dwarfs like apón-Pup, superimposed over M46, hidden in plain sight.

Iron Maiden  (torture-execution)
Horrific torture and execution device where the victim was enclosed in an metal or wooden cabinet with spikes pointing inside.  Name of the Battle Platform SA36 who's original name was Phung Thi Chinh who fought for the Trung Sisters.

 

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J  "Juliet"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter J.

JACC   (military-fictional)
Jerryworks Armored Combat Cybernetics fighting suit.

Jagdkommando   (military-Austrian)
The Austrian "Hunting Commando" functions like the SAS, Delta and Rangers.  For the SA it's their way of calling themselves "Predator" troops without being obvious.

Jerryworks   (military-fictional)
Juliet-Whiskey.  Code name for the systems development and procurement branch of the SA.  Originally from WWI in reference
to elaborate German trenching on the front lines.

Jesus, perdona esta persona por ser tan idiota   (Spanish)
Jesus, please forgive this person for being such an idiot.

jiffy   (science-measures)
33.3 picoseconds in length.  The time it takes light to travel one centimeter in a vacuum.

jink   (aviation-combat)
Sudden maneuver used to throw off aim or targeting by an adversary.

JKD   (martial arts)   -LINK-
Jeet Kune Do—a brutalizing style of fighting comprised of mixed martial art styles developed by the great Bruce Lee.

Joan of Arcadia   (entertainment-television)   -LINK-
A delightful weekly drama where a young girl talks to God who appears to her in random guises.

JPL   (government-United States)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Jupiter   (astronomy)
Fifth planet in our solar system.  Orbits the Sun every 12 years.

 

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K  "Kilo"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter K.

K   (science)
Kilometers.  Metric unit of measurement consisting of one-thousand meters equal to 0.60 miles.

Kasko Irregolare String Struttura   (physics-fictional) Comprehensive Irregular String Structure.  Fictional string theory where first, second, and forth dimensional space/time were removed from the equations, and third becomes first dimensional "real" space.  For our purposes this makes string theory testable.

KBOS   (fictional expanded IP)
Kill Bill Origin Story - failed sequal to Kill Bill with the long awaited remake, DiVAS, with Cloé Khumalo as Vernita Green.

K.C. Strip   (food arts)   -LINK-
Arguably the best cut of steak next to filet mignon—and I'm gonna argue that point.  Yes, historically the New York Strip is the "same cut" per se but I have never been disappointed by the thicker cut K.C. Strip.  There is something to be said about growing up in stock-yard USA.  You can't compare what you can source from there as opposed to the gristle-fest offered by by Ralphs, Safeway or IGA.

K'Ehleyr   (entertainment-scifi)
Character from Star Trek Next Generation played by Suzie Plakson.

Kelvin   (science)
Measurement of temperature based on centigrade scale where 0°k starts from absolute-zero, or -273.16°c (-459.67°f).  NOTE: In physics, 0°k is the point where matter is devoid of all thermal energy.

khukri   (weapons-knives)   -LINK-
Heavy bladed weapon from Nepal.

KIA   (military)
Killed In Action

kick   (slang)
Inordinately common slang:  1. Excitement (a kick)  2. To die (kick off)
3. To relax or to blow off (kick back/it)  4. Sexual fruition or an orgasm
(to kick, kicked, kick in the pants/ass/teeth, or done kicked, etc.)

Kimbaku-bi   (fetish-bondage)   -LINK-
"Beauty of tight bonding" Japanese BDSM technique that's been elevated to a stylized art form.

Kirby   (fictional star)
Red dwarf star 37-Tau-E that was originally named 3-Ball-3.

Kirin   (Japanese demon)   -LINK-
Japanese chimera dragon, known as Qilin in China, and moon of Sapphire.

KISS   (slang)
1. Kasko Irregolare String Struttura.  2. Keep It Simple Stupid.

Kitab al Bulhan   (literature)   -LINK-
The 'Book of Wonders' on astronomy, astrology and divination from the late 14th to early 15th centuries.

klick   (military)
Slang for kilometer.  (See: K)

Knight's tour   (games-chess)   -LINK-
Mathematical challenge where, starting on a blank chess board, you move the knight around touching each square only once.

Kno Sheatz   (SA call sign)
Call sign for Bud Sheatz awarded to him because his tagline in flight training was "I don't know shit."

Kolob   (astro-mysticism)   -LINK-
1. LDS name for the star closest to the throne of God.  2. A planetary system inhabited exclusively by members of the Mormon faith who are known as Kolobsters, Kolobees or even Klobbers. The system has two small moons named Urim and Thummin.

Krav Maga   (matial arts)   -LINK-
Pragmatic style of fighting from the Israli Security Forces.

kt   (military)
Kiloton - the equivalent of one-thousand tons of TNT.

 

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L  "Lima"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter L.

le reste est de l'histoire   (French translation)
The rest is history.

Led Myach   (Russian translation)
Ice Ball - bot translation of phonetic Russian and 2nd moon orbiting 6th planet orbiting 53-Tau binary pair.

les choses que nous fasions pour l'amour   (French translation)
The things we do for love.

les petites merdes gris   (French-vulgar)
Little gray shits.

lesser yhvh, the   (angel-Talmud)
Arch angel known as the Metatron who functions as the voice of God (YHVH-Yahveh or Yahoveh with the popular Yahweh being incorrect).

light year   (astrophysics)
Measurement of distance light travels in one year as in 5.9 trillion miles or 9.49 trillion kilometers.  Light moves at 186,000+ miles per second, or 300,000 kilometers per second.

LOE   (military acronym)
Low Observable Egress.

LZ   (military)
Landing Zone.

 

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M  "Mike"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter M.

M   (science)
Meters.  Metric unit of measurement equal to 1 yard 3.5 inches.

M&M   (military-fictional)
Motherfuckin' Mothra - aka of the Co-op F51c Griffon-Condor fighter.

M3   (military-fictional)
Minefeild Mode Missile - Setting for spacial displacement missiles to spread out and defend a region of space against attack.

ma bichette   (French endearment)
My doe.

Ma Deuce   (military-weapons)   -LINK-
M2 - powerful machine gun in .50 BMG (Browning Machine Gun) used in reference to the BR1-M2 rail gun in 8.80mm (aka the eighty-eight).

ma moitié   (French endearment)
My other half.

MAD   (military-fictional)
Military Alliance Deputation.

mail run   (military-slang)
Afternoon logistical support mission or drop.

Majin Buu   (entertainment-anime)   -LINK-
Anime cartoon character from the Dragon Ball Z series.  He was bubble gum pink and indestructible.

Maori   (fictional star name)
Name of star HIP-17401 in the Pleiades cluster.  From the indigenous Maori people of New Zeland.

Maroon   (Jamaican history)   -LINK-
African slaves who fled bondage after the English invaded Jamaica in 1655.

Maus   (historical tank)
German for mouse, the Panzer VIII Maus was a massive and impractical tank from WWII.  In story this is a nickname for the Co-op, Mancubus tank.

mb   (atmospheric measure)
Millibar - thousands of scale from the "bar" unit of pressure with Earth atmospheric pressure at 1,013-1,014mb at sealevel.

MDDSH   (military / transportation-fictional)
Monospacial Displacement Drive Subsonic thru Hyperphoto (mad dash). Hyper or warp drive system based on spacial displacement through the use of counter-polarized gravitational/electromagnetic fields (EMFs).

meega nala kweesta   (entertainment-cartoon)   -LINK-
Vulgar phrase referenced in Lilo and Stitch that has no actual meaning.

Melek Taus   (angel / fictional planet)   -LINK-
Colorful gas-giant orbiting red dwarf (Sriracha) in the Second Hand system.  Named for the Peacock Angel from the Yazidi religion.

micra   (science)
1. Micron.  2. Miniscule as in "micrascopic."  3. Used in place of "micro" derivatives.  4. 1k to 1mm in scale from micro.

MILF   (slang-vulgar)
Mother I'd Love to Fuck.  G-MILF refers to Grandmother...

Mimisday   (fictional day of week - 83-Tau)
See:  Prypiat

Minié ball   (military-sciences)   -LINK-
As opposed to round ball shot, the Minié ball is conically shaped—and when fired from a civil war era muzzle-loading rifle the gasses expanded the round to catch on the rifling grooves.  (ficitonal) In this story they use the "mini-ball" which is a throw back to the old round shot.

Mithra   (sun god / fictional star name)
Main K2 class star (SAO-76502) in the Second Hand system.  Named for the iconic sun/sol representation of God in the Yazidi religion.

Mjöllnir   (mythology)   -LINK-
Thor's Hammer (Norse god of war).

Mk-5/12a   (miitary tech)
Mk series of reentry vehicles used on MIRV missile delivery systems with Mk-5 carrying the W88 warhead and the Mk-12a carrying the W78 warhead.

mm   (financial-science)
A Million.  Contemporary use of old-style Roman numerals signifying
a thousand-thousand if in small case.  MM properly indicates two thousand.

MO   (legal-Latin)
Modus Operandi - method of operating/ion or activity.

Moko   (historical dolphin - code name)   -LINK-
New Zeland's "playful" dolphin noted for helping other animals and CIA/MI6 code name for alien Luc (Nefer Key)

mon ange je prie   (French translation)
My angel I pray.

mon Dieu, il a dit qu'il   (French translation)
My God, he said it.  (And if you know French you see the problem!)

mon lupe   (French endearment)
My wolfe.

Monks, Matthew   (fine arts)   -LINK-
Now an obscure artist from the midwestern United States known for his watercolors.  He taught at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

more majorum   (motto-military)
According to the traditions of our ansestors (French Foreign Legion motto - 2nd Parachute Regiment)

Morning Star   (code name / religious reference)
Code name for Ndosa Khumalo awarded to him because "Ndosa" is a Zulu name that means Morning Star.  Note that both Lucifer and Jesus have been identified as the Morning Star and is an ongoing debate.

Morticia Noir   (fictional character)
Maiden name for Morticia Addams in IP reboot as opposed to the original maiden name of Frump.

mst   (social science-fictional)
Meridian Standard Time.  Fictionalized method of indicating time on alien planetary bodies where days are in 10° 36-hour segments as opposed to a 15° 24-hour day on Earth.

muevete a la chingada   (Spanish-vulgar)
Hurry up you fuck.

Muldjeday   (fictional day of week - 83-Tau)
See:  Prypiat

murder board   (military)
Part of military operational planning, it is a team of experts who job it is to find every gap and potential failure in a mission plan.

 

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N  "November"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter N.

narwhal   (social VIP)
Similar to a financial whale (e.g Trump) a narwhal is a high-society whale and is considered unique because of it's unicorn like spiraling tusk.

NBC   (military)
Nuclear, Biological and Chemical classes of weapons.  Popularly referred to by press as WMD for Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Necronomicon   (art)   -LINK-
Book of horrific illustrations from the Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger inspired by the book (of the same name) by the horror writer H.P. Lovecraft.

NEDM - Not Even DOOM Music   (internet-YTMND)   -LINK-
A web expression where "not even DOOM music" can make something cool.  The web/gamer communities are big fans of cats, and it holds true that it's not the people who posted on YTMND who need to be at the VIP queue - but the dumb-asses who lit the match and took the video.

Nefer Key   (ancient Egyptian / fictional alien)
Beautiful Monkeys - name of advanced alien species whose home world Dolphin Reel orbits a red dwarf star (apón-Pup) in the outer Perseus Arm past the Rotten Egg Nebula.

Net Basha   (fictional city / Russian-Polish)
For "No Stranger" the name of the central south-pole city on Nufa and is a chop-up of the Russian word for "No" and a Polish name for "Stranger."

neuronet   (technology-fiction)
Human-computer interface that provides everything from the delivery of information, to complete passive or interactive sensory experiences.

n'importe quoi   (French-casual)
Whatever.

Ngati Wha   (Maori, NZ - fictional planet)
Pernounced "naughty fah" the Ngati is a personal noun, Maori tribal prefix, and Wha is in context either a leaf or the number 4.  In story it is the forth planet in orbit around the star, Maori, HIP-17401.

no tiene dos dedos de frente   (Mexican saying)
He doesn't have two fingers of forehead (meaning) He's not the sharpest tool in the shed.  (i.e. a dufus)

non-Newtonian fluid   (science)
Thick fluid-like substance that becomes impenetrable when struck with force.  Most easily demonstrated with corn starch and water.

Nufa   (fictional planet and city)
Short for "New Ufa" (Ufa from the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia) is the habital city/planet out at HIP-20842.  The parent star "Tura-Tau" was named from Ufa's original name from the 16th Century.

nugget   (military-aviation)
A candidate pilot trainee.

Nuqi Taliban   (Sunni Islamic Sect)
Pure Taliban - Wahhabist offshoot of extremist Sunni Islam.

Nyx   (greek deity - ficional star name)
Greek goddess of the night and considered a "primordial" deity that is also known as a goddess of chaos.  Name for 18-Tau in the Pleiades.

 

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O  "Oscar"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter O.

of the majority   (legal)
An adult.  For most jurisdictions this is the 18th birthday, but not necessarily the legislated age of consent.

OHCHR   (international relations)
Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, for the United Nations.

Omegas   (cloning program)
From the Alpha-Omega program (Α-Ω) with the omegas being clones
of Jessica Burke and the alphas are that of her father, Jacob Graves.  Omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet.  Note that the original donor was supposed to be her mother, Nicole Burke.

on pidaras   (Russian insult)
He's a faggot - also pedik.

OODA loop   (military strategy)   -LINK-
Observe Orient Decide Act - A process to speed reaction and "get inside" an opponents decision cycle.  Rapid OODA is in re combat environments.

OP   (military)
Observation Post.

Opo   (historical dolphin - code name)   -LINK-
New Zeland's "friendly" dolphin noted for playing with human children and CIA/MI6 code name for alien Lilith (Nefer Key)

órale güey   (Mexican greeting)
What's up dude - from central Mexico.

orderu zajebiste   (language-Polish)
Order of Fucking Awesome - Annex break out from Orderu Usmiechu.

Orion   (spacecraft-NASA)
As part of the cancelled Constellation program, to replace the Shuttle, the Orion spacecraft will be the only surviving component.  The Ares I crew launch vehicle and the Ares V cargo/lunar lander delivery system have been scrubbed by the Obama Whitehouse.  It is the sincere hope of many that the Constellation program will get back on track when that short-sighted dick-weed is gone.

Orian Spur   (astronomy)
Unconnected arm in the Milky Way Galaxy flanked by the Perseus and Sagittarius arms.  Location of our sun (Sol).

otherkin   (alternate lifestyle)   -LINK-
Subculture where members believe that they are creatures other than human.  Many times these people identify themselves as elves, fairies and vampires just to name a few.  Some have a deep anthropomorphic yearning, but they rarely act out as in the furry fandom fetish groups.

Ottoman slap   (military technique)
Open hand strike practiced by the 18th/19th century Ottoman troops used to stun an adversary and expose them to attack.

oubliette   (historical dungeon)
French for a "forgotten place" and at times mistakenly referenced as a torture chamber, it is in actuality a deep cavity (cell) with a hatch in the ceiling specifically to isolate and extringuish the condemned in complete darkness.

 

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P  "Papa"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter P.

Paag   (Sihk fashion)
Formal wrapped turban - referred to as the twenty minute turban.

PADF   (fictional military org)
Pleiades Alliance Defence Force.  Was "Air" preceeding the FIS.

Parna   (Sihk fashion)
Simple wrapped turban - referred to as the two minute turban.

parsec   (astrophysics)   -LINK-
Astronomical unit of distance totaling 3.262 light years.  Based upon a trigonometric parallex of one second of arch.  Proxima Centauri, at it's closest point to Earth, is believed to be 4.22 light years.

PBDi   (fictional neuro-tech)
Personal Bio-Digital Interface - neuronet interface smartphone device known as a "peabody" which took the market from the original iBD.

pc   (astrophysics)
See: parcec.

PCH   (road designation)
Pacific Coast Highway - California coast.

pchela monstrs   (Russian)
Phonetic translation from Russian for Monster Bee "chilla monsters" and the Russian nickname for the bisE model of the ASF47 Thunderbolt.

pearls before swine   (biblical passage)
Matthew 7:6 - King James Bible, New Testement excerpt from Sermon on the Mount "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." and misquoted by Maria in chapter 38 where she uses parts of the World English Bible e.g. "...and tear you to pieces" which is a really common mistake.  As for the meaning, well...you figure it out!

Pelorus Jack   (historical dolphin - code name)   -LINK-
New Zeland dolphin noted for helping ships negotiate the Cook Strait and CIA/MI6 code name for Charles Washington (see: Somolia Slew)

penta gun   (military-fictional)
A  2.73mm five-barreled minigun styled rail-gun attached to the forearm of the JACC, with a grenade launcher mounted along the same axis.  Also used on the scorpion gun.  Both weapons are converted to the 4.16mm bolt.

petit pétasse   (French-slang)
Little slut.  May also infer whore.

phit   (computer science)
Phase Digits - from technologies called Spintronics and MRAM - where the spinning axis of an electron particle is precessed to a set angle.  It is suggested that if the minute-of-degree in angle of read is realized that a single electron can be compiled into 10,800 possible variations of code.

pico   (science-measures)
One trillionth.  A picosecond is 10-12 of a second.

playa puesta del sol   (Spanish)
Sunset beach (beach of the setting sun).

Pleiades   (astronomy)
Star cluster 117pc (381 light years) from our sun.  This tight cluster contains hundreds of stars with the 7 primary-visible stars named after the daughters of Atlas and Clytemnestra (Maia, Electra, Celaeno, Taygeta, Merope, Alcyone and Sterope).  Aka: Subaru (Japanese)

PMC   (military)
Private Military Corporation.

PNC   (Cuban agency)
Policia Nacional Cuba - future police agency evolved from the PNR.

poyekhali   (Russian)
Let's go!  First uttered by Yuri Gagarian.

Predator mode   (combat-recon)
Also known as stealth(y) mode, from the scifi IP, individuals or fire teams perform recon or hunt the opposing forces in full on gorilla style.  The color changing, light bending and holographic projections of the JACC mimic the IP to some degree.

prends-moi maintenant   (French)
Take me now.

Prypiat   (fictional moon)   -LINK-
Primary moon orbiting the gas giant, Chernobyl, orbiting 83-Tau (Zmeu)
is tidally locked and named after the abandoned city in the Ukraine.  The metropolitan center of New Brisbane is the seat of power for the Co-op. 
The spelling is based upon the Ukrainian translation from "Pryp'yat."
DAYS:  1 orbit+spin day is parced into an 11 day week: Sunday,
Monday, Tuesday, Wirnpaday, Mimisday, Wednesday,
Muldjeday, Wagylday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
NOTE:  From the Aboriginal mythological spirit creatures:  Wirnpa,
Mimi, Muldjewangk, Wagyl.

Psalm 94:1   (Biblican reference)
Oh Lord, God of vengence, O God of vengence, shine forth.  Note that, like all biblical verses, there are dozens of interpretations.  For our purposes the English Standard Version is applied.

psi-clone   (cloning-parapsycology)
An anomaly of empathetically designed clones who, by accident or intent, develop psionic (pseudo macro-psychokinetic) abilities but not direct control of others as would a Puppet Master (i.e. 52 vs Jessica).

psychokinesis   (parapsycology)
Unlike telepathy, which deals with the transmission of thought and images between individuals, psycho and telekinesis both deal with the physical movement and manipulation of mater and individuals.  For our purposes Psychokinesis now strictly deals with the manipulation of individual minds, and Telekinesis deals with the physical control over material.  Macro-psychokinesis is the coercive manipulation of the individual(s) against their will (aka Puppet Master).

pucker factor   (slang)
Scale of 1-10 expressing threat to ones safety or life.  Rates the degree of tightening to ones anus in relation to a perceived threat.

Pushy Harder   (nickname)
Gamers Steam ID for Jason Kay.

put to the question   (Old English)
To interrogate - usually through torture to extract a confession.

 

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Q  "Quebec"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter Q.

Qelvin   (fictional SI standard)
Failed scale of temperature from Absolute Zero -273.15C or -459.67F to the freezing point of water at 300 degrees instead of 273.15K in the Kelvin scale or 0C or 32F.  One degree would be 0.9105 of the Celsius increments.

qué bolá contigo   (Cuban idiom)
What flies with you - meaning 'what's up' or 'what's going on.'

QWERTY   (technology)
Typewriter keyboard layout, patented in 1878, designed to prevent the type bars from jamming.  Names comes from first 6 letters on third row.

 

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R  "Romeo"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter R.

R&R   (military)
1. Rest and Relaxation.  2. Recreation and Reboot (modern).

rail gun   (military-weapon)
A weapon system (new technology) in which an electromagnetic pulse drives a projectile or bolt up to hyper-sonic velocities.  NOTE: Currently in development for Naval destroyers, artillery, and tanks.

RAM   (military)
Rocket (or Ramjet) Assisted Munitions.

reactive armor   (military)
Highly explosive charges deployed in segments that dissipate the effects of anti-armor weapons.

red-eye run   (military-slang)
Post midnight (zero-dark thirty) logistical support mission or drop.

Red Hell   (SA call sign)
Call sign for Nicole Burke awarded to her because she was highest scoring melee-fighter in the history of SA "death-match" training.

red leg   (military)
Artillery or fire support call-sign or unit.

Renfield   (literature-horror)   -LINK-
Character in Bram Stoker's, Dracula, who seeks to join the un-dead.  Noted for consuming flies, spiders and birds to draw on their life-force.

Représailles de Paladin   (French / gaming)   -LINK-
Retribution Paladin - a class in the World of Warcraft MMORPG that's become so popular that its reference transcends the WoW universe.  Paladin are from the Chanson de Geste (songs of heroic deeds).

res ipsa loquitur   (Latin-legal)
The thing speaks for itself - a doctrine that states responsibility/neglegence obviously lies with a party where prima facie is at first glance.

resonance   (military-weapons)
A scissors effect caused by the blast wave of a nuclear weapon when its set off at the right altitude.  By combining the main shock wave with the return wave from off the ground essentially doubles the force of the blast.

RFLP   (science)
Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (DNA test)

Rhesus and pieces   (military planning)
Obscure mission or strategic planning reference with "Rhesus" used in reference to units of troops and "pieces" for mech and support units like artillery units or logistical nodes.  Sometimes they've been referred to as "monkeys and kit" for all the obvious reasions.

ROE   (military)
Rules Of Engagement, or plural: ROEs (pronounced rows).

Rome Statutes   (ICC treaty)   -LINK-
Treaty giving substantively vague definitions to "core international crimes" re genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and aggression.

RRF   (military)
Rapid Reaction Force.

RRI   (fictional industry)
Rapture Red Industries - distributor for Xhemal brewery.

 

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S  "Sierra"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter S.

SA   (organization / region-fictional)
Steel Annex.  Located in the Pleiades Cluster.

sabot   (military)   -LINK-
French for "shoe" it is used in fire arms or tanks to drive a smaller caliber object down a larger caliber barrel.  Many times this drives the penetrator to higher speeds when exiting the muzzle.

Sagittarius-A   (astronomy)   -LINK-
Energetic radio souce 26k light years away demarking the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

saltare cüm diablo   (Latin)
Dance with the devil.

SAM   (military)
Surface to Air Missile and refers to the missile, system, and/or site.

SAO   (astronomy)
Smithsonian Astrological Observation.  Prefix for number identifying individual stars by their coordinates in the sky.

Sapfir Shest   (Russian translation)
Sapphire Six - bot translation of phonetic Russian and 6th planet orbiting 53-Tau binary pair.  Original planet named Sapphire before Electra-4.

Sapphire   (fictional world)
Orginally named Waterworld it's the forth planet orbiting Electra in the Pleiades and is the seat of power for the Frontier's FIS and R&R base facility for the SA.

Sashi and Imi   (code names)
From the Japanese dish, sashimi, CIA/MI6 code name for the binary pair planets of "Dophin Reel" and home of the Nefer Key. (see: apón-Pup)

Scarab   (religious deity / SA call sign)
Beetle that rolls dung into holes and lay their eggs in it.  The Egyptian god, Khepri, is represented by the scarab beetle and is believed to be responsible for moving the sun across the sky.  Clandestine call sign for Jessica Burke for her effort in managing 52.

SCC   (organization / region-fictional)
Steel Chain Cooperative. Located in the Hyades Cluster.

scorpion gun   (military-fictional)
A  2.73mm five-barreled minigun styled rail-gun mounted on the boom attached to the back of the JACC.  Identical mechanism as the penta gun.  NOTE: As part of the Point configuration the trooper also has two chain guns.  Weapon converted to the 4.16mm bolt.

SEAD   (military-air combat)
Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses.

Second Hand   (fictional world)
Designated Sierra Hotel-B4A, it is the habital moon of a gas-giant planet (Melek Taus) orbiting a ficitonal red-dwarf star (Sriracha) orbiting K2 star (Mithra) SAO-76502 at 110 AU.  Home of the Xhemal sapiens this world was originally named Chermera.

Security Services   (military-fictional)
An overtly agressive PMC for the Co-op also known as the SS.

Seven of Nine   (entertainment-scifi)   -LINK- -LINK-
Character from Star Trek Voyager played by Jeri Ryan.

Silver Fish   (areal maneuver)
Named after the "Silver Fish" morter-shell firework, this is a maneuver where all members in a flight formation scatter in what appears to be random or chaotic patterns.

Siphnos   (geography-Greek)
Island in the Aegean Sea with gold and silver mines.

Sir   (military)
Honorifice derived by the word Sire.  Used in many disciplined services, such as the military, to denote one of superior rank—usually officer.  For our purposes, since there is no officer corps in the SA, the label "Sir" is considered an insult.

situational awareness   (military tactics-combat)   -LINK-
An awareness, knowledge and understanding of (usually) a combat environment.  Some exhibit skills that border on prescience.  Efforts, such as the OODA Loop, have been made to teach this as a skill set.

slick   (combat transport)
Air assault transport carrying only door guns as opposed to gunships.  Slicks are historically UH1 or UH60 (Huey or Blackhawk) helicopters.

sluchajcie   (Polish)
Attention!

SMA   (astrophysics / geometry)
Semi-Major and Semi-Minor Axis - denotes the longest and shortest radi in an elipse.  In astronomy an SMA is indicates the average orbital radi.

Smeagol   (fictional character / moon)
Nickname for small moon Sokol (falcon) orbiting Chernobyl in 83-Tau system. Smeagol is from the Lord of the Rings series.

SNAFU   (military-slang)
Situation Normal—All Fucked Up

SNN   (fictional SI time standard)
Scientific Notation and Navigation time standard - an ultra precise fictional atomic clock standard (TAG) with a Ceasium-133 cycle of 9.192,631,808, as opposed to TAI ending in 770, with cycles conveniently factorable by counts of eight (8/16/32/64/128/256/512) and subparced in zeptoseconds which is 0+21 decimal places.  (0.000,000,000,000,000,000,001)

SOI   (military)
Special Operational Instructions.

Sol   (astronomy)
Our Sun - one au from Earth (Sol-3).

sold american   (marketing-tobacco)
Lucky Strike radio jingle from the 1930s suggesting that the tobacco bought by American Tobacco Company is the best money can buy.

Somolia Slew   (nickname)
Gamer Steam ID for General, Charles Washington because of his Somolian roots.

SOP   (military)
Standard Operating Procedures.

Spooky   (military-fictional)
MAD nickname for troopers of the Annex.

SR71 - Blackbird   (military-aviation)   -LINK-
Mach 3+ reconnaissance aircraft notable for being the first aircraft with stealth technology.

SRAM   (fictional weapons system)
Sino-Russian Armored Mech(a) - Old style combat mech systems that ranged from a light 1-ton single user to 150-ton monstrosities.  In story SRAM is specific to the Ryazan-Tottori Mecha gk joint venture between Russia and Japan.

Sriracha-Aukh   (fictional star)
Red dwarf orbiting the K2 main star in the Second Hand system and named after the famous hot sause.  In this story so many red dwarfs have been named Sriracha that for official adoption a unique dilimiter (e.g. Alpha-Sriracha or Sriracha-Cinq) is required.  Note that this name competes with "Tobasco" which is common in the Hyades.

Sriracha-Mu   (fictional star)
Red dwarf companion orbiting Nyx, 18 Tau, and host star to planet Taiji.  Also named after the famous hot sause.  Mu for Greek letter, M.

Standard Model   (theoretical physics)   -LINK-
Theory in physics that combine all the known forces save for gravity.

Starship Troopers   (literature-scifi)   -LINK-
Revolutionary science fiction book from Robert A. Heinlein.  This work was influential to other great authors such as Joe Haleman in his book The Forever War.  Our reference is to troopers dropping from space in their armored space suits enclosed in capsules.

Steadman, Ralph   (fine arts)   -LINK-
Gonzo artist that illustrated most of Hunter S. Thompson's books.

STD   (science-medicine)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Steam   (gaming service)   -LINK-
Gaming content delivery provider for PC from VALVe.

Steel Annex   (organization / region-fictional)
1. The Pleiades.  2. Military force that was split off of the MAD to patrol areas outside of SCC sphere of influence.

Steel Chain   (region-fictional)
String of stars and asteroids in and around the Hyades.

stone coat   (Indian demon)
Seneca Indian mythical demon of frost-bitten man-eaters.

StuG   (historical tank)
Sturmgeschülz III, pernounced "sh-toog" in German, infantry assult gun that became a celebrated tank destroyer.  This squat turretless tank was the most produced armored fighting vehicle in WWII.  In story it is the name of the Ben-Gal tank built under license by the IMI, replacing the Wolverine.

suos cuique mos in   (motto in Latin)   -LINK-
The show must go on (Swedish Fighter Jet "ghost" Squadron No.1).

Super Pachanga   (restaurant mascot)  -LINK-
Big-eyed Fedora wearing mascot of La Pachanga in Havana, Cuba.

Super Squirrels   (military-fictional)
Nickname for Security Services assault-shock troops.  Their logo is a flying squirrel with a superman logo or just the superman logo with lighting bolts.

SWAG   (acronym)
Scientific Wild Ass Guess.

swingline   (military - fictional)
Nickname for dated cruiser design of the MAD that was the foundation of the SA battle platofrms and still used by the SS.

SYLN-b   (fictional cybernetic)
Symbiotically Linked Neuro-cybernetic - corporeal/physical cybernetic organism linked to a complex computer system such as the A.I. that controls a Battle Platform.  This physical-biological organism gives an A.I. the human experience and ability to interact as one—as opposed to the mechanical CLN (Cybernetically Linked Neuro-bot) androids made for "ghosts" that became illegal in almost all U.N. associated jurisdictions because of an infamous murder case.  In this instance the "b" SYLN for the SA are actual bio-bots and are considered alive.  The acronym for both CLN and SYLN were created to be pronounced "Cylon" for all the obvious reasons.

 

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T  "Tango"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter T.

TACGNOL   (internet meme)
Demonic reversie counterpoint to Long Cat meme (4chan)

tacnet   (technology-fictional)
Variant of the neuronet where the interface between technology and human beings is seamless.

TAG   (fictional SI time standard)
Galactic Atomic Time standard, in concert with the TAI standard, where the Ceasium-133 cycle is 9,192,631,808 for atomic clocks in static motionless space when compared to Earth TAI with a cycle ending in 770.  ASC is the Ceasium-133 analog signal, CAC is the digital representation of ASC, SNN (See SNN), and ACT being a new representation of Zulu time sepearate and not in synch with the UT (now UT8) standards.  (See chapter 45)

Taiji   (philosophy - fictional planet)
Chinese philosophy from where Yin/Yang originate.  Fictional planet orbiting red dwarf, Siracha Mu, the companion star to hot-blue Nyx, 18 Tau.  Taiji is tidally locked with a hot and cold side, and nicknamed McDLT.

TCRE35-H   (fictional IAU classification)
Fictional IAU planet classification for Terrestrial, Captured, Retrograde, Eccentric orbit (rounded off to 35 degrees from the orbital plane) readily Habitable and in reference to planet Arrakis orbiting U-Tau-c.

techlepathic   (science-fictional)
Telepathic communication with the aid of technology.

Technicolor   (theoretical physics)   -LINK-
Theories in physics that build off the Standard Model without the use of scalar Higgs fields.

Ten Klicks   (SA call sign)
Call sign for Angela Simmons awarded to her because she pulled off an impossible 10 kilometer (9,998 meters) shot with a BR1 rail gun.

t'es rien qu'un petit connard   (French insult)
You really are an asshole.

Third-Gen   (genetics-sexuality)   -LINK-
For third-gender, people know as hermaphrodites, they retain most the features of one gender, but have gentiles of the opposing, or of both male and female genders.  The most common variant are women with male genetalia.  Note that 3G's are often mistaken as transexuals.

throw about   (Aussie slang)
Reckless or flaunting behavior or mannor (usually with money).

Tiger Bitch   (SA call sign)
Call sign for Maria Ramirez awarded to her because she is ferocious and never lost a fight in training or during her early career as a corporal.  This sign was optioned because Babe Satan was already in use.

Tilly, Jennifer   (entertainment-film)
Actress known for her voluptuous "sex-kitten" act and Betty Boop voice.

TMZ   (entertainment-television)
Thirty Mile Zone - popular paparazzi program.

TO   (military / government)
1. Target and Objective.  2. Target of Opportunity.   3. (old) Table of Organization.

to lie in the grass   (games-STALKER)   -LINK- -LINK-
Best of all possible endings for the protagonist, Strelok, in the insanely difficult video game STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl.  The Russian IP (movie and game) were inspired by the book Roadside Picnic.

todo para Dios, y nada para el Diablo   (Spanish)
All for God, and nothing for the Devil.

tonne   (weights and measures)
Metric ton equalling 1000 kilograms.

torpedo   (fictional)
Designer drug used to enhance sexual pleasure for both sexes.  Taken orally or as a suppository.

Toubon   (France-law)   -LINK-
Law mandating the use of French in many aspects of French society and government—much to the delight of Académie française.

T'Pol   (entertainment-scifi)
Character from Star Trek Enterprise played by Jolene Blalock.

TPZ   (fictional zone)
Thirty Parcec Zone - area around the Earth system (Sol) from which the United Nations has control and the territories outside may opt out.

trash run   (military-slang)
Early to late morning logistical support mission or drop.

Trung Sisters   (historical-reference)
Sisters, Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, who led a rebellion against the Chinese for three years becoming heroines in modern day Vietnam.  Names of the destroyed Battle Platforms SA34 and SA35.

twilight-360   (orbital dynamics)
See: high-moon.

 

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U  "Uniform"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter U.

UN   (international relations)
United Nations.  Assembly of ambassadors (missions) from member states.  183 member states and 2 observers states as of 1998.  The observer missions are Switzerland and The Holy See.

un autre chapitre à la Chanson de Geste   (French)
Yet another chapter to the songs (i.e. chronicals) of heroic deeds.

UNOOSA   (international relations)
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.

Urchin Gnome   (military-fictional)
Code name for United Nations. NOTE: In the story the code name was assigned unaware of the true spelling of the word Gnome.

UT8   (fictional SI time standard)
Coordinated Universal Time - 8th Itteration. Note that the current UTC standard (previously GMT) is now the UT1 standard. (See Zulu) 

U-Turn   (astronomy - fictional locale)
Rendezvous and holding point out by HIP-27427 also known as U-Ey.

 

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V  "Victor"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter V.

va te faire enculer   (French-slang)
Go get fucked in the ass.

vaca marrón   (Spanish translation)
Brown Cow - coctail consisting of milk and Khalua (Khalua y leche) and sometimes spiked with vodka.

Vader   (SA call sign)
Call sign for Scott Rutledge awarded to him because he sounded like Darth Vader in his JACC and over the radio during flight training.

Vandenburg   (military-aviation)
Launch facility along the California coast.  Usually launches for the U.S. Military as well as NASA missions requiring a polar orbit.

VAWT   (electrical engineering)
Vertical Air Wind Turbine - generation fan.

vector   (aviation-navigation)
Navigational angle of direction.

Ventress, Asajj   (fictional character)
A Dark Force character from the Star Wars universe.  In the story personal neuronet interactive AI will have an avatar of one's choosing with most being fictional characters that have been fetishized—with Ahsoka Tano being the most popular.  Jacob preferred the edgier look and personality of Ventress when he was a kid and this carried over to his ChiP as an adult.

Verdun salient   (military history)   -LINK-
Battle on the Western Front in WWI.

VFOC and/or VFOM   (agricultural science)
Vertical Farming Operations Commercial or M for Mobile - Highly controlled envrironmental agricultural operations that take both the human element and high costs out of food production.  Meat for cultured production is humanely sourced from animals bred for alive "low impact" tissue-sample harvesting.

VFR   (aviation)
Visual Flight Rules.

VI   (military)
Visual Inspection (aka Victor-Idaho/Ida/India).

virtual particle   (science-quantum mechanics)
Particle and antiparticle pairs that pop into existance and annihilate each other in approximately 10-25 seconds.  Virtual particles can be observed by the Casimir effect.  The particle emissions (grayness) of a black hole is believed to be virtual partile pairs stripped from each other at the event horizon.

vora   (psychology-fetish)
Latin origin for vorous, a freakishly excessive sexual fetish involving the eating of others or being eaten in part or in whole.  This ties directly in with the guro sexual fetish which deals with mutilation, evisceration and even dismemberment leading to orgasim and death.

VR   (military)
Visual Reconnaissance (aka Victor-Romeo).

VTOL   (aviation)
Vertical Take Off and Landing.

Vulpis velox Sapphireous   (Genus wordplay)
Sapphire Swift Fox - and nickname of Sian Diego Ramirez-Graves in her baseball little league.

 

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W  "Whiskey"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter W.

w00t   (internet-slang)
A cheer in gaming that stands for "We Own the Other Team!"  Note that the "oh's" are actually zeros, and was the first word in history added to the dictionary with numbers in its spelling.

Wagylday   (fictional day of week - 83-Tau)
See:  Prypiat

waldo   (science)
Old style slang for remotely manipulated robotic arms.

Weinberg, Steve   (theoretical physics)   -LINK-
Physicist and Nobel laureate known for his work on the Standard Model and Technicolor theories to name a few.

WEP   (military-aviation)
War Emergency Power - archaic term for a throttle setting that exceeds normal (maximum) performance parameters.

wet dream   (neuronet-fictional)
Passive sexual encounter recorded and experienced through the neuronet interface.

who's on first?   (entertainment-comedy)   -LINK-
Comedy bit from Abbott and Costello where they identify the members of a baseball team with names such as Who, What, and I don't know!

WIA   (military)
Wounded In Action

Wild Weasel   (military-air combat)   -LINK-   -LINK-   -LINK-
Suppression of enemy air defense(s) mission (SEAD) where pilots will troll and bait SAM and gunner positions to fire so they can target them in turn.  In air combat, because of the risks, these pilots are brass-balled gods.

wonton   (fictional-military)
SA bomb/grenade for "one tonne" in explosive yeild.

WSO   (military-aviation)
Weapons Systems Operator/Officer - pernounced "wizzo" this person handles most weapons deployment during a fighter or attack sortie.  In this story the WSO function is managed by A.I. or "ghosts" (e.g. Bud) and is an actual position on gunship ops (i.e. Warthogs).

WormTrac   (military-fictional)
Wormhole/virtual particle Tracking.  An array that tracks the direction virtual-particles originate from and identifies the wornhole pathway. The triangulation from various arrays pinpoint the location of target.

 

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X  "X-Ray"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter X.

or  X'er   (bio-gender identity)   -LINK-
A biological cross-gender construct where the subject is physiologically and outwardly-female while having developed male genitalia, or visa-versa.  "X" is either a cultural identifier for cross-mixed gender (e.g. Japan) or legal flag for indeterminate gender as with passports (i.e. Australia & New Zealand).  Also known as Intersex or Hijra, Buck Angel (link above) is an example of an outward male w/female genitalia.  (see: Third-Gen)

Xena   (fictional AI)
Artificial Intelligence originally for unmanned fighters and now used for bots (e.g. combat droids) like the Hydra missile.  It has a collective (networked) interface that all instances learn from.

Xhemal sapian   (fictional alien)
Quarter-ton, feathered (Jamal) raptors form Second Hand.

XO   (military)
Executive Officer.

 

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Y  "Yankee"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter Y.

yard dog   (industry-transportation)
1. Guard dog.  2. Transportation term for non-road legal tractor or locomotive used for hossling or other support type work.

Yhi   (fictional star name)
Name for star HIP 17999.  Aboriginal solar goddess of light and creation.

YHWH   (ancient diety)
Tetragrammaton of the Hebrew god Yahuveh meaning "to be" or "to exist".  (see: lesser yhwh, the)

 

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Z  "Zulu"  (radio speak)
NATO phonetic code spoken for the letter Z.

za fstryé-tchoo   (Russian toast)
To our meeting.

za zda-ró-vye   (Russian toast)
To your health.

zajebiste   (Polish-slang)
Ill defined vulgar colloquialism best translated as "fucking awesome."

zipper   (military slang)   -LINK- -6:25- -LINK-
Rarly used nickname for the A10, in the story a "zipper" is any ship utilized for ground support gun runs.  The F303 was called "Pimzy" for PMZ (or Post Mortem Zipper) and the stretched out F308 was coined "Whispering Death" because you couldn't hear the damned thing come and were killed before hearing the zip/rip of the gun.  The HWG99 is the "Zipper Fest" because it has 4 heavy rotary cannon in this roll.

Zmeu   (demon-Eastern Europe)   -LINK-
Romainian vampire that enters rooms of sleeping women at night to seduce them.  A shapeshifter whose natural form is that of a dragon.  Name of star 83-Tau (SAO-93979).

Zone Of Avoidance - ZOA   (astronomy)
Area of space obscured by the nebula of the Milky Way that includies various galaxies, superclusters and the Great Attractor.

Zoot Suit   (fashion-subculture / nickname)   -LINK-
Baggy but stylish suit from the 1930's and '40's considered rebellious.  Nickname of notorious mobster/killer "Pete Suiters."

zulu time   (SI industry standard)   -LINK-
GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) at 0 longitude in Greenwich England and most commonly used by the military and aviation industry.  The designation has since transitioned to the UTC standard (now UT1), yet for this series it was moved to the fictional ACT output of the TAG standard.  (See TAG)

zygomatic   (medical-anatomy)
Bones below and to the outside of the orbits of the eye.

 

 
Wow, that took awhile to get throught, hu!  If you haven't noticed there are a number of hidden links in the glossary in case you want to dive a little deeper.  Poke around if you care too, but I suggest you get after the book while this stuff is still in your head—or you'll be back!

 
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