All caps important. Exclamatoy. All capitals.
Arbitrary True For purposes of navigation, the assigned 12 o’clock position on the station.
Axel the ten mile long zero gravity hub of the station
Black wall screens similar to a touch screen on a tablet, but made of Dino-Glass that coats nearly all unused surfaces of the station. They are like public computer terminals with access to pretty much all the information in the station if you have the right passwords and accounts. Most sensitive information requires biometric input to access, which can include: eye scans, fingerprints, breath analysis, blood analysis, voice ID, etc. When not in use, most of them show ads. Since most people have video devices, most black walls will pick up and display events from nearby video devices if it’s algorithms detect newsworthy happenings.
Beamer a laser gun made by BeamerCorp, one of the major military/police manufacturers on the station.
Bishop roughly equivalent to a mayor
Borges middle class, desperate to become high class, enjoy looking down on and using denizens of the slum sphere.
Cerefex tough metalastic fabric
Conapt small movable modular apartment unit as opposed to permanent structures called permapts
Creds term for the most common form of money, exists only in accounts and over the nets
Dag cool or swell or neato or whatever
Dino-Glass a nearly unbreakable clear metal/plastic substance that much of the station is made of.
Evil Fingers index and middle fingers held together and pointed vaguely over the head of the target. It is sign language for, “I’m going to vent you into space fool.”
Fid alien race, short, dress all in white
Flab What people without regular weirld access call the weirld
Frampled Who knows… I mean it sounds like frazzled, so it’s probably sort of like that. These kids and their slang. Sheesh
Genetic Stowaway person born of a woman after she got impregnated by having sex with a man with no genetic manipulation involved. Children born naturally.
Grant sure, I agree, fine,
Hamlet person who engages in intercourse with his mom
Jerry button what poor people call it when rich people interact with their tech interfaces in what appear to non techies as nonsensical movement of the hand and eyes.
Johnium strong metal alloy created by some guy named John
Kras originated from Vonnegut’s karass, slang for a gang or tribe. Has connotations of a voluntary family, a closeness and a willingness to sacrifice for each other at least from within. Term for violent roving packs of homeless kids in affluent spheres and wheels.
Ladar Slang term for laser positioning and mapping systems
Leper can mean something is cool, or disgusting, depending on the context
Leper Cheese a major fast food franchise
Mad seriously, no kidding
Manooway short for Man Who Ate Japan, exasperated slang, similar to “Oh My God!” The Man Who Ate Japan was what people called the man who used nanotechnology to turn into an enormous kaiju and destroy the Earth hundreds of years ago. Facts about his story are hidden and rare, stories and myths abound.
Magrunner a hover vehicle that uses magnetic waves to hover around the station
Metalastic any of many forms of metal/plastic/ceramic mixtures and alloys
Moist brand new, esp with technology
Mutard offensive slang, mentally retarded mutant
Nano-Computers an amorphous swarm of nano-bots, connected by webs of neutrino transmissions, forming a massive computer brain that engulfs the entire station. People refer to their terminals as nano computers, but it is really all one connected thing.
Orientation Rings rings and handles placed on surfaces, vehicles, and clothing, (also sometimes implanted in people’s skin like subcutaneous piercings) that people can hold onto with their hands or feet in zero gravity areas.
Papal Agency governing body of the station. One pope for each wheel. Plus a few others
Pennywise masturbation. Variations include but are not limited to: Pennied, penn, killed my pen, anything about a pen. Nobody writes with pens anymore.
Permapt permanent apartment. A structure welded on the basic structure of the station as opposed to movable modular units called conapts.
PIGS Papal Investigation Gurrella Soldiers, mindless. Soulless, programmable monsters raised and housed in boot camps at the end of 5g spires that extend far from the station’s core. Incredibly strong and devoid of emotion. Or so they say. There are rumors of the societies they form at the end of their spires, but who can go and look? Or would want to?
Punched the clown masturbation
Ratcher rat killing robot drone. I totally stole this from issue 2 or 3 of TMNT.
Red Engineer anti establishment hero of folk tales. Outlaw tech repair-man, who fixes glitches for the poor and downtrodden and plants viruses in the tech of the powerful and rich. Stolen without shame from the DeNiro character in Terry Gilliam’s Brazil
Saint gengineered animal with only basic brainstem programmed to get perfect amount of exercise to make the meat ideal for consumption. Looks like a large land walrus. Feels no pain.
Satyrday I’m not explaining this one. Maybe later. It’s some sick stuff.
Scrat a rat with flaps to aid in gliding, like a flying squirrel, but a rat.
Shrinknet constricting net used to detain prisoners by PIGs
Skirl sex slave, also slang for wimp or homosexual, used as a cutdown.
Spack popular and cheap speed drug for poor people sometime side effect of partial intangibility often causes grisly deaths
Sphere one of eight residential areas
Splicer person with animal or plant DNA spliced in with their own to in order to alter their phenotype drastically.
Stakes slang term for plastic station credits. Physical money.
Sto Something that some kids say. No one over 15 knows what it means… if it means anything at all.
Ventilation Season slang for a mass slaughter
Venting because of the fear of getting blown into space, equal to ‘fucking’ in our time, though fucking is still used as a retro term. Also the venting of gas from the anus, double meanings. Some people use it like a comma. Considered very profane.
Weirld The virtual reality world that most rich people live in, most middle class people visit as often as possible, and most poor people have disdain for. Nothing is impossible, everything is permissible, and there are no regrets… or are there?
Wheel one of nine large wheels of the station. Political and business centers. Mercantile Wheel, Admin Wheel, etc.
Wing-Shirt a shirt with flaps under the arms to help navigate in zero gravity