Slang

From Elite Wiki
  • Abbo dabbo: "space madness"; Witchspace psychosis
  • Annie: an Anaconda
  • Blues: police
  • Bug: Thargoid
  • C-monkey: a spacer (pilot or crewman -- usually specifically human or humanoid)
  • Cobby: a Cobra (usually followed by "One" or "Three", to distinguish a Cobra Mark I or a Cobra Mark III)
  • Dancing the Tionisla Two-Step: deceased
  • Dock-jock/Dock jockey: station dockmaster
  • Doughnut: a Torus station
  • Downer: a fuel leak
  • Ferdy: a Fer-de-Lance
  • Fuzzball: a ship surrounded by a fuzzy electrostatic corona. Commonly associated with extensive, successive E.C.M. System use.
  • Hardhead: an ECM Hardened Missile
  • Iron ass: a heavily shielded ship
  • Jameson: an inexperienced pilot
  • Kiss the stars/kiss the sun: sunskimming
  • Lollipop: a flag on a flight grid scanner
  • Press space, commander: see Dancing the Tionisla Two-Step above
  • Quarksman: an engineer (usually highly skilled)
  • Randomius Factoria: a deity invoked in The Dark Wheel and elsewhere. The god/dess of chance/luck?
  • Rock-jock/Rock jockey: an asteroid miner
  • Scutter: a low-grade technician
  • Slim/Slim Jim: a Cobra Rapier
  • Spacer: noun, generic term for a person who lives a predominantly spacebound existence, opposite to a planetbound existence.
  • Sparkler: a plasma cannon
  • Squawk: distress call
  • Squealer: an ECM
  • Sucker: a planet-dweller
  • Sunshine: Quirium
  • Tagalong: any ship which uses another ship's wormhole to make a witchjump to the same destination

Links

  • Fiction where you will find the slang used!
  • Original source: Disembodied: on the BB, also Selezen's critique of the point of a list!
  • Spacer lexicon and glossary 4 page thread from 2007