[LMB] List vocabulary question

Francis Turner francis.turner at gmail.com
Sat Aug 29 16:31:02 BST 2009


On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 4:27 PM, B. Ross Ashley<redlion at sff.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Aug 2009 19:49:34 -0700, "Meg Justus" <mmegaera at nwlink.com>
> wrote, inter alia:
>
>> I love shiny and use it occasionally.  Is it original to Firefly? which
>> is also where I got it.
>
> I picked it up from Kiki the easily-distracted-by-sparkly-bits ferret in the
> webcomic Sluggy Freelance http://sluggy.com/ , and I'd be willing to bet that's
> where Joss got it too. "Oooooh, shiny!"
>
> --

Sluggy no doubt would also explain how it got into John Ringo's
vocabulary for the looking glass books. (Which have maulkingly good
science in them though you might not recognize it between the action
scenes)


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