[LMB] SF for various generations

M. van Spanje mvanspanje at home.nl
Tue Dec 29 12:56:22 GMT 2015


Ah yes, I know Jeeves!
(I would have used bejeevesing. Or, on topic Baing.)
Thank you.

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From: M. Haller Yamada
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To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] SF for various generations

Mieke: 'Jeevesing' ????

Micki: Yeah! Isn't English grand? I think it might be in CVA; Gwynne was
using it,
although only as a noun, or as a verb, I'm not sure. I don't think I have
the
creativity to make up new verbs, although I'm happy to use them if I like
them.


Jeeves is a famous butler to Bertie Wooster in P.G. Wodehouse's comic
masterpieces.
He was a very superior servant, and actually smarter than his master.


To Jeeves: the act of creating a superior servant through DNA manipulation
(although, I will stretch it to mean creating superior servants through
nurture
manipulation -- brainwashing, education, what have you).


I Jeeves, you Jeeves, he/she/it/xe Jeeves (Jeeveses?) etc. Jeevesing could
be any
number of things. The act of creating a Jeeves, the act of being a Jeeves.
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