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Battle School Slang

Postby irnstad » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:47 pm

I wanted to put together a list of all the Battle School slang and what each of them means.

Word: Ho
Meaning: Hello
Origin: unknown
In a sentence: Ho, Ender.
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Postby Bean_wannabe » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:12 pm

Word: Kudos
Meaning: S***
Origin: Chinese
In a sentence: Kudos to that

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Postby chromesthesia » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:32 pm

Word: Kudos
Meaning: S***
Origin: Chinese
In a sentence: Kudos to that
Not Kudos, kuso. And it's Japanese! Sorry...

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Postby Bean_wannabe » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:13 am

Don't be picky
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Postby chromesthesia » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:50 pm

I know. But I wanted to show off my nerdy knowledge of random Japanese. :twisted:

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Postby ^Peter » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:20 pm

Word: Jeesh
Meaning: army
Origin: Arabic
In a sentence: Bean and Petra were part of Ender's jeesh.

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Postby Jeesh_girl15 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:29 am

Oomay
Meaning: Jerk
Origin: Swahili
In a Sentence: Oh, don't be such an oomay.

Greeyaz
Meaning: worthless trash
Origin: Russian
In a sentence: That is such greeyaz.
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Postby Tungsten » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:39 am

Word: Jeesh
Meaning: army
Origin: Arabic
In a sentence: Bean and Petra were part of Ender's jeesh.
Sorry guy, but jeesh is a take on the russian word "geez" meaning the grouping of force into an element or formation.

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Postby Jeesh_girl15 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:06 am

Sorry, dude, but i think ^Peter is right.

Here, check this out:http://web.archive.org/web/200009010713 ... chool.html

It says that "Jeesh" is Arabic from "Jaish". But the Russian explanation does make sense. Sorta.
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Postby Aesculapius » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:21 pm

I don't have any of the books with me and I can't remember any others but I just wanted to say how much like the word "Kuso."

I use it around my friends a lot, too. That, and Oomay.
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Postby Jeesh_girl15 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:24 pm

Haha, nice. I sometimes do that to. And eemo.
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Postby Aesculapius » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:30 pm

Oh yeah!! I love using Battle School slang on people who haven't read it. It's amusing to watch their frustration when they try to get me to tell them what it all means.
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Postby Jeesh_girl15 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:35 pm

Exactly! It's really funny. :D Like someone will say something I don't agree with, and I'll be all, "That's a bunch of Kuso" and they have no idea what I'm talking about.
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Postby Eskarina » Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:08 am

Well, using words like 'kuso' would surprise not so many of my friendly-geeky friends, as they happen to be if not anime fans, then in quite some knowledge of Japanese. So no help there, and I'd come across a bit as harsh, I guess. But there are other words that work, just... Not this one particularly.
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Postby Lusitania_Fleet » Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:10 pm

Mierda. Bullshit. Don't give a crap where it came from.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:28 pm

If I recall correctly, they actually use the Latin (or Italian or Portuguese) "merda," rather than the Spanish "mierda."
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Postby sauer070 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:57 pm

I have just gotten into the Ender series and it is definitely one that draws you in quick. While looking through all of these posts, I found the topic of a Battle School slang to be especially interesting. It just adds so much more meaning to the story to know what this lingo actually means and where it comes from. From looking at all the posts, the slang has origins in English, Japanese, Arabic, Swahili, Russian, Latin, and unknown. This really shows how integrated the IF is concerning their recruits from around the world. These countries have not been known for cooperation throughout history. The only way this slang could be imbedded in the Battle School is to have an extremely diverse population at the school. The IF only takes the best of the best from the entire world regardless of their origins and for them to believe that Ender was the only chance they had speaks volumes on his abilities.

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Postby neo-dragon » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:42 pm

The recently released Authorized Ender Companion has a super comprehensive list of Battle School slang. Over 60 terms with meanings and linguistic origins.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:51 pm

They're paying you to be on Pweb and push OSC stuff, aren't they?
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Postby neo-dragon » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:19 pm

Have I mentioned that OSC books make great Christmas gifts? Get them wherever Tor books are sold!
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Postby perspicacious.emperor » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:07 pm

It's interesting how the slang isn't used as much in Battle School as much as it's used after the war.

Now I just need to recruit someone and convert him or her to OSC fiendhood and then we can go around talking in Battle School Slang.

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Postby Peterlover14 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:40 pm

I kinda wanna start using battle school slang in everyday conversations. but every one would give me mierda about it. Except maybe here...
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Postby Jeesh_girl15 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:16 am

Definitely. But these aren't just your ordinary everyday conversations... They are super awesome special conversations between the Elite Ender's Game loving fan club (maybe I stretched that a bit much...)
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Postby Peterlover14 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:18 pm

haha. Well I'm just glad to be talking to people who have read all the books. Nobody else I know has read them. Or hasn't read them recently...
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Postby Aesculapius » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:15 pm

That's exactly how I discovered this amazing forum. I was lonely, not being able to share my love of Ender's Game because not everyone I know has read it and those who do (we read for English class) don't like it.
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Postby Peterlover14 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:33 pm

I know! Or they just didn't read it at all. Aes, I know. God, this is odd were like soulmates:)
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Postby Lusitania_Fleet » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:16 am

I was just trying to find a list of battle school slang. Honestly though, in relation toender mosto f the people on here are ignorant asfar as im concerned. The philosophy forum, thats were its at.
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Postby Peterlover14 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:39 am

Ignorant?
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Postby Lusitania_Fleet » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:37 pm

I pride myself on my Ender fandom. Above all. And there's a lot of people that just don't exemplify what an Ender fan should be.
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Postby Peterlover14 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:36 pm

Like?
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Postby Jeesh_girl15 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:28 pm

I think we should be offended...
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Postby Peterlover14 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:58 pm

I think so. Geez some people are rude...
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Postby Lusitania_Fleet » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:15 pm

Is what I do. You'll get used to it, I'm sure.

That wasn't directly aimed at anyone though. Guilty conscience?

w/e. Doesn't matter. What was this thread? slang and al? Woohoo. Hail Ender.
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Postby Peterlover14 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:09 pm

Were doing the nomenclature in chemistry( it's probably the only thing I understand in that class) and there was a chemical equation that said

CuSO

It reminds me of kuso everytime I see it.
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Postby perspicacious.emperor » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:26 pm

My friend who just finished EG and is on ES greeted me with "Ho."

I feel happy 8D


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