A Meeting of Minds - An Anne McCaffrey Discussion Forum  

Go Back   A Meeting of Minds - An Anne McCaffrey Discussion Forum > The Mezzanine > Games and Miscellany

Games and Miscellany Participate in word game threads, post jokes, share links to interesting websites or news stories. And watch out for hosts lobbing in topics that don't quite fit anywhere else!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old Apr 25 2009, 02:08 AM   #1
P'ter
Crafter

Craftmaster
 
P'ter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Wolverhampton
Gender: M
Fan of: Favorite?
Now Reading: avidly
Default word games - Brave New Words, a SF dictionary

For those who love words OUP have just brought out a new book ...

Quote:
Brave new words

As the general release of the new Star Trek movie approaches, this month's article explores how the language of science fiction has developed and how it has permeated mainstream language.
Read more: www.askoxford.com/worldofwords/wordfrom/brave_new_words
__________________
"Truth is stranger than fiction: fiction has to make sense." Leo Rosten.

"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
C. S. Lewis

"I find television very educational. Whenever somebody switches it on I go in the other room and read a book." (attributed to Groucho Marx)

The Pedants are revolting! (against bad grammar)
P'ter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25 2009, 08:42 PM   #2
Kugai
Crazy Kiwi Shoujo-Ai Fan
 
Kugai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Wellington NEW ZEALAND
Gender: M
Fan of: Tower and Hive Series
Now Reading: Whatever takes my fancy at the moment
Default Re: word games - Brave New Words, a SF dictionary

I'll have to look for that in the Bookshop.
__________________
JAMES THE
You can never have too much Coffee

Homepage
FreeBabylon5
FreeBabylon5 Website
Kugai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 5 2009, 04:48 AM   #3
Gwina
Talent Telempath-Healer
 
Gwina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Small town Alabama!
Gender: F
Fan of: white dragon, tower/hive
Now Reading: Insurgent, The Last Apprentice, Damia (again)
Default Re: word games - Brave New Words, a SF dictionary

Oxford dictionary, eh? Heck ya! I'm giddy about the new ST film...comin our this weekend.
__________________
"There's no explainin' East or West as they say in Bree." - LOTR
"The Answer to the Great Question . . . of Life, the Universe and Everything . . . Is . . . Forty-two."--Deep Thought
"Whatever zapped me seems to have burned off the outlived dross and stupidities any human collects along the way. I don't mind being two hundred and fifteen years old. In fact, it's fun, in a bizarre fashion."
Gwina is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Case of the Worn Words P'ter Exhibit Hall 15 Mar 4 2010 06:29 PM
The Writing on the Wall (Pern Fic) HarperBrandy Exhibit Hall 4 Aug 21 2007 10:19 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

A Meeting of Minds forum owned by Cheryl B. Miller.
All references to worlds and characters based on Anne McCaffrey’s fiction are copyright © Anne McCaffrey 1967-2008, all rights reserved, and used by permission of the author.