Friday February 14, 2003
Book 2: The Teraport Wars
Part V: Might Makes Right-of-Way

Transcript

Tagon:Ennesby, does this ship have a "fo'c'sle?"
Ennesby:Been talking to the outfitters' foreman, eh?
Tagon:It hurts my brain. Yes or no.
Ennesby:I'll say 'yes,' if you play fast and loose with the original definition.
Tagon:Fast and loose...
Ennesby:It's fascinating, yet simple to understand. You see, the etymology of modern spacecraft contractor-ese begins in sesquimillenial nautical terminology from the empire of "England."
Tagon:Use short sentences, or I'm giving you my headache.
Ennesby:'crew quarters.' Brand new. Bunk beds.