Friday February 14, 2003
Book 2: The Teraport Wars — Post Post-Dated Check Loan


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.