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Some Lunar military slang:

Past the Line: South of the Deathline. Dragon Pass. "You been past the line, Bing? No? Then you don't know nothing."

Bing: A new recruit. Blessed New Guy. Also, a nice ripe cherry. 

Cherry: A new recruit. See Bing.

The Glow: The Lunar Empire proper. "I can't wait to get back to the Glow."

Argy Reb: Sartarite rebels. A combination of Rebellus Terminus and the common Sartarite name/honorific "Argrath." Varients: Argybargy, Argy Boys, A-Reb. "Alright, you mob. Let's show Argy Reb what's for."

Shinies: The Silver Shields. "Oi, thank the Moon. The Shinies are here." 

The Blow: Sartar. The counterinsurgency and the Southern Front in general. "Welcome to the Blow, Cherry. You watch me, you follow orders, or you're gonna cluding ascend before you know it." Also "Embrace the Blow." Accept your role in the counterinsurgency.

Blue Meanies: Sartarite Rebels. Sometimes just the Blues. "What's the matter, Yonus, love? Blue Meanies got you down?"

Blue on Blue: Sartarites killing other Sartarites. More generally, something that's not a big deal. "Centurion says we're supposed to shave, but you ask me, that're blue on blue down here in the Blow."

Thaddeus: The (hopefully imaginary) guy who's sleeping with your girl back home. "You still writing to your girl, Bing? I'm sure Thaddeus is keeping her nice and warm."

Apple: Local prostitute. "I sure could use a nice bite of Apple right now."

Poison Apple: Local prostitute in league with the rebellion. "Didn't you hear? Septimus took a bite from a Poison Apple. Argies left him hanging in an oak tree with his staff cut off."

Boomies: Lunar Magic College in general, the Crater Makers more specifically. "Clude the entire Blow. I say let the Boomies level the entire cluding place."

Cluded: Occluded. Messed up. A ubiquitous Lunar curse. "'Clude the cluding Army. We're all cluded, you ask me."

Purple Urple: A Sartarite convert to the Lunar Way. Red plus blue = Purple. Variant: PurplePurp. "Can't trust the Purple Urples, I say. Scratch 'em hard enough and most bleed blue."

Purp on Red: Attacks on the Lunars by supposed allied tribes. "I hear the second cohort got ambushed by the Mangies. Purp on Red, you're still dead."

Mangies: Telmori Wolf People. "You sleep with a Mangie girl, you're gonna get fleas."

Ascend: To die. "Moment of silence for Validus. He ascended last night from the Shakes. Remember to wash your cluding hands before you eat and stay away from the cluding Apples or you'll join him right quick. Memorial service is at Seventh Hour."

Provies: Units from the Provincial Army. Tarshites in general. "Provies are about as reliable as the weather down here. Blow this way and that and never where you need them."

We Are All Us: A Lunar religious saying. Used sarcastically to mean "We're doomed" or "This is messed up" or "Here we go again." "We're outnumbered, they know the terrain, it's cluding pissing rain, their gods hate us, we're twenty leagues from the Red Zone, and it's getting dark. We Are All Us, right lads?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MORE LUNAR ARMY SLANG:

Floggers: Soldiers from the Danfive Xaron punishment brigades. "Don't let the Floggers catch you out of the Red Zone without a pass or you'll end up one of them."

Smoothhead: Devotee of the Red Moon. Also Smooth. "Oi, Centurion says we let anything happen to the Smooth we're escorting, and he'll cluding ascend us himself."

Yan-tar: An all expression of enthusiasm, alertness, and general luno. Also sometimes a battle cry. From Yanafal Tarnils. "Yan-tar, Centurion! We have the greatest enthusiasm for the mission. We Are All Us!" 

Luno: The hard-charging, motivated, spit-and-polish attitude of the ideal Lunar soldier. The mark of a true believer. "That centurion has so much cluding luno he pisses moonjuice."

Blue Moon Party: A completely inexplicable, high risk mission that seems to serve no tactical or strategic purpose. Probably magical in nature. "So we're supposed to sneak some Smooths into the Troll Ruins on Zorak Zoran High Holy Day. Cluding Blue Moon Party you ask me. Well, We Are All Us, I suppose."

Sunny: Tatius the Bright, Governor-General of Dragon Pass. "Sunny's got such a hard-on for that Argy down in Whitewall. I wish they'd just fuck and cluding leave us out of it."

Himself: General Fazzur Wideread, former Governor-General of Dragon Pass. "I miss Himself. He had brains and luno, he did."

Herself: Kallyr Starbrow, leader of the Sartarite rebels. "I saw Herself with my own eyes at Aurochs. The snow melted under her feet and even the Boomies couldn't touch her."

Corflued: Screwed over by the Army. Given a crappy assignment, sent to a punishment detail. Short for Sent to Corflu. "Oi, lads. We clude this one up, we'll all end up either ascended or Corflued."

Blooms and Pests: Rhyming slang for "Plumes and Crests." The officer corps. The people who give the orders. Also Blooms or Pests alone. "Rumor is Blooms and Pests are planning something big. So be ready to march at a moment's notice. We Are All Us, right lads?"

The It: The Crimson Bat. Using Its full name aloud is considered bad luck. Also sometime just "It." "I hear The It is headed to the Blow. Them Blues are fucked now."

It Shit: Sacrifices for the Bat. "Orders are to capture as many Blue Meanies alive as possible. Sounds like the Pests need some It Shit."

 

 

 

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The term "Halcyon days" applied sarcastically to the rule of Halcyon var Enkorth in New Pavis.

Also "go chew your father's foreskin into a blanket", an Agimori way of telling a woman that she is being a disgusting hag.

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"He'd quack a fowl joke at Duck Point" - Someone with little sense of occasion or scant respect for hospitality.

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"Trust a ram before a snake, and a snake before a bat, and a bat before a [epithet]

Solar pantheon insult where you insert the profession / nationality / familial-relationship characterising the person that you are angry with. 

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Being called  a "walker" is a grave insult among the Hyalorings. You can even see it in one scene in Six Ages, with an additional rude gesture (curling up your fingers and "walking" them across your other hand).

I suspect this one might've survived into the later eras in Peloria.

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2 minutes ago, JanPospisil said:

Being called  a "walker" is a grave insult among the Hyalorings. You can even see it in one scene in Six Ages, with an additional rude gesture (curling up your fingers and "walking" them across your other hand).

I suspect this one migth've survived into the later eras in Peloria.

Or Pent.

Possibly with the added meaning of "slave".

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24 minutes ago, JanPospisil said:

Being called  a "walker" is a grave insult among the Hyalorings. You can even see it in one scene in Six Ages, with an additional rude gesture (curling up your fingers and "walking" them across your other hand).

I suspect this one migth've survived into the later eras in Peloria.

My Grazelander uses "I'll be a stander's cow man!" as an expression of incomprehension and disbelief.

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