Monday, February 06, 2006

Sci-Fi Citations

Browsing the Beeb's website for Balderdash and Piffle, I came across this link which is just fabulous! If you have a geeky desire to explore the origins of sci-fi terminology then this is the site for you. If you can dredge from your reading knowledge antedating information on terms used, then you will be much valued by this site and by extension the Oxford English Dictionary.

Go on: you always wanted to be an etymologist...

5 comments:

AnnaWaits said...

I think my definition of science fiction is different to theirs - no death star? No Ziggy?!!

Paul said...

I am not a big fan of science fiction, but cudos.

AnnaWaits said...

By Ziggy I meant the computer in Quantum Leap, by the way, but Stardust works just as well thinking about it...!

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Ha ha ha - Ziggy as in Quantum Leap! Brilliant ref Anna...

AnnaWaits said...

I used to bash my calculator on the side just like Al... ah happy days.