Existents: Naming things

Aside from naming people, I tend to want to find slick / common use names for things in the fantasy or science fiction short stories I write.

The logic behind this is that:

  • folks who have to use certain terms on a daily basis will probably find ways to shorten the names for things and still remain clear (hence acronyms and other devices);
  • a different time and place will have a different set of terms and criteria for what is cool or interesting or funny or acceptable.
The former comes from my experience in the computer industry and business, while the latter comes from the subcultures of geekdom AND being from the Philippines (where people think it's funny to name your kid Edgar Allen Pe, or name a store "Cooking Ng Ina Mo").

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