Bad words

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Wed Jul 10 17:38:54 UTC 2002

On Tue, 9 Jul 2002, James A. Landau wrote:

#               Another indirect slur, which I have seen on this very
#list, is to use the term "sci-fi" to a science fiction fan.  Them's
#fighting words.

It depends. This is an ever-green topic, like a weed, on the newsgroup, and probably lots of other sf-related groups
that I don't follow. (Filk is the music of sf fandom.) Lots of us think
that the argument is old and pointless, and say "chacun a` son gou^t".
Some reserve the name "scifi", spelled thus and pronounced "skiffy", for
certain styles or content.

-- Mark A. Mandel, The Filker With No Nickname

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