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The books of the Ender's Game series contain various forms of slang. Most are words in other languages. Almost all the slang was invented by Battle School students, hence why it is also invariably called Battle School Slang. Other words were used on the Lusitania colony, 3000 years after Battle School was around.

List of Slang Edit

  • Bicho - Portuguese for "animal".
  • Buggers - A pejorative term for the Formics.
  • Crew - Used by street orphans in Rotterdam, has a meaning close to "group".
  • Doll Back - From the Russian word "dolbak", means someone who is a screw-up, who can't do anything right.
  • Dr. Device, or Little Doctor - A loose term to refer to the Molecular Detachment Device. (M.D. Device, hence Doctor Device)
  • Dull Bob - From the Russian word "dolbaeb", means an idiot.
  • Eemo - From the Japanese word "imo(いも, potato)", used to refer to someone who's a hick, who's out of it.
  • Emossin - From the Japanese slang "imasen"(a thousand things are missing), means half-baked, lousy, fifth-rate.
  • Farteater - The name is self-explanatory.
  • Frozen - To have one's Flash Suit immobilized in battle.
  • Iced - To be expelled from Battle School.
  • Jeesh - From the Arabic word for "army", means a Battle School Army.
  • Kuso - From the Japanese word "kuso(糞,くそ, shit)", meaning shit.
  • Launchie - Someone who is in their first few years at Battle School.
  • Piggies - A pejorative term for the Pequeninos.
  • Thawed - To have one's Flash Suit un-frozen in battle, usually only happens in practice sessions.
  • The Nets - The name for the Internet during the 22nd century.
  • Third - A derisive term for someone with two older siblings during the time of the Hegemony's population laws.
  • Toon - Derived from platoon, used to describe a lower division of command in Battle School Armies.

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