This is a collection of all the slang and jargon used in the Aftermath series.
Before: the time before the nuclear war and end of civilization in
Blacksoul: an evil person
Blitzoid: totally destroyed
Burn fly: a mutated housefly with a painful, burning bite
Calico: excellent, beautiful
Chinch bugs: radioactive insects, their bite makes bitten appendages swell up and eventually burst.
Chren: irradiated mold. Very dangerous if inhaled, but prized for experiments in mutagenics
Gee-see (GC): Geiger counter
Hum-tunes: music made up and passed by word of mouth between people
Instruct: a computer program for electronic devices
Mudscrape: a wanderer (derogatory)
Molerat: a person living outside Cambridge (used only in Cambridge)
‘Munculus bot: a type of small, multi-purpose robot first designed in 2077. From the word “homunculus”
Myoolbot: a robot in the form of a hunch-backed human, approximately 6 feet tall. Specialized for lifting and carrying.
Phreg: a moron, dumb person
Reaper birds: large, mutated crows. Very aggressive.
Scrygging: adjective, intensifier, used as a curse
Trill: A powerful, cheap drug that induces euphoria and uncontrollable laughing
Twisted: crazy or obsessed
Windrin…Iffa please: ritual greeting exchange of wanderers coming into camp.
The first is said by the residents; the second by the newcomer. Comes from “Are you wandering in (just for the night)?” “Yes, if you please.”
Witcher: a pirate or bandit from Ipswich