Soimichiro Watanabe (hitokiri_darkscythe@yahoo.com)
Thu, 20 Jul 2000 05:30:43 -0700 (PDT)


> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org
> [mailto:owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org]On
> > > Behalf Of Richard Holman
> > > Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 19:15
> > > To: gundam@aeug.org
> > > Subject: Re: [gundam] Ex-S Gundam

~snip~

> > Actually, "Spacy" is a word unto itself, not a
> contraction. It proceeds
> from
> > the English words for a land-based force and a
> sea-based force, thus:
> >
> > Army = land force
> >
> > Navy = sea force
> >
> > Spacy = space force
> >
> > "Space" includes the sky and thus the air forces,
> sparing us from
> "Airy"....
> >
> >
> > I myself would've used "Astry" for the aerospace
> forces, which allows the
> use of
> > the word "astral" analagous to the word "naval"
> for sea forces.
> >
> > The leads into another interesting bit of
> nomenclature. Land forces
> carried on
> > a naval vessel -- an army under naval jurisdiction
> -- are called Marines.
> If
> > the spacy (or astry) serves the same function as a
> navy, operating from
> ships in
> > open space, what do we call the shipboard armies
> who enter, subdue, and
> occupy
> > space and lunar colonies?

lunar colonies?

Looney, er, I meant Luny. ^_^

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