Every game has its lingo
I'm still playing the French java game Human Age because it requires about 30 seconds a day and almost always makes me writhe in silent laughter. I used to be a cave woman (our currency was goat kneecaps) but I evolved a while ago and now am an unmarried Celt (our currency now is troutheads). Yes, one is meant to get married in this game - horrors.
I do enjoy reading the things players post in the marriage advertisements* and the tribe newsletter (I'm an Egg Head**). Recently the newsletter had a short article about Kemal Ataturk, and right now it's mostly taken up with war news, as our chief is whipping everyone up to a frenzy in order to not suck so bad at P.E.s (punitive expeditions). This is the last age in which one may stay under the rainbow (not be affected by strife) and it's much tougher than in cave times, so things in the next age must be rough.
There are many of the same creatures to eat, except they have evolved a bit too. The fluffy ants which in Age 1 were used for making underpants now are stinky and live alone and are the cheap food of Age 2. I've been trained now to think "underpants" every time I see an ant, which I think is funny.
The Egyptian age tribe name for the Egg Heads is Khran Râ-Zeh. It was chosen by players as, "when reading Khran Râ-Zeh, it sounds like "Crâne Rasé", which means "Shaved head/skull." So, basically it looks and sounds Egyptian and even has Ra (the Sun God) incorporated in it and with EH at the end, and it's a superb play on words (shaven head > egg head)."
So an amusing 30 seconds a day, at least for me. I am easily amused and I find the whole game very silly, which is a plus.
*"I'm a troglo woman looking for the troglo man who I can share happiness and my life with! I'm caring, active and willing to do just about anything for the trogloman of my dreams! :)" Bwahahaha
"On Monday evening 18th of February, the exchange of rings between speesy and stoopid was officialised near the magic trout stream, the weather was cold and rainy. The friends and family were enchanted by the beautiful wedding and were very pleased to see the cod slapping competition."
**Other tribes include the Troglo-Phones, Frozen Feet, Hanging Dogs, Bursting Bellies, Caribou Sniffers.
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