If there is one great thing to celebrate about the cyberpunk gaming community, it is the fact that we celebrate equal opportunity in our slang. We don’t care what book, movie or game the slang came from, as long as it fits the genre, we will welcome it, use it, and abuse it. We even catalog it, with cyberpunk genre slang dictionaries appearing in the early 1990's.
But with the web’s nearly living nature, with web pages like living cells that appear, grow, wither, die and vanish, these slang lexicons changed over two decades as well, appearing in literally hundreds of different iterations.
To help keep everything structurally organized while redeveloping Neo-City, it has become necessary to produce my own slang dictionary, built from those many, many prior variants and further expanded with slang from the Neo-City setting.
So heavily grounded in the efforts of other, this dictionary is a free item in the Neo-City Archives line, as well as being one of the few products one can expect to be regularly updated. Version 1.0 of this product contains more than 1,500 entries.
The current edition is Version 1.1
Version 1.1: Uploaded 6 June 2012. Includes about 100 new entries, mostly Chinese slang to reflect the Chinese economic ascendancy of the 2000's, much as Japanese slang reflected Japanese ecomonic ascendancy in the 1980's. Expanded to 38 pages.
Version 1.3: Uploaded 5 January 2013. Now in excess of 2,200 entries spanning 50 pages. More spy jargon, military slang, lots of ethnic slang ranging from Chinese and Korean to Russian to Australian to help fill out your simulations of cityspeak.
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