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'''Frimp''' is a mild derogatory, innocuous term. It is a Colonial term to denote a person who is ill-informed or performs an act of idiocy. It is the Earth equivalent of "idiot" or "moron".
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The only Colonial that uses it extensively is [[Starla]]. She calls a fellow [[Super Scout]] a frimp when describing an apple from the scout handbook Troy procured ([[The Super Scouts, Part I]]) and she later asks her fellow Scouts if [[Marcy]] is a frimp at the [[Griffith Park Observatory]] ([[The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I]]).
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== Notes ==
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* The term "frimp" originates from the 1970 publication of [[Robert A. Heinlein]]'s science fiction novel, ''[[w:I Will Fear No Evil|I Will Fear No Evil]]''. In the book, the term is a verb used to denote "every possible way to copulate&mdash;every possible way to hook up two or more bodies&mdash;and number&mdash;of any sex, or combinations of all six sexes. Includes far-out combinations that are shocking and outrageous."<ref>{{cite_web|url=http://www.urbangeek.net/geek/dictionary/geekspeakd-f.html|title=Geek Speak dictionary|date=|accessdate=7 January 2007|last=|first=|format=|language=}}</ref>
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Revision as of 00:00, 8 January 2008

Frimp is a mild derogatory, innocuous term. It is a Colonial term to denote a person who is ill-informed or performs an act of idiocy. It is the Earth equivalent of "idiot" or "moron".

The only Colonial that uses it extensively is Starla. She calls a fellow Super Scout a frimp when describing an apple from the scout handbook Troy procured (The Super Scouts, Part I) and she later asks her fellow Scouts if Marcy is a frimp at the Griffith Park Observatory (The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I).

Notes

  • The term "frimp" originates from the 1970 publication of Robert A. Heinlein's science fiction novel, I Will Fear No Evil. In the book, the term is a verb used to denote "every possible way to copulate—every possible way to hook up two or more bodies—and number—of any sex, or combinations of all six sexes. Includes far-out combinations that are shocking and outrageous."[1]

References

  1. Geek Speak dictionary (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 7 January 2007.