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Erich Cranor
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Does it bug anyone else that you can't really -cide zombies since they aren't alive and the name really should be Zombilysis? Yeah...I didn't think so.

Anyway, looking forward to finally playing tonight.
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That's the oddest complaint I've heard about this game yet.

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Less grammatically correct but more accurate based on early session reports: Zombisnack.

(aside from scenario #2... which might be Zombroken)

On the bright side, very few BGGers who have actually played the game have claimed it should be called Zombisucks... which is a good sign.
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iNano78 wrote:
On the bright side, very few BGGers who have actually played the game have claimed it should be called Zombisucks... which is a good sign.
That would be a vampire game...
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VAMPIRE ZOMBIES!!
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Loophole Master wrote:
VAMPIRE ZOMBIES!!


That sounds like a horrible idea for the next Underworld movie...
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I almost didn't back the game due to my experiences with suicide. I think they could have picked a better name, but they never asked me.

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You always have the option of trying to reason out with the zombies...
Why, next time maybe you should try that... stick around and explain it to the zombies
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pomander wrote:
Loophole Master wrote:
VAMPIRE ZOMBIES!!


That sounds like a horrible idea for the next Underworld movie...

You are not thinking mainstream enough.

I can already imagine it: Twilight - Breaking Dawn of the Dead, now with sparkling vampire zombies!

If that's not going to be a major blockbuster I am going to eat your brains! zombie
 
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For whatever it's worth, zombies are the *living* dead.

You can still kill them. So, zombie . . . cide.
 
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Maybe they're voodoo zombies...
 
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They can cide you . . .
 
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turtleback wrote:

I almost didn't back the game due to my experiences with suicide. I think they could have picked a better name, but they never asked me.



I fairly certain Zombicide is a play on words with genocide and not suicide, considering the zombies aren't killing themselves. Where Heroes are killing off all the zombies so they are causing a mass genocide of the zombie "race." Just sayin.
 
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Ronway wrote:
turtleback wrote:

I almost didn't back the game due to my experiences with suicide. I think they could have picked a better name, but they never asked me.



I fairly certain Zombicide is a play on words with genocide and not suicide, considering the zombies aren't killing themselves. Where Heroes are killing off all the zombies so they are causing a mass genocide of the zombie "race." Just sayin.


Thanks that helps.
 
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Agree. It's the use of the Latin "cide" suffix as a general term meaning to cause death.

Definitely appreciate the sensitivity, but there are many applications of the suffix, beyond suicide. Example:
http://wordinfo.info/unit/2782/

Personal favorites are:
floricide - one who kills flowers
legicide - a destroyer of laws
piscicide - fish-slayer
temporicide - the killing of time
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Threadicide.
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