Here's a little something just for fun. Braineater Jones had a much shorter worldbuilding process than some of my other works, but I still stopped to make a glossary.
braineater – a derogatory term for all zombies, but used more specifically in the zombie community to mean a zombie nearing the five year mark where their minds collapse and they become mindless creatures; compare “dim” or “bub”
bring across – the process by which a zombie comes back from the dead; see also “turn”
bub – thinking zombies, of the type most of the characters are, prior to brain collapse brought on by insufficient alcohol use or the passage of time; compare “braineater;” see also “dim”
deadhead – most common term for zombies, as “zombie” was not in common usage until the 1960s, sometimes considered derogatory and less commonly used in the zombie community; compare “our kind”
dim – alternate term for “bub”
double dog dead – term used mostly by Braineater Jones to refer to a zombie’s destruction; compare “put down”
morgue mates – zombies killed or resurrected at the same time, sometimes considered to have fraternal or sexual relationships
put down – more common parlance for destroying a zombie; compare “double dog dead”
turn – alternate term for “bring across”
our kind, our community, and variations – euphemism used within the zombie community akin to “cosa nostra” in the mafia; compare “deadhead”
unbirth – the process of being turned, sometimes treated as a holiday in the zombie community, as in “Unbirthday”
unliving – collective term for zombies, relatively rare in the actual zombie community; see also “deadhead,” “our kind”
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