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The Geenee missile

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:55 pm
by TheKangaroo
I just thought I'd share this smirk I just realised: in Critical Mass there is a nuclear missile by the name of Geenee available. It was just brought to my attention again that a 1.5kt nuclear missile for air-to-air use produced in the US since the 1950s was codenamed 'Genie', which sounds terribly close, doesn't it? I know there's no relation as such, but the coincidence made me smile nonetheless.

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:15 pm
by the space predator
Funny... :D

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:34 pm
by Fusion_power
And you didn't know that the Straylians are Australians and the Merikons are Americans and the Rykurn are Africans and the Zyan are Asians?

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:25 pm
by the space predator
I don't see the link beetween Rykurn and African

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:39 pm
by Sketchy
I actually never spotted the Zyan / Rykurn connections (the other two are obvious).
I guess it means I've been pronouncing them wrong all this time.
Ryckurn = "rik-un", not "riy-kur-n"
Zyan = "zh-un" or "zee-un", not "ziy-an"

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:17 am
by the space predator
for someone like me, zyan is easy to see, in french, the prononciation is close to the good one.

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:20 am
by Joystick_Hero
Fusion_power wrote:And you didn't know that the Straylians are Australians and the Merikons are Americans and the Rykurn are Africans and the Zyan are Asians?
Well, now I feel terrible for always playing Ryckurn. I'm a traitor to my country. :(