Here in Alphabetical order are some of the words used in Undertale that people may not know, especially if they are not native English speakers.
Usage in Undertale: used as the name for the fused monsters in the true lab Meaning: verb, combine or unite to form one organization or structure.
Usage in Undertale: name of the end game monster version of Loox. Meaning: noun, a defect in the eye or in a lens caused by a deviation from spherical curvature, which results in distorted images, as light rays are prevented from meeting at a common focus.
Usage in Undertale: I JUST WANT TO HAVE HANDSOME, BISHONEN EYES. LIKE METTATON…SIGH… Meaning: adjective, a Japanese term literally meaning “beautiful youth (boy)” and describes an aesthetic that can be found in disparate areas in East Asia: a young man whose beauty (and sexual appeal) transcends the boundary of gender or sexual orientation.
Usage in Undertale: I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M FRIENDS…WITH A BONE-A-FIDE OPERA STAR!!! Meaning: authentic, true.
Usage in Undertale: PLEASE ASK BEFORE YOU ESCAPE!!! WHEN YOU WENT MISSING I GOT WORRIED SICK!!! - SLIGHTLY BONETROUSLED, PAPYRUS Meaning: “tousle” means to make something untidy, like hair, “trousle is not a real word, nor is bonetrousle. It appears to be a made up word for being flustered.
Usage in Undertale: “ALL YOU DO IS SIT AND BOONDOGGLE” Meaning: waste money or time on unnecessary or questionable projects.
Usage in Undertale: AHEM!! HUMAN!! PREPARE YOURSELF!! FOR HIGH JINKS! FOR LOW JINKS! DANGERS! PUZZLES! CAPERS! JAPERS! BEING CAPTURED! AND OTHER SORTS OF FUN ACTIVITIES. Meaning: to leap or skip about in a sprightly manner; a prank or trick; harebrained escapade; a frivolous, carefree episode or activity.
Usage in Undertale: SILKEN SPAGHETTI FINELY AGED IN AN OAKEN CASK… Meaning: wooden barrel.
Usage in Undertale: I wouldn’t buy your chitzy garbage at knifepoint. Meaning: actually a misspelling, the real word is “chintzy” and it means cheap, gaudy, or inferior.
Usage in Undertale: our reports showed a massive anomaly in the timespace continuum. Meaning: a continuous extent, series, or whole.
Usage in Undertale: THAT’S UNDYNE’S DRAMATIC CRAG. SHE’S ALWAYS POSING ATOP IT. Meaning: sharp rocky mountaintop or outcropping.
Usage in Undertale: That is your SOUL, the very culmination of your being! Meaning: climax, bringing to a final stage, sum.
Usage in Undertale: Stereotypical: Curvaceously attractive, but no brains… Meaning: having a lot of curves, shapely body.
Usage in Undertale: character name Meaning: The name Dogamy is a wordplay on the suffix -gamy used to describe different forms of marriage (endogamy, monogamy, etc) and ties in with the pair’s marriage theme and the sign near their area that reads “Warning: Dog Marriage”.
Usage in Undertale: character name Meaning: Dogaressa is the term used for the wife of a doge, the title used by the rulers of the Renaissance-era Republic of Venice (now part of Italy), which ties into the Dogi’s marriage theme
Usage in Undertale: Character name Meaning: remain motionless and quiet to escape detection.
Usage in Undertale: Toriels pun about her favorite vegetable is “Eda-MOM-e” Meaning: Edamame is actually a way of preparing immature soybeans in their pods, not a type of bean.
• EM Tether
Usage in Undertale: WARNING! WARNING! ELEVATOR LOSING POWER! EM TETHER STABILITY LOST! ALTITUDE DROPPING! Meaning: EM stands for electromagnetic, an electromagnetic tether is the use of electromagnets to support and propel something without touching it, like magnetic hover disks and magnetic levitation (Maglev) bullet trains. This means the elevators in undertale act like 6 directional levitating boxes, explaining how some elevators can go left and right as well as up and down. When you don’t have the power to activate the electromagnets the magnetic force weakens and the elevator falls down much faster and can not move without the power being restored.
Usage in Undertale: Amalgamate name. Meaning: Endogenous substances and processes are those that originate from within an organism, tissue, or cell.
Usage in Undertale: You ran away…. And broke their little ethereal heart. (Talking about the ghost inhabiting the tutorial dummy) Meaning: extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.
Usage in Undertale: Migospel’s facade is broken. (used when you defeat all the other monsters in the battle) Meaning: ruse; act; false behavior to pretend to feel or be something you aren’t.
Usage in Undertale: It’s a platoon of ficuses. Meaning: Also know as fig trees, is a genus of plants, some of which are used as potted plants.
Usage in Undertale: * Glyde is thinking of new slang for the word “cool.” * Like “freakadacious.” Meaning: not a real word.
Usage in Undertale: (Futility setting in.) used when the slime janitor realizes he is constantly mopping up his own slime every time he turns around. Meaning: pointless, self defeating, vain, losing battle, resistance is futile.
Usage in Undertale: It symbolizes my inner torment, trapped here by my hyphae. Meaning: root-like thin structures fungi use to invade, leach nutrients from an organism, and anchor themselves.
Usage in Undertale: I was merely infatuated with the CONCEPT of love. Meaning: obsessed with, in love with, blinded by desire for.
Usage in Undertale: EVERYONE LIKES JAPES!!! * what about undyne? doesn’t she hate puzzles? SHE HATES PUZZLES. BUT SHE LOVES JAPES. Meaning: a practical joke; mockery.
Usage in Undertale: HE LOOKS A BIT LIKE A CERTAIN DOG I DON’T LIKE. BUT GREATERDOG DOESN’T COLLECT ANYTHING. HE’S ONLY A KLEPTOMANIAC FOR AFFECTION! Meaning: An impulse control disorder that results in an irresistible urge to steal.
Usage in Undertale: Admittedly, I may have had limerent feelings for you before. Meaning: involuntary romantic attraction, loving.
Usage in Undertale: Papyrus describes Undyne’s plan to cross the barrier and beat you up as being “ludicrous” Meaning: crazy, unbelievable, unreasonable, foolhardy.
Usage in Undertale: used when the Nacarat Jester discusses how there is no point in being morose about the situation of the monsters as there is nothing they can do about it. Meaning: sad, depressed.
Usage in Undertale: If you haven’t noticed, my mycelium have bound me to the ground. Meaning: mats of interwoven hyphae, network of fungi “roots”.
Usage in Undertale: not actually used in Undertale, but the name given to the orange monster in the jester mask, who is known as reddemon in the files. It is unknown who created him and who came up with the name of “Nacarat Jester” Meaning: color that is a reddy orange, comes from “nacre”, the word for the pearly substance on the inside of shells.
Usage in Undertale: part of the joke of Undyne quoting Shakespeare “theres the rub” something that you say when you are explaining what the difficulty is in a particular situation, and Papyrus mistaking it for her pointing out a literal rub, causing him to search for it. Papyrus: I’LL DO MY BEST TO FIND THE RUB. Undyne: Hey, I think I found something! Papyrus: OOH, WHERE? AND WHAT’S THIS HORRIBLE NOOGIE? Undyne: It’s the rub!!! Meaning: the act of rubbing and grinding your knuckles on someone’s head to cause them slight pain.
Usage in Undertale: Mettaton discussing how Frisk, playing the role of the forbidden lover, is going to die in the dungeon. Meaning: lover, crush, significant other.
Usage in Undertale: * The faint odor of ectoplasm permeates the vicinity. Meaning: diffuse, spread, pass through, invade slowly and evenly.
Usage in Undertale: used by Papyrus to describe the annoying dog, added in the patch. Meaning: having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
Usage in Undertale: PLEASE PERUSE MY CULINARY ART SHOW. Meaning: examine carefully or at length.
Usage in Undertale: It’s a platoon of ficuses. Meaning: A military group of 15 to 30 soldiers, In reality it would be closer to a fireteam or half a squad of ficuses.
Usage in Undertale: CAREFUL!! THE ICE IS SLPPERY. BUT IF YOU SLIDE ON THE ICE, NO ONE WILL ATTACK YOU. NO ONE WANTS TO PRATFALL DURING A COOL TECHNIQUE. Meaning: fall on your buttocks, ironically happens to Sans when you hit him after his “special attack”.
Usage in Undertale: GRILLBY’S… IT’S DARK AND FULL OF GREASE. PURGATORY OF FRIES… HAMBURGER ABYSS… Meaning: (in Roman Catholic doctrine) a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven.
Usage in Undertale: Papyrus yells at Sans for not recalibrating his puzzles. Sans’s puzzle is later revealed to be a word search from the newspaper he left on the ground. Meaning: resetting, restarting and adjusting to work accurately, adjusting the range of a weapon.
Usage in Undertale: Flowey ”I am the prince of this world’s future. Don’t worry, my little monarch, my plan isn’t regicide.” Ironically his plan does end in regicide. Meaning: murder of royalty, for example, King Asgore. Comes from regi, royalty, and cide, kill.
Usage in Undertale: * Vulkin is wiggling its weird rump. * You tell Vulkin that its rump looks like a sack of trash. *“Trash…rump…Ahh…” * Little streams of lava come from Vulkin’s eyes. Meaning: butt.
Usage in Undertale: Undyne speaking to Frisk: “At first, I hated your stupid saccharine schtick, but…” Meaning: sickly sweet, sugary, too nice.
Usage in Undertale: Puzzle Elder: “* There’s no ART in that actiony, mindless schlock! It’s just timing-based drivel!” Meaning: cheap or inferior goods or material; trash.
Usage in Undertale: Papyrus: HUH!? ARE YOU SERENADING ME!? OH NO!!! YOU’RE MAKING ME BLUSH!!! LET’S WRITE A MUSICAL ABOUT OUR ADVENTURES!!! Meaning: playing a song for someone, either on instruments or by singing, or both, normally a personal song or romantic.
Usage in Undertale: What do skeletons tile his roof with? Shin-gles! Meaning: a slate or pottery plate used in overlapping patterns to cover a roof and keep off water.
Usage in Undertale: Undyne speaking to Frisk: “At first, I hated your stupid saccharine schtick, but…” Meaning: act, performance, character.
Usage in Undertale: Papyrus discusses kabobs and kabones, saying that bones are used as the skewers Meaning: rod or stick used to impale something with, such as meat to make a kabob.
Usage in Undertale: used by Papyrus to describe his friend quantity, and later his knowledge quantity.. Meaning: still, unchanging; undisturbed.
Usage in Undertale: Undyne suplexes a boulder, just because she can. Meaning: a wrestling throw used to pick up and slam an opponent onto their back or head.
Usage in Undertale: Mad Dummy turns into Glad Dummy after experiencing unbridled emotions from your actions in the genocide route. Meaning: unlimited, unrestrained.
Usage in Undertale: Napstablook: “my life is pretty boring… but… seeing you on the screen… Brought excitement to my life…vicariously” Meaning: felt or enjoyed through imagined participation in the experience of others:
Usage in Undertale: Papyrus: UNDYNE, DID YOU REALLY HAVE AN OFFICE JOB? Undyne: Well, it was more of a, uh, community service thing. Papyrus: THAT’S UNDYNE!! ALWAYS HELPING OUT THE COMMUNITY! Undyne: Uh, yep! Totally of my own volition there! Meaning: willfully, by choice, without influence of others.
I really don’t get why brown-eyed people hate their eyes
They tend to be able to see better, the eyes themselves tend to be quite lovely- reflecting to look like fire in the light, and even in the dark, they still look cute and mature- both, somehow.
Also, even if that weren’t the case, at least it’s a single consistent color. Brown-eyed people, your eyes look like eyes, beautiful, lovely eyes, a miracle of nature through dumb luck and then good survival rates, and then nature taking its course.
I have fucking mandalas of vomit that alternate between green, blue, grey, and yellow, like a poorly thought-out Mary Sue. These eyes are not beautiful- they do not even look like eyes ought to. Those with beautiful oxe-like eyes of Hera, your eyes are lovely and deep. If the eyes are a window into the soul, then you are clearly great and important people. If such an odd belief that seems to be taken from some odd old religious thing, either abrahamic or european, then I am a changeling, fae, or demon.
There is a reason brown eyes are the most common. They are the best. There is also a reason eyes like mine are listed as a sign of Mary-Sue-hood; they are horrid and defying of description. They cannot be positively described.
These two cats, Bacon and Eggs, were born with a birth defect in their eyes which resulted in infections. To prevent further pain and infections, their eyes were removed by Maryland SPCA. Following their operation they were adopted together.
I said a while back that removing her limb enhancers and her dependence on them was the first step in breaking Peridot’s indoctrination, and I still stand by that, even after this, because the two situations are different.
Peridot’s limb enhancers, as we were just told, were given to her to make up for her perceived inadequacies by Homeworld. They are, quite explicitly, ways to make up for her being a defective tool in their eyes; Peridot just admitted as much. Removing them, and letting her realize just how strong and capable and interesting she is even without them was an important step.
The tablet, though? The tablet is different. The tablet is given to her because her friends want her to be comfortable. The tablet is specifically encouraged as a way to express herself–
–yes, yes, we get it, Peridot–
–but it’s meant to be a way to exert and asserther individuality, not as a demeaning way to say “you aren’t good enough.”
Amethyst is absolutely being a real dickbandit here, but all throughout this assholishness she’s still emphasizing the message that Peridot is loved, Peridot is wanted, Peridot is more than a tool–
–and Peridot can do things Homeworld insisted she never could.
I’ve recently found out that Sans is completely blind, most likely from a birth defect in her eyes that has gradually gotten worse. She doesn’t react to movements around her head or light stimulation, but is a healthy kid regardless! She’s a bit jumpy but is very polite in her test nibbles, the vet says she’ll grow up just fine.
Pearl is a very smart gem. She can build, create, understand, and learn. It's what made her defective in the eyes of homeword but special in the eyes of those who really mattered. But for all her skills, she was still a little slow. When presented a problem, she'd either stew over it for countless nights until she's found the solution or forced to leave it be, or she'd get distracted by another problem that she must stew over. (pt I)
Random fantroll design. My idea is she’s a rustblood who had a genetic defect where her eyes ended up purple instead of red, so she decided to capitalize on that and invent a royalblood persona for herself. Hence the lack of fins.
Claire would have died trying to kill him if it wasn’t for the baby. Jamie didn’t know about the pregnancy, but she knew that he would have never forgiven her if anything had happened to her in that cell. She could still feel the phantom blows to her abdomen that day Jack Randall had beaten her after seeing the Garrison Commander. You aren’t now, the words rung in her head, taunting her, as she was thrown against the walls in Wentworth. Indeed she very well might have lost the child if she put up the fight she wanted to. Now she struggled with the thought of having made a choice. A choice to stand down and let her husband ruin himself for their child’s sake. Things would have been easier if she truly had been defective and barren. Her eyes glazed over s she sat in front of the fire, letting the cocktail of lethal thoughts swirl around in her brain. She didn’t want it. Even if it managed to survive. It was the reason she had to set her husband’s mutilated hand and leave when his god-father had to attend to the injuries Jamie wouldn’t even let her see.
Her attention shifted from the fireplace to the bowl of bloody water on the side table. She rose to her feet, cupping the white porcelain with stained hands and left the sleeping occupant to rest in his new room. She tiredly made her way down the hall and tossed the water on the ground outside of the small monastery in which they were now housed. If she could ward off infection in his hand he might regain minimal functions. His bruised ribs would heal, the scraps and cuts from the chains and rusty cuff- fine. She still had not seen the extent tearing and damage to the most intimate of places, having been bared and begged desperately to leave it. As a doctor she wanted to insist, but as his wife she wanted to respect his privacy. His manhood had been wounded irrevocably and she could see that he wanted to keep /that/ pain private. She turned from doorway and wandered the dark hall again, nodding to the monk who promised to watch Jamie throughout the rest of the night. Claire spent hours washing her hands and instruments. It was only a few hours until sunrise and she fell asleep with his blood beneath her nails, collapsed in the chair at the desk.
Our DNA is just a chemical. Schoolchildren isolate it from cells in the class laboratory and it can be spooled out on a glass rod looking like slimy cotton wool. When dried, it looks like fibrous paper. You can eat it or burn it and it will return to those simple atoms and molecules from which it is made. There is no special magical ingredient between the atoms, no soul, just atoms and space. DNA is the most amazing chemical in the known universe, but it’s just a chemical – made of the same atoms of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen you can find in the air. It is no more spiritual than your fingernails or hair. And we don’t mind clipping those when we need to. Gene editing of human embryos to eliminate disease should be considered to be ethically the same as using laser surgery to correct eye defects, or a surgeon operating on a baby to repair a congenital heart defect. DNA is just another bit of our body that might go wrong.
But isn’t this a slippery slope to designer babies genetically engineered to be healthier, cleverer or more beautiful than they would otherwise be? Wouldn’t it provide a technology that would only be available to the super-wealthy, potentially creating the kind of divided society that HG Wells envisaged in his futuristic novel, The Time Machine? Perhaps. But let’s worry about the future in the future. In the present, if those of us with mostly healthy children are worried about the ethics of gene editing, then we should ask the parents of children born with haemophilia, cystic fibrosis or muscular dystrophy whether they would have used this kind of technology if it had been available to them. If science can be used to eliminate human suffering, then let’s get on with it.
“I love the fact that people have risen up in anger over the sonic
screwdriver,” he said, “God knows how that lot would have got on when
they introduced regeneration, or that Time Lords have two hearts.”
“As of now every kid with glasses is Doctor Who! Kid whose parents
don’t want to shell out for a Sonic Screwdriver toy, just put on a pair
of sunglasses, you’re Doctor Who! And best of all, every pin-brained
celebrity walking into a party with shades on is now cosplaying Doctor Who!”
“If it pricks the pomposity of uber celebs and turns an eye defect
into a super power and confers star-magic on an old pair of sunglasses,
what could be more Doctor Who than that?”