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What is the Acronym for "Minmus"

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I've been wondering lately, what is the denonym for minmus? Minmusian, Minmovian?

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I think you may be confused as to what an acronym is.

ac·ro·nym
ˈakrəˌnim/
noun
noun: acronym; plural noun: acronyms
  1. an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word (e.g., ASCII, NASA ).
     
     
    As far as what you're asking, I don't think there's anything offical for that.  (I can't think of the word for it either).  Use whatever you think sounds best.
     
     
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Yes, all the critters that live on Minmus are Minmusians.

 

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8 hours ago, Geonovast said:

I think you may be confused as to what an acronym is.

ac·ro·nym
ˈakrəˌnim/
noun
noun: acronym; plural noun: acronyms
  1. an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word (e.g., ASCII, NASA ).
     
     
    As far as what you're asking, I don't think there's anything offical for that.  (I can't think of the word for it either).  Use whatever you think sounds best.
     
     

The correct word is "Demonym".

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On 12/31/2017 at 3:24 PM, bewing said:

Yes, all the critters that live on Minmus are Minmusians.

Funny coincidence... About 20 chapters ago I wrote of a Minmus goddess named Minimusaea, also called "The Little Runaway"... the name was suggested by @adsii1970, and is now part of Emiko's mythology.  :)

 

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If I had to pick a demonym for Minmus, it'd be 'Minmites'. 

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Moving to KSP Discussion, since this isn't really a question about how to play the game.

(My vote:  "Minmuppet")

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7 hours ago, Kuzzter said:

If I had to pick a demonym for Minmus, it'd be 'Minmites'. 

So the people of Mars would be Marmites... tasty.

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Minsen?

Minteys?

Minmunosian?

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7 hours ago, 5thHorseman said:

As to the Acronym, how about...

Munlike, Infinitesimal, Non-Minty Umbilical to Space

?

I see what you did thur.

Not sure anyone else did :blush:

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To add some reference info to the discussion: list of demonym endings. I know hard facts and examples spoil the fun.

But, to expand on my answer of Minion. I needed something that was short, descriptive, and rolled off the tongue. It also needed to riff off of an existing name for Lunar aliens IRL. I realized the reference to those little yellow critters after the fact. But, it flowed well when I first used it so I kept it.

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48 minutes ago, maceemiller said:

Minmanauts

That's what you call the Minmusians that make it off Minmus and into orbit... :D

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1 hour ago, Just Jim said:

That's what you call the Minmusians that make it off Minmus and into orbit... :D

...which, really, could be anyone with a strong pair of legs and a fire extinguisher.

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On 02/01/2018 at 11:55 AM, eddiew said:
On 02/01/2018 at 4:44 AM, 5thHorseman said:

As to the Acronym, how about...

Munlike, Infinitesimal, Non-Minty Umbilical to Space

?

I see what you did thur.

Not sure anyone else did :blush:

Moon In Non-Malevolent Universe Society

Mint Is Not My favoUrite Sorbet

Most Iguanas Near Mountains Undulate Saucily

My Interesting Nanny Makes Uber Spaghetti 

  

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"MIN" would be my best guess at an acronym.

 

However, if you mean the "demonym", which is basically a plural of a group of people (eg Americans are from America, Martians are from Mars), I don't generally go for any specific one. For the one that makes the most sense, I would probably have to agree with FlyingPete. "Minmusian" sounds weird to me, but then again, so does "Venusian" or "Jovian."

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Denonym, your right.

 

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