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sheridan

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #15 on: 17 April, 2019, 11:00:11 am »
Hey there, Squaxx!

Got a question for the wise hive.

Sugar is illegal in the big Meg, so what 'is' used? I'd hate to have to use 'Aspartame' when there must be a much more MC-1 term out there. But I can't remember it for the life of me.

Help?

Good question (and one I don't have an answer to).  If you don't get an answer, I'd invent something - probably playing on the words 'synthi', 'sweet' and/or 'sugar'.  Or 'psuedo' - would 'psuegar' be too difficult to decipher without explanation?

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #16 on: 17 April, 2019, 12:24:44 pm »

Synth-a-spartame - the artificial artificial sweetener...

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #17 on: 17 April, 2019, 02:01:49 pm »

Synth-a-spartame - the artificial artificial sweetener...

I'll get me kneepads.

Ersatzpartame?

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #18 on: 17 April, 2019, 05:47:23 pm »
Synthisweet?  Zugar?  Synthicane?  Novasweet? 

Sweetener?
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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #19 on: 17 April, 2019, 06:18:48 pm »
I recall a Dredd story where an illegal sugar buy went sideways when the buyers tested the merchandise and found it had been "cut with Sweetex".

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #20 on: 17 April, 2019, 06:25:17 pm »
Er, don't think there are any actual named brands mentioned, but synthisweet and sweetex ring a bell.

I suggest Syntharin (synthetic saccharin).
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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #22 on: 17 April, 2019, 08:36:29 pm »
Is sugar still illegal? I remember that tea has been decriminalised (from that delightful Vienna & Rcio story) 

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #23 on: 18 April, 2019, 11:25:51 am »
Was that real tea? Or synthetic?