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Kiester
04-28-2009, 04:11 AM
Heya people,

Need your helps. In my screenplay, some of the biggest cities in the UK (Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol, Reading) are infected with radiation, which is crippling the UK economy.

I am trying to find a collective term for the people in these cities who are infected by the radiation, but the only thing I can really think up is 'Exiles' and that sounds a bit corny.

Can anyone here help?

Cheers,
Kiester

dgrintalis
04-28-2009, 04:24 AM
What about the Poisoned? How did they get the radiation? That might help with a name.

Jenny
04-28-2009, 04:28 AM
What about creepers, from "creeping dose"? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_poisoning

StephanieFox
04-28-2009, 05:54 AM
Something about glowing, as glowing in the dark. Glow worms, glow bugs....


Also, I think their exposed to radiation, not infected with it. So, 'The Exposed," maybe?

HoraceJames
04-28-2009, 06:16 AM
Clickers - for geiger counters
Homers - Simpsons reference
arses - ARS is acute radiation sickness
"hot" = radio active
Something related to rems, or dosimetry badges

Kiester
04-28-2009, 04:23 PM
Clicks sounds cool..

GeorgeK
04-28-2009, 05:18 PM
The Rads

Tsu Dho Nimh
04-28-2009, 07:25 PM
The Ones Who Glow In the Dark

semilargeintestine
04-28-2009, 07:41 PM
Metzora is the Hebrew equivalent for "infected one."

brainstorm77
04-28-2009, 07:47 PM
Radiaites

Kiester
04-28-2009, 09:23 PM
OOhhh....Metzora!

semilargeintestine
04-28-2009, 10:16 PM
It's מצורע in Hebrew in case you're interested.

Palmfrond
04-28-2009, 10:21 PM
"Infected" implies something microbiological. People might be "affected by radiation sickness" or "suffering from radiation sickness". People with radiation sickness don't become radioactive themselves. A little background about what exactly has happened in these cities might help.

Izunya
04-28-2009, 10:27 PM
Bleeders. According to wikipedia, bloody vomit and slow healing are some of the symptoms of radiation sickness. It also has the advantage of sounding rather nasty.

Izunya

Greenify13
04-28-2009, 10:31 PM
Swine.

SouthernFriedJulie
04-28-2009, 10:58 PM
The Afflicted?

Of course, that's what I call the not so bright people I know. "They're afflicted."