SyFy Q of the Day: Sugarwater or Saltwater? SciFi or SyFy?

Before I even started this blog, I would occasionally pose a SyFy Question of the Day to my facebook friends. Sometimes, it was directly related to what I was writing, and I really did want some input to help me decide what direction to take with the story. Other times, it was purely fun. Here’s one of my favorites, from July 2011:

SyFy question of the day: Which inspires the greatest fear, aliens that crave salt, or aliens that crave sugar-water?

Katherine            One word – Buffalo (“The Last Buffalo” from original Star Trek – Sucks the salt out of people. I am not made of sugar water.)

Patty                     Sugar-water, hands down. They’ll eliminate our entire soda/pop supply and we’ll all die of caffeine withdrawal headaches and sugar crashes!

Kenneth              Honestly, the term SyFy scares me the most, LOL!

US_Nessie          @Ken SyFy scares you and Joseph lol! You should see my other SyFy Q of the Day  on the blog…

Joseph                  It doesn’t scare me, it’s just lame as there is no “Y”, let alone two of them, in the term “Science Fiction” That was made up by the lame SYFY Channel. *Not to be confused with Actual SF or SciFi 😀

Joseph                  AND me and my Black suit hate Aliens that like Sugar Water.         😛

US_Nessie          I knew Patty was going to say sugar-water. Over on her status we’re teasing her about being a salt vampire. (AKA what Katherine said about “The Last Buffalo”)

Patty                     That was a quote from Sienfeld no one recognized. You should have known b/c of my former addiction to soda!

US_Nessie          We reserve the right to hijack your status and interpret whatever you say in whatever manner amuses us most.

Katherine            … syfy is a derogatory term for VD in Polish. So I have ben told…

Patty                    Wow. that actually explains a lot about their lineup of shows….

US_Nessie          @Katherine… I asked Monika! But it’s early morning over there now and I’m not sure when she’ll get back to me. I’m curious now!

Monika                 Yep if U must use it gals use SiFi – this is how we call that is Poland 🙂

Katherine            *snerk* I’m glad I remembered correctly. dziękuję

Monika                 hehe I shud be sleeping but in 20 min I’m off at work for whole day so AGAIN ! will be not on the battle bblaaaaaa

US_Nessie          The guild will miss you at battle time, but we will survive. Have fun (lol) at work!

Monika                 haha 12 hours at work where fun? Lol

I would love to hear what you think! Even if you are reading this post a year or more after publishing, I hope you will leave a comment with your own ideas on this topic.

Post Script: I’ve wavered back and forth about the whole SciFi vs SyFy thing for a long time. Saving just one little letter in a tweet isn’t really saving much, and the Polish translation is a really strong argument against SyFy! I’m not one to make changes lightly. But I think that, at the end of this year, along with other structural changes I might make to the site, I will change SyFy Question of the Day to the name SciFi Question of the Day.

Joe will be happy. 🙂

The previous SyFy Q of the Day is Deafness

The shortlink for this post is

The next SyFy Q of the Day is Humanoid Robots

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3 Responses to SyFy Q of the Day: Sugarwater or Saltwater? SciFi or SyFy?

  1. Pingback: SyFy Q of the Day: Deafness | AmyBeth Inverness

  2. I gotta agree with the SciFi correction. SyFy has only ever been a bastardization of the term the Sci-Fi channel made up when they couldn’t trademark SciFi.

  3. Pingback: SyFy Q of the Day: Humanoid Robots | AmyBeth Inverness

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