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Old December 20 2013, 10:31 PM   #991
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Well, Trekker was questioning whether the word would even exist in a zombie film. Sort of like, "In the DCU, did anyone ever use the term 'Brainiac' before Superman ...?" But I think he changed his mind.
Yeah, it seems the word existed before the "invention" of the horror genre. But I'd still go with the word doesn't strictly "exist" in TWD universe where it might just be very, very obscure as it deals with ancient legends and folklore than as a movie/TV trope.

Kind of reading some on it I'm not sure "ghouls" fits the modern day depiction of zombies (including the Romero take on them) as "ghouls" seem to be non-humanoid entities or creatures whereas zombies are reanimated dead humans. Ghouls, at least in the NotLD, may have been a word that "best fit" what was going on while not being strictly accurate to the lore of them.

Whatever the case, "zombies" as a fictional concept do not exist in TWD universe and perhaps only as an obscure, ancient, legend. Perhaps the "zombie virus" has always existed and was responsible for those earlier legends and has recently mutated or became more virulent to the extent it is now. (Perhaps due to a society over reliant on antibiotics and near-sterile environments.) But, I do like in the show how every group has their own term for the zombies as it just makes it interesting how everyone has seen them and named them based on their behaviors.

Walkers, Biters, Lame-Brains, Geeks and other terms. It's a lot more fun than if everyone just called them "zombies."
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Old December 20 2013, 10:36 PM   #992
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Yeah, that's pretty fun. Though is it my imagination or are we hearing less of that these days?

I had no idea the comic never called them "walkers", though.
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Old December 20 2013, 10:39 PM   #993
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Yeah, the comic pretty strictly calls them zombies as I recall.

We still hear the term "Walker" from Rick and the group, the Governor and the group he met-up with still called them Biters, and the hippie couple we met on the week Carol was exiled had their own term for them too (don't recall what it was off hand.)
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Old December 20 2013, 10:45 PM   #994
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I like Lame-Brain but I can't remember which group that came from.
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Old December 20 2013, 11:38 PM   #995
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I like Lame-Brain but I can't remember which group that came from.
The two guys whom Rick, Glenn and Hershel dealt with in the bar after the Season 2 winter hiatus. They commented that Rick's calling them "Walkers" was more succinct.
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Old December 20 2013, 11:44 PM   #996
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And "Lame-Brain" needs to be reserved for those two guys themselves!
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Old December 21 2013, 11:25 AM   #997
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Ghouls, as far as I know, are some kind of degenerate human species that eats dead bodies, usually by digging up graves-- basically clodhopper cannibals. Zombies are either entranced humans or reanimated corpses. Romero zombies are just a specific type of zombie. There was a Halloween special a couple of years ago on History Channel that showed that there actually is some precedent in folklore, including the Bible, I think, for Romero zombies. That was news to me; I thought he just made them up.
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Old December 21 2013, 11:43 AM   #998
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Ghouls, as far as I know, are some kind of degenerate human species that eats dead bodies, usually by digging up graves-- basically clodhopper cannibals. Zombies are either entranced humans or reanimated corpses. Romero zombies are just a specific type of zombie. There was a Halloween special a couple of years ago on History Channel that showed that there actually is some precedent in folklore, including the Bible, I think, for Romero zombies. That was news to me; I thought he just made them up.
Well, I think there's a pretty big event in The Bible about a reanimated corpse...
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Old December 21 2013, 07:57 PM   #999
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That was resurrection, not reanimation. Plus which, he didn't consume human flesh. Quite the opposite, in fact.
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Old December 25 2013, 08:59 AM   #1000
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Old December 25 2013, 09:47 PM   #1001
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Merry Christmas to you! May the zombies always be far from your door and may Daryl always be there to guard your back.
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Old December 26 2013, 08:13 AM   #1002
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Aw, crap ... we blocked all the doors and windows, but we forgot to guard the chimney!
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Old December 26 2013, 06:38 PM   #1003
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Yeah, the comic pretty strictly calls them zombies as I recall...
According to the Walking Dead wiki:
  • While the term "zombie" does exist within The Walking Dead universe, it is seldom used. In the comic book, when Rick's group discover the prison, both Rick and Tyreese discuss how it still sounds funny to use the word "zombie". Likewise, in the Telltale video game, the term is used but very rarely. "Zombie" is never used in the TV series...
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Old December 26 2013, 11:31 PM   #1004
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I wonder if elves are effected by the zombie virus.
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Old December 27 2013, 02:13 PM   #1005
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Aw, crap ... we blocked all the doors and windows, but we forgot to guard the chimney!
No worries, Santa's head was removed before he could turn
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