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Old August 25th, 2019, 10:50 PM
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"Flatlander" - a civilian who has never been off his planet of birth. In use during those eras when "Gropos" still implied members of a military unit. If their home planet is especially human-friendly, the word also implies the person will not know how to react to more dangerous environments.

(Original word shamelessly stolen from Larry Niven's 'Known Space' novels.)
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