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Slang in Space

It’s occasionally amusing to browse through the transcripts of austronaut conversations in NASA’s Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, looking for little interjections where editors “explain” various slang terms or pop-culture references used by the astronauts. By my count, for example, “sock it to me” has been said twice on the surface of the moon – once during Apollo 12, and again during Apollo 16. (The link explains the phrase, for those not familiar with it.)
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