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What Is Alien?

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posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 09:59 PM
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al·ien [eyl-yuhn, ey-lee-uhn] Show IPA –noun 1. a resident born in or belonging to another country who has not acquired citizenship by naturalization ( distinguished from citizen). 2. a foreigner. 3. a person who has been estranged or excluded.

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The word alien never attributed, something that came from outer space , Wierd huh???


Am i wrong? i must be




posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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"2. a foreigner" If they come from other worlds, they are a foreigner to Earth.



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:05 PM
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3. (in science fiction) a being from another world, sometimes specifically an extraterrestrial

You didn't look hard enough



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:07 PM
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Yes, but that implied "SCIENCE FICTION" But not factual is it?



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:08 PM
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Are you implying that it isn't science fiction?



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:21 PM
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The correct term is Extraterrestrial or Extraterrestrial Biological Entity, Alien was a Holywooded up word used to sell tickets. Its just another term used for em'. Are you trying to debunk ETs with the Dictionary? That's pretty hardcore. lol jk



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:29 PM
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alien is an adjective turned into a noun by hollywood. ET or extraterrestrial is the correct term.



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:43 PM
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Originally posted by solid007
Dictionary


al·ien [eyl-yuhn, ey-lee-uhn] Show IPA –noun 1. a resident born in or belonging to another country who has not acquired citizenship by naturalization ( distinguished from citizen). 2. a foreigner. 3. a person who has been estranged or excluded.

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The word alien never attributed, something that came from outer space , Wierd huh???


Am i wrong? i must be


Apparently the source you used simply wasn't comprehensive enough with the defintion...probably because it was an edited version for the Internet (I'm assuming)
Here's a better, more comprehensive definition from www.thefreedictionary.com...



a·li·en (l-n, lyn)
adj.
1. Owing political allegiance to another country or government; foreign: alien residents.
2. Belonging to, characteristic of, or constituting another and very different place, society, or person; strange. See Synonyms at foreign.
3. Dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed, as in nature: emotions alien to her temperament.
n.
1. An unnaturalized foreign resident of a country. Also called noncitizen.
2. A person from another and very different family, people, or place.
3. A person who is not included in a group; an outsider.
4. A creature from outer space: a story about an invasion of aliens.
5. Ecology An organism, especially a plant or animal, that occurs in or is naturalized in a region to which it is not native.
tr.v. a·li·ened, a·li·en·ing, a·li·ens Law
To transfer (property) to another; alienate.



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:48 PM
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thanks but that version is still unbelievable!! can you see the bracket?

4. A creature from outer space: (a story about an invasion of aliens).

It named an alien for (A STORY)

C'mon, i want it to say full clear english (Alien From outerspace) Said the summerians



Should we Rather Say "Creature" and disperse the terms we use Aliens??
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posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 11:12 PM
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Why mince words when no matter what any dictionary says, everyone knows alien means something from outer space? The only reason to reconsider the definition would be if someone were to dispute it.



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 11:32 PM
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I don't know man , this thread could be lame or i might be one, but soo many dummies nowadays


Believe what you see not - Unknown



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 11:56 PM
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Did you even read my post? The proper terminology for "Alien" is Extraterrestrial or Extraterrestrial Biological Entity.

"Alien" was used by Hollywood to sell tickets.



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 11:57 PM
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Yes but thats according to hollywood but not the source , yah digg



The word alien was used before hollywood.Trust I
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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:04 AM
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I guess I am not following you here, are you saying ET/EBE/Aliens don't exist because they are not in the Dictionary?

A name is given to everything, Dinosaurs weren't called Dinosaurs until the 1800s before that they were called dragons or beasts. So does that imply they didn't exist prior to Dinosaur being coined?

Once we as humans figure something out, we give it a name, we figured out what ETs were, so we gave em that name, and it wasn't Hollywood, it was military.

This is a confusing thread and I'm not sure if it actually has a point.

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Yes, but it was used as in Illegal Alien, not Outer Space Alien.
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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:04 AM
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Nvm alien for a minute but bloody hell , have you seen this?



Can You tell, something is building up? looks like offtopic, lets get to the root of all evil, babieeeee

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Ever Heard "Intellegent Thread"


Not me

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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 02:18 AM
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MODs, please close this thread as it isn't about anything and doesn't contribute to anything. Or move it to Skunk Works, but it doesn't belong here.



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