Is "Greetings Earthling" an appropriate salutation? [webcomic]
Surprise your co-workers or friends by welcoming them with a "Greetings Earthling!" Try to guess if they are wondering if you are an alien or human being. If you aren't sure, the internet's Triangle of Knowledge waits to help: Yahoo Answers, Ask.com, and Quora. Great answers came from Quora, including one from an astronaut! Here's the original question posted:
An informative 465-word answer was given by Michael Wilson. He explored terms like: "pragmatics of conversation" and "the Maxim of Quantity." The answer is so good, that I transformed his answer into a webcomic. Please enjoy and share on twitter. (The astronaut answer is below the webcomic.)
Quora not only dished up that great detailed answer, but former NASA Astronaut Garret Reisman also responded!
Looking at this guy's profile online, it seems legit. Astronauts are so cool. If a real-life astronaut says this phrase, then it's immediately in the cool book of salutations to regularly say.
Ask.com resulted in some quicky goofball answers:
Humorous that he keeps calling Earthlings as terrans. I had to google terrans to see what in the world they are. (For the unknowing: aliens call humans terrans). Crowtrobot confirms that aliens don't use the word "earthlings."
Yahoo Answers also yielded some quick bites. The best response coming from "Mike":
Mike gives a very logical answer. However, I never met a logical alien, so I don't think they are logical.
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