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What is the correct term for a zombie jellyfish?

Asked by timtrueman (5744points) January 25th, 2010

Zellie is all I’ve heard so far…can you confirm this is the proper term or provide evidence of a better one? I think it’s important we finally address this critical issue.

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jayzeroeee's avatar

BizarroJelly… or Bizelly.

mushrooms… mmmmm

petethcpothead's avatar


Al_Pal's avatar


btw I fucking love onions.

EmperorNorton's avatar

Zellies! But in ancient times, they were Flummies.

arnbev959's avatar

I wholeheartedly disagree with @petethcpothead.

A zombie jellyfish is a ɥsıɟʎןןǝɾ.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

How about The Wiggling Dead?

J0E's avatar

@jayzeroeee You sir, have some nerve!

Allie's avatar

(shakes fist at @Al_Pal.)

timtrueman's avatar

Also, how do you kill a zellie? Or spot one?

Allie's avatar

@timtrueman You don’t kill Zellies. You keep them in jars and study them.

pothead's avatar

@petethepothead and @petethcpothead are both wrong. The correct term is “living flotsam.”

filmfann's avatar

Zombie Jellies would be Jams, but Zellies is a cuter name.

Jeruba's avatar

Why doesn’t this question come up when you search on the entire expression “What is the correct term for a zombie jellyfish?”

The phrase “zombie jellyfish” caught my eye as I was closing a page, but I forgot which page I’d been on, and so I went back and tried to search on it. No hit. Then I searched on the entire question as I recalled it. No hit. Is the Meta section excluded from search results?

I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s important for people to be able to find this thread whenever they fix their minds on this question.

Give me the Latin for “zombie” and I’ll answer the question.

IBERnineD's avatar

Zombie Jellyfish are the floating dead.

timtrueman's avatar

@Jeruba It does now…that’s using Google’s search engine and it take a couple minutes to get indexed.

“Victus Mortuus” = Living Dead apparently (yeah, yeah I had to use another Q&A site…shoot me, so I’ll become a zellie.)

timtrueman's avatar

Hmm looks like the zombie branch of the CIA went for the first two answers. Hrm, I’m not comfortable with zombie jellyfish CIA agents (just think tentacle interrogation. Aiiee!).

Dog's avatar

Zellie Attack!

augustlan's avatar

The Brain Dead

timtrueman's avatar

What about zomfish or jellybie?

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

You’re just trying to get ideas for Dr. J’s next halloween costume aren’t ya, Tim?

Dog's avatar


Nope- no good.

Jeruba's avatar

I believe that’s the wrong kind of “living,” @timtrueman. That’s a noun in the sense of “a living,” as in “to make a living.” WikiAnswers is really not such a reliable source, anyway. I left there to come here (via AV) because it is full of juveniles who just want to know if they are pregnant and go around vandalizing answers while they wait to find out.

Besides, “living dead” isn’t the word. “Zombie” is the word. If there’s no Latin for it, then I don’t see how I can answer the question. May as well hang in with “zellie.”

Dog's avatar

Okay then:


Yeah-works for me.

timtrueman's avatar

OK, now I feel bad about linking to that other site. Can nobody top zellie?

Jeruba's avatar

Awww… ok, WikiAnswers is really cool, especially if you need to know things like whether two girls can get pregnant by kissing each other.

I don’t see anything wrong with the term “zombie jellyfish.” If I met one, that is certainly what I would use: “Say, aren’t you a zombie jellyfish?”

jlm11f's avatar

Try some different permutations:

Dr Jay Z. sorry, couldn’t resist.
Zolly Attack of the dolly zolly

I really don’t know if Zellie can be topped.

Aethelwine's avatar

I have zombies listed in my profile. Can anyone tell me why this did not end up in my ‘questions for you’. Please?

ucme's avatar

The living DELLIES

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Cnidaria cerebrophagicus

Jeruba's avatar

Nope, sorry, @Dr_Dredd. Good job with the coinage, but a descriptor like brain-eater is not a translation of “zombie.” It’s just a descriptor. That’s why I rejected “living dead.” Anyway, the phage part is Greek. If we’re going to be pedantic about this, we have to be purists too.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Oh, well. I tried. :-)

chyna's avatar


tinyfaery's avatar

WTF is going on here? I’m seeing triples.

Jeruba's avatar

What do you mean?

What do you mean?

What do you mean?

filmfann's avatar

It could be something you ate
It could be something you ate
It could be something you ate

Allie's avatar

Beetle Juice
Beetle Juice
Beetle Juice

augustlan's avatar

I love you people, but am lazy.
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cyclomonkey's avatar

Is this what you speak of…?

Um, Jellbie.

augustlan's avatar

I miss this thread.

@cyclomonkey Welcome to Fluther!

lillycoyote's avatar

We better figure this one out pretty darn soon because the Zombie Jellyfish Invasion has already begun!!!!!!!

Jeruba's avatar

Wow! What a headline!

Evil Dead Jellyfish Attacks 150 People While Still Remaining Dead

Can there be a journalist alive (or dead) who isn’t envious?

I just hope they don’t come here looking for us. We could look a bit suspicious in our Hallowe’en masks and all.

everephebe's avatar

PB&J Fish? Jammedfish?

@Al_Pal Onions are evil… maybe undead too… hmmm.

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