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From a 1952 Promotional Package for the Radio Program
(Revised version (C) 1997 by Geoffrey Tolle)


"They're rocketing on all tubes" might be a very apt description of the action-packed science fiction radio series, "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet", to be presented over ____ and the American Broadcasting Company every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 P.M. The above phrase, as any followers of the program can tell you, is simply a 24th Century version of out own more common expression of satisfaction -- "They're cooking on all burners".

Concerned with adventure among the planets of outer space 400 years hences, "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet" has evolved a language all its own. And children, quick to adapt to any new lingo, are expressing themselves in strange and futuristic ways. In case your own offspring sound especially puzzling these days, here's a brief lexicon of space talk to clear it all up:

Plus a few new ones...

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