ghod (plural ghods)
- (dated, fandom slang, humorous) God.
- 1952, Arthur Rapp, Lee Hoffman & Redd Boggs, Fanspeak, strana 6:
- Fans usually spell it with a "h" when referring to fannish ghods.
- 2006 фебруар 19, lilysincere, “The Science Fiction That Wasn't”, in rec.arts.sf.written, Usenet, message-ID <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
- I have not posted here before, but I have been in fandom before a long phase of gafia, and have read many books during my active times. I was a SMOF in the past, but not a super-Smof, and had my favorite authors. Harlan Ellison was like a ghod to me, and the lesser lights were those around me and some not what others may expect.
This fanspeak word is used instead of the standard form to indicate a fannish context or an association with science fiction fandom. Science fiction fandom included mock deities, or "fannish ghods", such as Ghu and Foo (the "ghod of mimeography").
- “ghod” in Jeff Prucher, editor, Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2007, →ISBN, page 79.