I thought any Crystal quest aficionados who do not take MacUser might enjoy this little glossary, originally contributed by a level 60 player named Douglas Smith.
Dumple-Crumpler: that occasional bullet that takes out a Dumple in one shot.
Conga Line: being hotly pursued by three or more Parasites.
Slide-for-Life: a dive for the gate from the better part of the way across the screen, at at least 45 degrees from the vertical.
Kamikazi Slide-for-Life: same as above, but with a critter in your path.
Moon-Walking: overshooting a moving gate and trying to slide back over it to escape.
Hand of Death: when you occasionally die without touching a mine or getting shot, or so you claim.
Pre-emptus Acceleratum: the scientific term for what sometimes causes you to take off at ridiculous speed after detonating a Smart Bomb.
Thorny Rose: a crystal tightly nestled among the mines.
Toilet Flush: critters pouring out of the portals.
Over the Hill: beyond level 40 (aka Never Never Land).
Cold Turkey: out of Smart Bombs.
Just Warming Up: something you say when you get off to a really bad start and abort the game.
Mr. Smith also provides a number of amusing synonyms, like "Popcorn Machine" for Zarklephaser or "Handi-Wipes" for Smart Bombs.
Can we contribute to this list? Allow me to begin by suggesting:
Shish Kebab: being skewered by the tip of a laser beam emanating from a Menace.