It occurs to me that with my project to categorize the various “TYPES” of zombies I need a definition for what a zombie is.
After combing the intertubes, then grudgingly cracking open a dictionary I’ve come up with this definition. I needed something specific to cover the subject matter, but general enough to allow as many interpretations of a zombie as possible.
So here is my definition of what a zombie is:
Main Entry: zom·bie
Variant(s): also zom·bi \ˈzäm-bē\
Etymology: Louisiana Creole or Haitian Creole zonbi, of Bantu origin; akin to Kimbundu nzúmbe ghost
Date: circa 1871
1. A corpse reanimated by various means either supernatural or mundane whose body continues to move despite a lack of normal biological function.
2. A living being stripped of it’s will, humanity, and normal behavior by outside forces either supernatural and mundane.
3. A mixed drink made of several kinds of rum, liqueur, and fruit juice.
So far I feel this definition covers most zombies (even including the 28 day variety) you would see in movies and literature.
What do you Think????