Ah, long ago I suggested "bine" (from binary star) for the same reason.  It 
didn't catch on.

Richard

> On Mar 14, 2018, at 10:51 PM, Darwin Gregory via Callers 
> <callers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:
> 
> I just heard a scientific term that I think would be a great,  and concise, 
> name to replace the g-word...  
> 
> There is a term for when celestial bodies orbit,  and always have the same 
> side facing the other.   It is "tidal lock".  It could be described in fun 
> ways, and the word "lock" would be a built in reminder to lock eyes, which to 
> me is a fun part of the movement. 
> 
> I must be honest,  the term when both bodies stay facing each other it is 
> technically a dual tidal lock, but surely scientists would forgive this 
> inaccuracy to allow concise calls. :-)
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