"People go downside here, who never come up again."
―A spacer's horror of downside life[src]

The term "downsider" specifically meant a human who came from a planet, but was sometimes used to refer to any non-quaddie.

Stationers, such as inhabitants of Kline Station, used the term exclusively for people from planets, particularly those who did not know proper station-life procedures.

Quaddies used the term as a synonym for "people with legs", even if the person had never actually been "downside".

Similar terms were transient, and grubber. A much less polite term was dirtsucker.


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