Anonymous asked: Hi! I have a question, is it becoming to cliche to refer to humans as some other title than "Human?" I'm writing a fantasy book where the there is a separate world that is aware of our own, and they have their own name for earth and for humans besides just human. But with J.K. Rowling coining the phrase Muggles, and The Mortal instruments using "Mundanes" would that be too overused? At least my word doesn't start with an M!
If it makes sense in context then no. No one would think that it is overused. And I can’t really speak for The Mortal Instruments, but as far as Harry Potter goes Muggles only refers to a certain type of human. I think if your race is off world and wouldn’t know the word “human” it makes sense for them to call us something different. However, something else to think about is how much they know about us. If they are aware of us have they studied us? Do they know about our cultures? Our languages? If they have done their research it would make sense for them to call us what we call us. Just something to think about.