- "A shorm is a deep friend, someone who knows everything there is to know about you. The word comes from the Andalite's tail blade, which looks something like what you may know as a scorpion's tail. A shorm is someone you would trust to put his tail blade against your throat."
Shorm is an Andalite word literally translated to "tail-blade" that also means "best friend." This meaning derives from the idea that true best friends would be trusted enough to hold their tail-blades to each others' throats without fear.
- Male tail-blades tend to be large and sharp. Conversely, female tail-blades are generally shorter and blunter, described to be more like a scalpel.