Emperor's Black Bones and other SW Galaxy phrases

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  1. exar-tull Force Ghost

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  2. TalonCard •Author: Slave Pits of Lorrd •TFN EU Staff

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    Let's not forget Lando's "by the Core", and such in TLCA.

    TC
  3. RogueJaina Jedi Master

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    It seems to me that Zahn is the one who most often makes these words up.

    The non-curse words have hardly been mentioned- "duracrete", "plasteel", "duraplast", "flimsiplast" or "flimsies", and "durasteel", as well as many others are words for the materials that make up the EU.
    It's pretty easy to understand what they mean (and I accidentally said a building was made out of duracrete once), but they aren't real words, either.
  4. Valiento Jedi Grand Master

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    Many of those words came from Daley by the way.
  5. Asyr Handor Jedi Master

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    I loved when Anakin said "Flaming Moffs" in EoVR. That's such a great phrase, and I can just picture Anakin saying that in horror/exasperation when he thinks Tahiri and him have been found out!!! :)
  6. PrinceXizor Former TF.N Foreign Book Cover Staff

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    TC : "Here's one I made up. 'Xit.' It's a Falleen curse." Mind explaining it to me ? (I think I got it, but I'm not sure... PM, maybe ?)
  7. Matthew Trias Force Ghost

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    "Kiss my Wookiee- Kiss my @$$ "

    Actually...I would think that wookiue means something else....but I'm not going to say. :d
  8. Jaded_Girl Jedi Master

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    We forgot "Great Skies!" (See "Emperor's Black Bones")

    It's another Zahnism, I think.
  9. jastermereel Jedi Master

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    In an early post someone mentioned Frag being a gamer term...and whlie this is true...didn't it actualy originate in the Vietnam war?...something about killing your commander?...i'm not sure but my dad was suprised and confused when he first heard me use it in a gaming context......

    And while its not Star Wars...in Terry Goodkind's sword of truth...the most common curse seems to be "Bags!"......while never(at least not yet) explained it seems to replace Dam*......just thought i'd mention it...
  10. Valiento Jedi Grand Master

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    Jaster your probably right, about it originating from a war, but I don't know about the commander part, hmm, something to look into.
  11. El_Cid_Campeador Jedi Knight

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    A few terrestrial expletives have found their way into Star Wars---for example, "damn," "Hell," "bastard," and "son of a bitch."

    Indeed, "Hell" has been used at least three times by Han Solo in the films &c.---twice in A New Hope ("I sure's Hell would've boosted your fee," and "What the Hell are you doing?") and once in The Empire Strikes Back ("Then I'll see you in Hell!").

    And then, Mara Jade's wonderful interjection "The Gates of Hell you did!"
  12. AthyraFire Jedi Knight

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    ahem, some of my favorites:

    "Slimy piece of worm-ridden filth" Han to Jabba the Hutt
    "Misguided scrap pile" 3po to r2
    "Overweight glob of grease" 3po to r2
    "Scoundrel" Leia to Han :)
    "No good, double-crossing swindler" Lando to Han

    and some of the more generic curses:

    "Stang" = dang or damn
    "Sithspawn" = ****
    "Poodoo" = we all know it technically means fodder, but come on, sounds more like **** to me
    "Blasted" = damned
    "Blast" = damn
    "E chuta" = i have no idea, but it's obviously insulting

    and i do remember Han calling Nil Spaar a son of a b*tch. i was very proud of him. :) sometimes, i wish some of the novels would include more of our traditional earthly curses. it would make some of the writing more effective.
  13. JediMasterAaron Jedi Grand Master

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    Vaping Moffs is, in my opinion, the best by far.

    JMA
  14. FarmboyKatarn Jedi Knight

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    Here's a list of sayings/curses that I've come across and who said them:

    Frag!
    Blast!
    By the Force!
    What in the name of all the stars?
    By the gods!
    Sithspawn!
    Mother of Madness!
    Kriff!
    Stang!
    Emperor?s Black Bones!
    What in the Emperor?s name?
    Freeze, Jabba, in the 9th circle of damnation!

    Did you know that Stang actually originated on Alderaan?
  15. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    I think there just easy ways of swearing without getting offensive. Sci-Fi is filled with "colorful metaphores" as Kirk puts in in Trek IV; funny thing is most Sci-Fi has made up swear words except the Trekies?!?

    To further corrupt our minds, other sci-fi swear words for F--- which seems the most common to be edited out (go figure)
    "Frell" from Farscape
    "Frak" from Battlestar Galactica
  16. Valiento Jedi Grand Master

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    Frak comes from, an old saying "Frik and frak", also known as Friken Fraken, etc.
  17. TalonCard •Author: Slave Pits of Lorrd •TFN EU Staff

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    "Xizor" is pronounced "Shi-zor". You figure the rest out. ;)

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  18. PrinceXizor Former TF.N Foreign Book Cover Staff

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    Well, I had it... Just needed some confirmation...
  19. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Well, don't forget Lambda shuttles, and the imperial flight groups are alpha, beta, theta, zeta, mu, &c...
  20. Valiento Jedi Grand Master

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    Yes, greek letters.

    Tau, Omega, etc are a few more of your list(though there not curses).
  21. _JM_ Jedi Master

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    To quote The Guinness Book of More Military Blunders (by Geoffery Regan)...
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    Fragging

    Mutiny in the British or American armies has been a very rare event in modern times. Yet mutiny can take many forms and one that has become more widespread in the 20th century is known as 'fragging', that is the murder of officers or NCOs who show an over-eagerness for seeking combat with the enemy or undertaking other dangerous missions. During the First World War, young officer- often no more than eighteen year old lieutenants, fresh from public school- had to order men to go 'over the top' in the face of a withering enemy fire. It was relatively simple for the officer to be shot in the heat of battle so that his men could remain in their trenches for lack of anyone to lead them. In the Vietnam War it has been estimated that as many as 20 per cent of officer fatalities were a result of fragging, either through shooting or more often by an apparently misdirected grenade.

    The murder of unpopular officers, often in action, has been widely documented even as far back as Roman times. One famous example from the 18th century involved a major of the 15th Foot Regiment at the battle of Blenheim in 1704. The man was an infamous martinet who had treated his men harshly in the past and was thoroughly hated. Aware of this he addressed his men before the fight, saying that if he should fall in the coming fight at least let it be by an enemy bullet. A soldier replied that they had more to think about than him at that moment and so the regiment went into battle. After victory had been won he turned to his men, raised his hat and called for a cheer, only to fall with a bullet through his head. During the First World War one notably unpopular sergeant was dispatched when one of his men came up behind him and dropped an unpinned grenade down his trousers, blowing him to pieces.
  22. Valiento Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks for the info.
  23. darthmalt16 Jedi Master

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    Anyone remember a thread about this about a year back? n e way I like it when they use sw words instead of curse words it means I don't hae to worry about my parents or anyone else seeing them
  24. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Vaping Moffs is good...

    But I've created the best one!


    Holy Sandblasted Sithlords!!!!


  25. RB-wan Jedi Knight

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    I think one of the best Earth-to-GFFA usages occurred in Children of the Jedi ( and probably Planet of Twilight,I'm not quite sure ). Remember the scene in the SW equivalent of a sports bar on Belsavis, where Han's trying to get information out of a drunken Duros? She keeps using variations of "fester", just like any drunk deep into their cups would use the F word repeatedly in conversation. ( Hell, I use it quite often, and to great effect, WITHOUT drinking! )

    And like any drunk female, she keeps hitting on Han, calling him "Sugardrawers" and "Angelpants"...or maybe she was just old and hard-up. This was one of the funniest moments in the book.

    Bri
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