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April 29, 2008 Trash compactor Merge to List of phrases and slang
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If author intent is the name of the game here, I think the most accurate translation of "barve" would be pig. The term originated in the Boba Fett story in Tales from Jabba's Palace, and is used as a replacement for "pig" in the telling of a real-life joke. CooperTFN 06:34, 29 January 2006 (UTC)


I heard it used multiple times in KotOR2, not only used by Twi'leks and not only about inconvenient women. Queen Talia uses this about Vaklu, for example. The Duros trader on Nar Shaddaa also used this about the other Rodian trader (who may be female, I don't know) - TopAce 19:39, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

The Rodian Trader was female. If schutta was the equivalent of slut or whore, Talia might refer to Vaklu turning himself over to whoever will help him. Linkman95 20:27, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

  • I'm pretty sure that "Chutta" on this list is a mistake, and I'll delete it. Damn, I just realized I'm not signed in. Oh well.

Sounds more like an actual word if you ask me. Schutta might mean slut in Twi'leki. I could imagine an elder Twi'lek calling a young Twi'lek entertainer a slut or whore. --Celtic22 17:11, November 12, 2009 (UTC)


Are the titles listed supposed to be the earliest known source, or just any source? -- Ozzel 04:45, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

  • At least I think they're meant as the earliest know source. --Tinwe 16:53, 2 September 2006 (UTC)


As a sidenote, the word Abo is an extremely derogatory word to describe native Australian aborigines here in Australia. -- Doo Doo 09:17, 13 April 2006 (UTC)


Bucket actually referrs to clone (and, one would supposed stormtrooper) helmets, not armor. Because, see, they look like a bucket when inverted. Interestingly enough, the mando'a term for helmet is "buy'c", very close to the english/Basic "helmet". Changed the bucket entry to reflect this. SolusKad 02:43, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

In the TCW episode 'Ambush' one of the battle droids uses the term 'bucket-head' to refer to another, slightly stupider, battle droid. In 'Rookies', the term 'bucket' is used to refer to battle droids (i.e. "That should slow those buckets down.") This page needs to be updated.--Jedipilot24 (talk) 17:11, April 30, 2013 (UTC)

That Starship won't fly[]

I vaguely recall the phrase "That Starship won't fly" used in KOTOR, I think it was a phrase that Revan could use to reject Bastila saying something like "No, that starship won't fly, i'm not interested in you" or somthing like that (I don't really remember). I'm not sure what the exact definition of the phrase is, or how best to describe it, maybe someone else can describe it better, and add it to the list.

  • Yeah, What does that mean anyway? 19:11, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
    • I imagine it's the Star Wars analogue for that dog won't hunt. jSarek 21:37, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
      • Or when pigs fly, or it won't fly. I wonder what would be the best way to describe That starship won't fly. I would add it to the list myself, but I can't really think of the best way to describe it. 22:41, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
    • Same as saying "that [plane] won't fly", won't work. -Finlayson 04:10, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
    • A Middle American equivalent phrase would probably be "that dog won't hunt," which you hear every now and then from Senators. Enochf 23:00, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Wouldn't it basically be "that shit won't fly" but replaced with starship. -- Riffsyphon1024 23:01, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

ion engine[]

i seem to recall a line in kotor 2 were mira states that she would rather stuff a hydrospanner up her ion engine than do something(i forget) i think a simliar phrase was used by atton can anyone confirm this. Ralok 21:02, 10 June 2006 (UTC)


Should this list include Proverbs? or should that be in a diffrent artical? for example "the biger the galaxy the sweeter the homecomeing" and something like "beware the wrath of the female scorned" Valin "Tnu" "Shido" Suul 21:33, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

  • I suggest a new page for Proverbs, and a link to that page in this one: "See also" - Skippy Farlstendoiro 09:33, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Not firing all thrusters[]

  • Hey, they stole that from Dr. McCoy in Star Trek IV! ^_^ Enochf 23:42, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Poodoo vs. Bantha Poodoo[]

How can Bantha Poodoo mean Bantha food, when Poodoo means excerement? Is is supposed to mean Bantha crap or that Bantha food is crap? DarthMRN 18:18, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

  • Where do you find "poodoo" translated as excrement? In slang usage, it is sometimes used in ways that an English speaker might use a slang term for excrement, but its literal translation has been "fodder" (or food) since 1983 (unless you know of a canon translation that I don't). Asithol 03:44, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Kork and Kark[]

While reading Legacy of the Force: Fury, I noticed that on page 324, after shooting Koyan, the pilot says Kork. Is this a typo, or a new word entirely?--The All-knowing Sith'ari 13:33, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

  • There are other words with similar spellings in this list and kark has been overused in my opinion so I don't see why it couldn't be a new one. -- Riffsyphon1024 23:54, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader[]

For now I've found 2. "Vader didn't rise until the Emperor's holoimage had derezzed entirely." "Has Commander Salvo been updated?" Climber asked. "The commander is on the freq now," the spec-one said." Can't add them since I'm not familiar with how the formatting works. Fank 01:41, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Derezzed could be a form of rezzing which is applying a holoimage and de-rezzing it is the opposite. Freq is a shortened form of frequency. -- Riffsyphon1024 02:26, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Yeah I figured that out. What I meant was that I didn't know how to include them on the page. Figured it out and added freq since it's slang used by Clone Troopers. Fank 02:54, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Old Order[]

Do we honestly need this page? Cassus Fett describing a previous government as the "old order" is just a common turn of phrase. We might as well have a page called "transmission interruption" because it was in that holonet report. This is not really a term that only describes the Galactic Republic, and that's what this article is making it out to be. Instead, Fett is just describing the "order" (ie government) having become "old" (ie outdated, to be replaced by the Mandalorians). This is a totally pointless and non-unique article. Cull Tremayne 20:28, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

I agree. We should merge this and delete the page.[]

I agree. There is absolutely no reason for this to be a seperate page. We should just merge this comment with the main article about the Republic, and delete this page.

LordMattyM 03:54, 3 May 2008 (UTC)LordMattyM

"Calibrating my Deece"?[]

What page in Triple Zero is this phrase from?Subach 17:38, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

  • Page 320. I'm not so sure this is slang. Couldn't it just be Darman giving an excuse or being sarcastic?--Splinter Smile 06:43, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
    • Since there's no evidence this phrase is in fact sexual innuendo, and no one has come to its defense as a slang phrase, I've removed the entry. Asithol 21:46, April 6, 2011 (UTC)
      • Deece actually refers to their weapons, a DC-17m Interchangable Weapon System that all Republic Commandos are issued. Deece is just slang for the first two letters "DC". 22:17, January 2, 2012 (UTC)

star wars only slang?[]

shouldn't this list be for slang that is unique to the Star Wars universe? Does it realy need to include phrases like "aw, nuts"?--Gen. Antilles 22:28, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

  • I disagree with you. That particular phrase you mention suggests that, in the Star Wars universe, they do have nuts. There is slang that we use and they don't; so I think this page should cover both unique and non-unique slang.--Skippy Farlstendoiro 07:49, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
    • what about stuff like "been had," "coot," and "damn"? i'm just saying, this is a Star Wars wiki and a list of Star Wars slang.--Gen. Antilles 23:31, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
      • "Aw, nuts" will not be removed per Hobbie Klivian. Other terms are to be included even if there is some coincidence that the term means exactly the same thing in our universe. -- Riffsyphon1024 06:12, 25 January 2009 (UTC)


the root itself is unsourced but two words stemming from it are? shouldn't that mean theres a source for the root as well?


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00:24, February 28, 2010 (UTC)

Plan B[]

May I ask why a definition for it is even here? It's not Star Wars slang; it's REAL LIFE slang!! You can look it up in a REAL LIFE dictionary, or failing that Urban Dictionary. 18:47, August 16, 2010 (UTC)

  • See the discussion just a few lines up, under the star wars only slang? heading. Asithol 08:17, November 23, 2011 (UTC)

Removal of Equivalencies[]

WHY is this being done? Having "Equivalent to the Real World phrase..." gives context and demonstrates usage. The user removing this needs to stop or be reported for vandalism.ShannarythVenhallyn (talk) 19:17, December 27, 2012 (UTC)

  • The removal was simply an intermediate step. Aparently this is an in-universe article so we shouldn't be referring to English. I moved the references to english into the Behind the scenes section. And I agree it is quite useful, just in the wrong spot. I may have missed some though and it would be great if you could help.Serafina360 (talk) 19:24, December 27, 2012 (UTC)

And, with that my concerns are no longer valid, or necessary. Good work, m'lady. This is actually an improvement for the article. I retract my earlier statements.ShannarythVenhallyn (talk) 19:27, December 27, 2012 (UTC)

What to do with canon slang?[]

Should we create a "List of phrases and slang/Canon," or should we just put everything here indiscriminately? --LelalMekha (talk) 10:27, March 10, 2015 (UTC)

  • I think it deserves it's own page. - AV-6R7User talk:AV-6R7 13:36, March 10, 2015 (UTC)
    • I'm actually already working on one that I currently have saved on my computer and will probably post it either this evening or sometime tomorrow. So, yeah. Hang tight. ProfessorTofty (talk) 14:13, March 10, 2015 (UTC)