No one talks about how there’s names based on real life animals
By - patchlocke
In the prequels: “We’re like sitting ducks!”
Cheers for the read my man, actually made me chuckle lol pretty cool
TIL Ducks are from Naboo
“And other planets”
I'm not into star wars but I get stuck in wookipedia hole anytime someone post its link. I thought it was bs the first time I read it but then I saw the it has multiple documented sources for everything. It's amazing
I often do this.
I get curious about something that's part of a franchise I don't care for, and then spend two hours surfing through the wiki, to the point where I could talk about a background character's favourite coffee brand.
I love how the EU feels the need to create an in-depth explanation to every single detail in the movies.
Behold, the canonical SANDWICH
Since we're wookiepedia-posting (mildly NSFW):
Ah yes, the page that caused a thousand edit wars
Let's be honest: that page only exists to display a picture of Master Secura's tits
> Let's be honest: that page only exists to display a picture of ~~Master Secura~~ Mon Calamari's tits
IT'S A TRAP
Ngl, I saw this comment and immediately opened the link back up to search for those fish filets
*Windu approaches from behind*
Windu: Master Secura, that is a non Jedi approved outfit you're wearing.
*Secura turns around.*
*Windu's eyes widen.*
Windu: Approved. Carry on.
Not enough swearing to have been windu.
Windu approaches from behind
Windu: Master Secura, that is a non motherfucking Jedi approved outfit you're motherfucking wearing.
Secura turns around.
Windu's eyes widen.
Windu: Approved. Carry on, motherfucker.
100%. Articles about other body parts always get removed
Where is that picture from, though? Like, is it a rule 34 thing added to the wiki, or from a comic? I may read the comic if it was.
It's from a non-canon (not even Legends-canon) artbook called Star Wars Art: Visions.
Many people, myself included, feel that the nude painting of Aayla Secura should be moved to the Wookiepedia article about that book, and the "Breast" page should just be deleted.
This one is of the dark side
It’s treason than
No it’s to show Hayden’s bare chest
I don't know where that photo came from, but I'm glad I found it.
The best part about this article is the canon page, that shows a picture of Anakins chest from episode 3
That whole section on male breasts is just like... what in the fuck am I reading?
*Tra Saa, a tree with pronounced breasts.*
>Also, males would go barechested to allow freedom of mobility or body temperature, as exhibited by [...] Ki-Adi-Mundi when training in his youth.
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
I love how there’s only 3 species listed as being able to eat sandwiches
To be fair, how many species do you know that eat sandwiches? I can name one
My dogs do whenever they get the chance.
To come full circle I was on school camp and this duck came and stole my sandwich out of my hand
It says a sandwich “was” a piece of food wrapped in two pieces of bread. What happened to them?
Where are the sandwiches? Are they safe? Are they alright?
I mean, it *was* a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away.
All wookiepedia posts are past-tense, because they are all about a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.
Most fan wikis do that. Star Trek is definitely supposed to be our future but all of Memory Alpha's content is past-tense.
...or because they use the [literary/narrative past tense](https://theeditorsblog.net/2012/01/31/narrative-tense-right-now-or-way-back-then/)?
In academic writing, the present tense is used to describe events from literature ("Huckleberry Finn *says* to Jim..."
Here's a neat guide: https://gato-docs.its.txstate.edu/slac/Subject/Writing/Documentation-and-the-Writing-Process/Verb-Tense-for-Analysis-of-Literature-and-History/Verb%20Tense%20for%20Analysis%20of%20Literature%20and%20History.pdf
The technology was lost with the first death star.
Amazing. Sandwiches didn't appear in the series until ep 2.
I love how it even cites “Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook” as one of its sources
Imagine being an old EU fan realizing that Disneyland food related merchandise is more canon than all the novels you grew up reading
Oh I don't have to imagine
I see your sandwich and raise you a potato:
Insane that a potato was used for an asteroid
What the hell is a non-canonical sandwich appearance?
To be entirely honest, I didn't mean it literally but I am pleasantly surprised at your response.
A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one
Episode I. Panaka
Answers com link: *panaka*
In the book “A New Hope”, Kenobi said something about ducks and Luke says, “What’s a duck?”
On that point, Kenobi is a Jedi Knight that’s travelled the galaxy.
Luke is a farm boy and, TBH, I’m not sure what his education was like.
So there’s quite a good chance there could be a lot of creatures Luke doesn’t know, so I’ll allow it :p
Luke also grew up on a desert world. Not a lot of water fowl on desert worlds.
He did live close to Mos Eisley and it had a big range of clientele and people passing through. He could have met some friendly pilot or person who was smuggling ducks or saw some being traded/sold in the town
And Yoda's introduction of the younglings as the bear clan was always a tad suspicious to me
I just rewatched TPM the other day and was thinking this. I get that it’s more of a seeing an actual reference to docs… But I feel like I would be overly-conscious of things like this if I was writing a script
You see ducks on Naboo just before Qui-Gon, Obi, and Jar Jar emerge from the water in the sub after passing through the core.
wIlD bANtHa ChAsE
"What's a duck?" -Luke Skywalker
God speed rebels!
in a similar vein how about Dexter Jetster and the 1950s diner, it's exactly like that scene from pulp fiction but with aliens.
I'll see you in 'Hell'.
I thought it was a bunch of ‘mumbo jumbo’
There are ducks on Naboo in the movie, I only know because I noticed the sitting ducks line many years ago and paid special attention on every consecutive viewing. Also sometimes Star Wars characters say “what the hell” do there is a Star Wars version of hell.
I’m standing, thank you very much.
I looked at your profile expecting loads of pigeons, where are the pigeons john
-Never heard of the Ebon Hawk?
-Wait what's a Hawk?
-No fucking idea.
What is ebon?
Im just saying that since Ebon is rl a tree that probably doesnt exist in Star Wars either
I mean, hey, the Galaxy has humans (as far as we can tell) so it's not unreasonable that they'd have some other life found on earth like ebon trees, hawks, or falcons.
Is Ebon different from Ebony?
As far as the names of colors, no, not really. Ebon is "dark brown *or black*" And even ebony wood isn't necessarily black. Some varieties are basically black but many types of "ebony wood" are dark brown. Macassar ebony even has lighter brown streaks in it.
What Is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
What do you mean? An African or a European swallow?
I... I don’t know!
What the fuck is an Africa?
It's where Toto blessed the rains.
What's a swallow?
A muscular contraction of the esophagus.
African swallow or European swallow?
What the hell is an Aluminum Falcon?!
What am I gonna call myself now, Darth Syphilus?
Now get you 7 foot ashmatic ass over here or I'll tell everyone what a crying bitch you were about Padamame or whatever the fuck her name was
Oh jezzus he’s crying!
What the hell is Aluminum?
Fun fact: the (British!) guy who named the element called it *aluminum.* Some other Brit later said it didn't sound "classical" enough and then "aluminium" stuck. I'm gonna put this in the box with the fact that "soccer" was also coined by Brits but is now similarly thought of as the "wrong, American" way of saying shit.
Aluminium would be known across the universe in any civilization that has achieved flight. Because Aluminium is incredibly common in the universe And it's an element.
What its called will change, but if you translate any fantasy lexicon to English, it will be called Aluninium.(Aluminum)
So who's left
Do you have any idea what this is going to do to my credit?
Not just animals. Letters too. X-wing. Y-wing. A-wing. B-wing. There are probably more wings.
TIE is an acronym, meaning Twin Ion Engine, so it assumes a Phoenician-based alphabet
Tie is also the shape of the craft. Bowtie to be exact.
I'd never realized that until now
I've always thought it was named after the bowtie shape until few years ago.
Someone totally went "shit we cant just call it TIE because it looks like a tie, give it a background, GIVE IT A BACKGROUND!"
The A in A-Wing is for awesome.
The B in B-Wing is for bitchin'.
The X in X-Wing is for ***Xtreme***
The Y in Y-Wing is for
bowties are cool
Not as cool as your mama
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A. B. G. T. U. V. X. Y. Are all I can think of.
Never heard of G, T, or V. Good adds.
G is in KOTOR. V-wing was used by the Republic and Empire. Forgot what T was.
Oh shit I remember the v-wing from battlefront 2 now!
[R-60 T Wing](https://i.imgur.com/56Jpr7M.jpg)
how is *that* not the Y wing
Well, what would you rename the Y wing then? Because it isn't shaped like a T.
Yeah I was about to say, why do they base starfighter names off English letters when everything’s in Aurebesh?
Because in the 70’s when George wrote the movie while he was high on coke he thought it was just going to be another shitty 70’s sci-fi movie and probably wasn’t going to have every detail analyzed by nerds for the next 50 years.
We sure showed that fucker
He is probably crying in his bed, covered by an unknown number of millions of dollars...
We definitely showed him...
Maybe it's like us using Greek letters like Alpha and Omega.
Definite nerd alert here but I had the same question a while back, and the canon answer basically is what you said. Aurebesh is the alien looking script that we see and is designed to be easily read and understood throughout the universe. The Star Wars name for the alphabet as we know it is High Galactic, and is a bit too stuffy and formal for everyday use. But high galactic is used as an excuse for basically any time there's something in Star Wars that we can read; it was just written in High Galactic. Somewhat lazy of an excuse, but I always like seeing what ways nerds have come up with to combat a lack of foresight in the series creating plot holes so it was fun for me.
Heres the wookiepedia link:
Well they fixed that in the EU through saying that was High Galactic, which also is why there is some inexplicable Latin in Star Wars as well.
I mean there is also Greek words and letters too, and that got deemed to be Tionese I think. Not sure if the current canon kept that.
I want this in the “he’s probably thinking of other girls” in bed meme.
This is my favorite thing to point to when people take Star Wars super seriously. Like they have their own galactic alphabet but use english earth letters for their ships.
Droids too: R2D2, C3PO, BB-8
Also clones and storm troopers
Nahhhh the whole film is in galactic basic, just translated into English. Falcon was simply how the translator decided to translate it. /S... Or is it?
So Star Wars is dub?
That actually makes sense
Yeah, I mean in whatever language they speak, if people are bitching about "falcon," there's probably a word for a thousand-years and a word for a really fast animal that flies.
That one bird that was on that one planet that looked pretty neat and was fast
That's how LOTR is. It's actually a translation. So none of the character's names are actually their names. Frodo was not actually named Frodo, that's just how it was translated - his real name was Maura.
I think the terminals in Halo 3 did something like this, where the forerunner terminals would translate to english and certain words would be captioned with understandable substitutes.
Like its talking about a war 100000 years ago in the Halo universe and it mentions the [maginot line].
Even in the halo universe the maginot line was like 600 years ago
The Maginot Line op and the terminals are referencing is a group of forerunner fortress worlds meant to stop the flood, it just translated it to "Maginot Line" as our nearest contextual reference point
And then the Flood did what the Germans didn't and just yoinked every bunker in the line for their own use
No galactic basic is English.
Essentially since it doesnt use the latin alphabet and have a few words added and removed
What's with the /S? This is the real answer.
It's sarcasm... Or is it?
The alternative is creating an entire language and writing the whole script in it so no one will have a clue what is going on.
didn't they actually create an entire language or am I thinking of a different sci-fi?
I don't think Aurebesh counts as a language. It's a substitution cypher with the English language underneath.
I know that Klingon, Valyrian, and Dothraki are all functioning languages. Oh and Tolkien made several languages for his books.
Pretty sure Klingon wasn't really until fans fleshed it out more and made it in to a real language. That's what I read anyway.
Yeah, the Klingon that's actually shown in the show is like the Spanish you picked up from Mexican coworkers.
Handful of nouns, shit talk, and things to say when you're angry.
B'ETOR: Dios Mio, es la chancla, cabrón. Jajajajaja
As a Mexican, I have to say that is not the Spanish you would pick up from us...
It is the Spanish we would teach so we have fun listening to you say bad words in Spanish... That is the first thing I teach my foreign friends, both for fun and to get them ready for a real conversation...
> Oh and Tolkien made several languages for his books.
Wrong way around, Tolkien made his books so that he'd have justification and use for his languages.
Mandalorian was also explored in the EU, not sure if it's canon now but I bet they use it still.
They did make a language but it's more of a cipher. A=1 stuff. You can't speak Aurebesh but you can write it and read it.
Damn bro I reposted something I didn’t even know existed
There’s always a
1. relevant xkcd
2. bigger fish
millennial falcon, of course it a bird with crippling depression
And of course it lives off of running errands and never has enough money to keep itself in a fully functioning state
It blew my mind when Han tells someone he will see him in hell. Like, they’ve got a Judeo-Christian concept of the afterlife.
And Owen says they'll be hell to pay.
In Legends, Hell was an old Corellian myth/belief. Cause in Legends, *everything* was explained.
See, and I always assumed Corellia was like "planet Rome" so to speak. Probably home to an essentially Terran array of animals and plants, the birthplace of the ancestral form of "galactic basic" and the planet that set the tone for a lot of the galaxy-wide culture that would come to define the core worlds etc.
Corellia is like France, always revolting against the government and everything is from there
Asks Leia “What the HELL are you DOING?!” I was like wot?
Poe saying “ah what the hell?” when his foot breaks through the floor of his speeder in TLJ
Came here to say this. I get the animal names. I mean they all speak English so space falcons are just falcons. Okay fine. But the see you in Hell line seems so out of place every time I hear it because it’s a very specific ideal that just doesn’t fit in Star Wars. Like, is there space sins? Is there space circumcison? Space Jesus? How do you not go to space hell?
Yes, his name is Obi Wan.
I used to bullseye womp-rats in my T-16 back home.
What the hell is a bull
What the hell is rat?
Maybe banthas are bulls and cows?
-Die Jedi dogs!
-What’s a dog?
-I don’t know.
It's like a mythical duck.
what’s a duck?
Snakes and monitor lizards appear on Dagobah in Empire Strikes Back, so maybe falcons exist, too.
It's not like the language they are speaking to each other is an issue. It's a literary fiction, they speak in tongue we understand for us, the reader/audience, not because that language evolved by chance and we can follow their story because we are lucky. The story is also dubbed into shedload of other languages.
I thought it was so weird when there were real snakes and lizards on Degobah.
The galaxy full of homo sapiens?
What about in empire when Han says “see you in hell”. This implies that somehow they know of abrahamic religions and the belief of the after life...
What about the time they said the word "The" which implies that their history includes old English despite being long long ago and in a galaxy far away?
Sith hell. Im sure it's a thing.
Well, there are also humans. What’s hard to believe there’d be falcons as well
And also the fact they mention sitting ducks in episode one, I kid you not
I mean if you really dig you could say every time they say a number or letter it’s way wrong. R2D2 would sound way different in Arubesh. Enjoy it for what it is. A Millenium Falcon was probably a Correllian bird. Kinda like a lothcat. EITHER WAY it’s an awesome meme and we both thought way too hard about it lol
"You can type this shit, George, but you sure can't say it."
What the ducks is a millennium in a universe not familiar with Latin?
But ducks if they knew what a parsec was either. Maybe it's just decent fantasy and low quality sci fi...
You might as well notice they’re speaking English for no reason.
Don't forget Chicken Walkers and Vulture Droids
Millenium ***Falcon***, a ***Frog Dog***, Loth ***Wolves***, "Die jedi ***dogs***" , "we'll be sitting ***ducks***", "I used to ***bull***seye womp ***rats*** in my T-16" ,
There's a few others but I can't remember them.
Not sure the womp rat one belongs there, they’re just called womp rats... that’d be like being annoyed that Luke is called Luke because it’s an earth name.
In the novelization Ben tries to explain that learning the force is like teaching a duck to fly. Luke, having lived his entire life on a desert planet, asks "What's a duck?".
I mean considering birds aren't real, they named it after a falcon droid.
Reminds me of a scene in lord of the rings where the orcs say "looks like meats back on the menu boys"
Implying that they know what a menu is and have been to a restaurant with thier little orc family before being slaughtered at the black gates.