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Margaret
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Post by Margaret » Wed February 11th, 2009, 3:21 am

Well, ol' J the H does look like a gigantic slug! I wrote a story about salting slugs when I was a teenager - sent it to The New Yorker, even. :p Alas, they didn't want it.
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Post by Helen_Davis » Wed February 11th, 2009, 7:42 pm

[quote=""margaret""]well, ol' j the h does look like a gigantic slug! I wrote a story about salting slugs when i was a teenager - sent it to the new yorker, even. :p alas, they didn't want it.[/quote] :d hahahahahahahhahahahahahha!

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Post by Kveto from Prague » Sun February 15th, 2009, 11:23 am

[quote=""Andromeda_Organa""]thanks christopher. BTW, did you get my PM.

OTOH, I found a story I'd written when I was twelve last night. I look at it and wonder where my talent came from! It was pretty funny- I had my characters killing Jabba the Hutt by pouring salt on him! :D [/quote]

thats actually quite clever, and more interesting than simply shooting him with a lazer blast or something.

In case youre interested, the name "Jabba the Hutt" was used by George Lukas by combining two words from the Czech language. in Czech "Zaba" means "frog" in czech. and the word "hud" means "snake". the pronunciation is something like "dzjaba the hut" ("t" and "d" at the ends of words are fairly interchangable).

so Jabba the Hutt means "Frog the Snake".

Kinda makes sense when you see him, doesnt it :-)

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Post by Margaret » Sun February 15th, 2009, 10:22 pm

I still think he looks more like a slug. One of our big Oregon banana-type slugs.
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Post by Volgadon » Mon February 16th, 2009, 3:44 pm

The connotations are of something slimey and repulsive, at least in Russian that is.

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Post by Margaret » Mon February 16th, 2009, 5:45 pm

In Oregon, too. Absolutely!
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