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August 20, 2010, 01:21:33 PM

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For the longest time, we though it meant "fucker" or "Douchebag".
Browsing the intertubes I came around another suitable explanation.

Faulty Equipment

IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!!!

I Suport Legion Prime.
Because if he's going to be a NPC, he better be the Best NPC in the history of mankind.

Jesse James Allen. a.k.a. Lower Afterlife Bitchin' Rave song composer. did this track called Zorah's Fire as a temptative ME3 theme for Tali.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBOwP2RFDhA&feature=related

August 20, 2010, 01:57:40 PM
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For me it means "Jackass who won't do what I tell them", or in some cases, "Mentally retarded douchebag tali hater who wishes death to the quarian race and faps to miranda's ass."

August 20, 2010, 03:08:04 PM
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For me it means "Jackass who won't do what I tell them", or in some cases, "Mentally retarded douchebag tali hater who wishes death to the quarian race and faps to miranda's ass."
That's about right. :D

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Hmmm....

August 20, 2010, 07:18:54 PM
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For the longest time, we though it meant "fucker" or "Douchebag".
Browsing the intertubes I came around another suitable explanation.

Faulty Equipment

IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!!!



This makes her reaction towards one of the Admirals that much funnier, as shown by the reaction via the crowd. Sort of a Quarian "You Got Served" line
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August 20, 2010, 11:14:17 PM
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This makes her reaction towards one of the Admirals that much funnier, as shown by the reaction via the crowd. Sort of a Quarian "You Got Served" line
It's a mild expletive, along the lines of Fa**ot or D*ck
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August 21, 2010, 02:03:58 AM
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For the longest time, we though it meant "fucker" or "Douchebag".
Browsing the intertubes I came around another suitable explanation.

Faulty Equipment

IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!!!



Well, I had no idea that Tali was such a potty mouth.
She should wash her mouth out with soap.

. . .oh. Right. She can't.
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August 21, 2010, 04:52:44 AM
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It's a mild expletive, along the lines of Fa**ot or D*ck

I'm more than aware of that. I just liked the idea of it meaning something more along the lines of faulty equipment, as it makes more sense for that to mean something offensive to the Quarian people, instead of just a generic psudo-swear, much like the Krogan and their belief that ignoring someone is the worst thing you can do to a person
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August 21, 2010, 05:13:37 AM
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I immediately assumed it was the equivalent of 'bastard', just as Keelah!! is comparable to the exclamation 'Jesus Christ!' and Keelah Se'lai is equal to 'God bless' or 'God be with you.'

August 21, 2010, 01:06:28 PM
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I immediately assumed it was the equivalent of 'bastard', just as Keelah!! is comparable to the exclamation 'Jesus Christ!' and Keelah Se'lai is equal to 'God bless' or 'God be with you.'

Yeah that sounds about right to me
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August 21, 2010, 01:57:35 PM
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Guys, just think about it.

In a ship where Faulty Equipment has been the cause of death and disgrace for over 300 years.

Do you really think calling someone a "dick" would be the greater insult to the Quarian culture.

I Suport Legion Prime.
Because if he's going to be a NPC, he better be the Best NPC in the history of mankind.

Jesse James Allen. a.k.a. Lower Afterlife Bitchin' Rave song composer. did this track called Zorah's Fire as a temptative ME3 theme for Tali.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBOwP2RFDhA&feature=related

August 21, 2010, 02:47:39 PM
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Guys, just think about it.

In a ship where Faulty Equipment has been the cause of death and disgrace for over 300 years.

Do you really think calling someone a "dick" would be the greater insult to the Quarian culture.
I did not say that it was the same, I said that its level of offensiveness would be similar. It may well mean faulty equipment.


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August 21, 2010, 03:41:23 PM
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Why can't it just mean something as easy as "bastard"?
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August 21, 2010, 03:44:25 PM
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I immediately assumed it was the equivalent of 'bastard', just as Keelah!! is comparable to the exclamation 'Jesus Christ!' and Keelah Se'lai is equal to 'God bless' or 'God be with you.'

I don't think the last two are religious terms.  The Codex says that most Quarians aren't religious, but they instead practice "Elder Worship", querying the older Quarians for advice and ideas.
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August 21, 2010, 04:26:46 PM
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I don't think the last two are religious terms.  The Codex says that most Quarians aren't religious, but they instead practice "Elder Worship", querying the older Quarians for advice and ideas.
Elder worship is a religion, not a particularly well defined one, but a religion nonetheless. A religion is a belief system that addresses questions of ultimate reality, e.g. Is God real, why am I here, etc.


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August 21, 2010, 04:57:57 PM
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If I knew how to put a picture directly in here, I would put in the classical "Topic: get back on it"
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August 21, 2010, 05:23:01 PM
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If I knew how to put a picture directly in here, I would put in the classical "Topic: get back on it"


What you do is put [img] before and after the link. But in the after one you put a / before img
 
The link you want is http://i32.tinypic.com/2ldzo13.jpg
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It could even mean "Dick Weasel."
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It could even mean "Dick Weasel."
lol. I always thought it may have been the name of a disgraced quarian. Said quarian's name became an insulting word after hundreds of years. Possible?

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Faulty Equipment

I Suport Legion Prime.
Because if he's going to be a NPC, he better be the Best NPC in the history of mankind.

Jesse James Allen. a.k.a. Lower Afterlife Bitchin' Rave song composer. did this track called Zorah's Fire as a temptative ME3 theme for Tali.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBOwP2RFDhA&feature=related

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Repeating your idea doesn't make it any truer.

August 21, 2010, 07:38:19 PM
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If Shepard is female and asks Tali if she's blushing after Tali says that she trustgs Shepard, Tali says "The last time I tried to pay a compliment to my bosh'tet captain, I took the ship name and everything." So she's basically calling F!Shepard a bosh'tet here, so it's not like a grave insult.

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She doesn't really meant it if she says it there though.
You can notice that she's joking from her tone.

I Suport Legion Prime.
Because if he's going to be a NPC, he better be the Best NPC in the history of mankind.

Jesse James Allen. a.k.a. Lower Afterlife Bitchin' Rave song composer. did this track called Zorah's Fire as a temptative ME3 theme for Tali.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBOwP2RFDhA&feature=related

August 21, 2010, 08:36:09 PM
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She doesn't really meant it if she says it there though.
You can notice that she's joking from her tone.
Yea, but bosh'tet needs to be tame enough to be used as a joke.

August 21, 2010, 08:52:41 PM
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If Shepard is female and asks Tali if she's blushing after Tali says that she trustgs Shepard, Tali says "The last time I tried to pay a compliment to my bosh'tet captain, I took the ship name and everything." So she's basically calling F!Shepard a bosh'tet here, so it's not like a grave insult.

Maybe it's a word that has varying definitions depending upon the context in which it's used.
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