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August 22, 2010, 05:39:08 AM
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Yea, but bosh'tet needs to be tame enough to be used as a joke.
The last time I tried to pay a compliment to my malfunctioning captain, I took the ship name and everything.

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August 22, 2010, 09:18:59 AM
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That doesn't sound right...like they where machines
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You are way too silly, man.

Haven't you ever heard "What is your Mayor Malfunction?!" at least in a movie or something
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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 22, 2010, 04:56:33 PM
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You are way too silly, man.

Haven't you ever heard "What is your Mayor Malfunction?!" at least in a movie or something
Major, and still. Doesn't feel right.

August 22, 2010, 05:05:06 PM
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Well, I suppose we will have to wait for a Dictionary to be made.

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

November 19, 2010, 06:39:58 AM
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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.

I don't ever remember seeing that line. Female only dialogue?

November 19, 2010, 07:04:25 AM
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I don't ever remember seeing that line. Female only dialogue?
Yes

November 27, 2010, 11:52:15 PM
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It really only feels right when you think of it as meaning 'Idiot' or 'B*****d'.


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November 28, 2010, 11:11:48 AM
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November 28, 2010, 03:15:28 PM
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Yeah I always thought of it as meaning "bastard" pretty much. Thats how it comes across to me, although I could see how it might mean "broken" or "malfunctioning" or something like that.

December 10, 2010, 05:02:22 AM
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Maybe it means something like "incompetent moron". All quarians need to be good at what they do in order to keep the ship functioning. I'd say being called incompetent would be quite an insult in their culture.

December 10, 2010, 08:18:40 AM
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It really only feels right when you think of it as meaning 'Idiot' or 'B*****d'.
that's how I see it, it makes more sense for the length of word it is.

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January 27, 2011, 01:22:26 AM
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Bosh'tet. I think, since the word is used by Tali against someone she doesn't like, and a piece of equipment that isn't running fast enough. Since she calls her Omni-tool a Bosh'tet while nervous from the approaching Sheopard, I guess it means something like 'Stupid little...' or 'Annoyance' or perhaps 'Meddlesome little bother'.

Obviously I'm trying not to use stronger profanity here, but my point hopefully gets across.
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January 31, 2011, 04:01:41 AM
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Bosh'tet. I think, since the word is used by Tali against someone she doesn't like, and a piece of equipment that isn't running fast enough. Since she calls her Omni-tool a Bosh'tet while nervous from the approaching Sheopard, I guess it means something like 'Stupid little...' or 'Annoyance' or perhaps 'Meddlesome little bother'.

Obviously I'm trying not to use stronger profanity here, but my point hopefully gets across.
I think it's been pretty well covered earlier in the above posts: B-----d, idiot, etc. largely sums it up. "Come on you little bosh'tet!" is the phrase she uses when referring to her omni-tool: "Come on you little broken/stupid little/annoyance!" just doesn't seem to translate. "Come on you little b-----d!" does


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January 31, 2011, 05:23:14 PM
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I will go with douchebag.

February 01, 2011, 12:37:30 AM
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I will go with douchebag.
I s'pose that works


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February 02, 2011, 08:36:43 AM
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As far as I know, I haven't heard her call any female "bosh'tet" so I'm assuming that its an obsenity only aimed towards males. So it could also mean jerk, but then it wouldn't make any sense for her to call the drive core a jerk. Would it?

February 02, 2011, 07:45:17 PM
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As far as I know, I haven't heard her call any female "bosh'tet" so I'm assuming that its an obsenity only aimed towards males. So it could also mean jerk, but then it wouldn't make any sense for her to call the drive core a jerk. Would it?
She calls Femshep a bosh'tet in a jocular manner.

February 04, 2011, 08:07:15 AM
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She calls Femshep a bosh'tet in a jocular manner.
Then I retract my statement. (never played Femshep)

February 04, 2011, 04:20:24 PM
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As far as I know, I haven't heard her call any female "bosh'tet" so I'm assuming that its an obsenity only aimed towards males. So it could also mean jerk, but then it wouldn't make any sense for her to call the drive core a jerk. Would it?
She never called the drive core a Bosh'tet...


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February 04, 2011, 04:25:48 PM
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She never called the drive core a Bosh'tet...
Yeah she did.. it's during the dialogue after her loyalty mission.
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"Ohhhh, come on you little bosh'tet!"

*directed at her omni tool which has a readout on the drive core*
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February 05, 2011, 04:29:04 PM
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I thought she was talking to her omni tool, oh well.


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February 08, 2011, 07:18:02 AM
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I thought she was talking about the suit rupture and she was trying to keep her symptoms down with the omni-tool but hey. :D

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February 08, 2011, 07:28:31 PM
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I thought she was talking about the suit rupture and she was trying to keep her symptoms down with the omni-tool but hey. :D
Exact line:
"Oh come on you little bosh'tet!
I'm sorry. I've got a fever and I'm taking it out on the poor drive core..."