Baay shfat - A curse, likely of Hutt origin, referring to an indeterminate and indelicate Hutt act (Republic Commando: Triple Zero).
Chuba - (Also sometimes spelled “Chubba”). Translating from Huttese as “You” or “Hey you,” but also literally the Huttese name for an animal resembling a frog or toad, it is used as an insult and also a curse or exclamation, as in “What the chubba is going on?” (The Phantom Menace; Dark Nest: The Joiner King, The Unseen Queen).
E chu ta! - An insult (The Empire Strikes Back, Legacy Vol. 3).
Grancha - A curse (Legacy Vol. 2: Shards).
Koochoo - Huttese for idiot (Galactic Phrase Book & Travel Guide).
Kung - An insult (or compliment) translating as scum (Return of the Jedi), as in U kulle rah doe kankee kung: You are my kind of scum.
Peedunky - An insult, translating loosely as punk (The Phantom Menace).
Poodoo - Huttese for excrement (The Phantom Menace). Oddly, this term also translates from Huttese to Basic as “fodder,” as in “You might have been a good smuggler, but now you’re just Bantha fodder!” (Return of the Jedi).
Shag - An insult, translating as slave (The Phantom Menace).
Skocha - An insult (Legacy Vol. 3).
Sleemo - An insult, translating as slimeball (The Phantom Menace).
Stoopa - Huttese for a fool or fools (Galactic Phrase Book & Travel Guide, Legacy Vol. 2: Shards).
The Millennium Falcon was originally modeled after a hamburger with an olive next to it. Because the name of the ship had not been finalized at this time, storyboards refer to as the pirate ship. Some boards indicate for the first version of the pirate ship (which became the Blockade Runner) to be changed into the ‘Hamburger Boogie’ version
Earlier today, my mom called to tell me that Star Wars was on tv. I said, “Ooooh! Which one?”
“The best one.”
“Empire Strikes Back? That’s my favourite.”
“Ugh, NO! The first one.”
“You liked A New Hope best, Mom? Not Empire?”
This was her reply, “Can you imagine how we all felt, seeing the second one in the theatre? With the way it ended? It was terrible”
And it occurred to me then, how different our viewing experiences were of the trilogy. Return of the Jedi was one of the very first movies I saw in the theatre, and some of my earliest Star Wars memories are of happy endings, exploding Death Stars and singing ewoks.
My mother had to wait three long years to find out if Darth Vader was telling the truth when he claimed to be Luke Skywalker’s father, to know if Han Solo was safely delivered to Jabba the Hutt’s palace, and to discover who Princess Leia was going to end up with.
I can only imagine how movie-goers in 1980 felt with that suspenseful ending. I think that’s something Star Wars lost in the prequel trilogy. Personally, I didn’t feel any sense of wonder or suspense in viewing the prequels.