I think I figured it out. . .

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Mako Crab, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Mako Crab

    Mako Crab Well-Known Member

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    I was watching "New Recruit" and Ratchet was telling Bulkhead how if he doesn't exercise his legs, then they'll atrophy. And I started thinking about that. . . .

    "Atrophy."

    Kind of a big word for a kids show. And then I remembered the famous use of the word "Nadir," which sent even grown-ups to the dictionary to find out what it meant. And that's when it hit me.

    I think Transformers Prime is on a mission to teach kids one new word every episode! I'll have to marathon the whole series just to see how that theory holds up, but I know I've heard many a big word throughout the show. I think it's kind of cool that they do that. Subtly broadening the diction of audiences everywhere!
     
  2. shroobmaster

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    Kids? The shit Optimus says is teaching ME new words. He wasn't a clerk he must've been the whole library himself.
     
  3. Moonlight1102

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    I recall one line from Beast Wars that included a word I had to look up in a dictionary.

    (Waspinator: "Waspinator likes it when enemies are punctual!")

    Or something along those lines...
     
  4. soundwave142

    soundwave142 Decepticon over-seer

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    Lol like when Optimus said paramount an people thought he meant the company Lol. Yeah I have noticed that after a word is used in the show some people start using it more often.
     
  5. Ømnidrive

    Ømnidrive Stop.....think......fart.....and keep on going

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    LOL THE HELL LOL.....................thats so true he teaches me as well
     
  6. Thilda

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    Hell 'Triage' was a new word for me

    OPTIMUS SHOW ME HOW TO WORDS
     
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    I've picked up a few new words from Prime as well, or was reminded of words I've not heard since I was in school. Actually, cartoons have been helping to extend my vocabulary all throughout my life.

    Thank you cartoons for helping me learn gooder English.
     
  8. Mako Crab

    Mako Crab Well-Known Member

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    HAHA! True story- I was taking a linguistics class with a friend of mine. She worked in catering, and the class was getting her all confused. So one day while she's arriving at a catering job, these good looking guys walk by her, and she asks them, "Hey, where are kitchen?" They laughed and pointed her the way, and she quickly ran away all beet red. :p 
     
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    Starscream said 'pontivocating' (if that's how it's spelled) in Triangulation. Not every ep has these words, I can tell you that for sure, but they do bring hefty vocab when they want to. An ep that I'm sure doesn't have big words is 'Metal Attraction'
     
  10. TFW10

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    TFP is not just entertaining but educational.

    Its all good.
     
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    "Pontificating."

    Yeah, I was surprised by "nadir" as well.
     
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    yea nadir had me blinking until my internal Vocabulary finally caught up with me but that is the only one so far
     
  13. ken8kuhletz08

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    Yeah, the latest word I came to know from Optimus Prime is bravado, which means A bold manner or a show of boldness intended to impress or intimidate.

    That definitely fits Prime's first impression with Smokescreen.

    Now I think we need a thread focusing on the words we learned from TFP. Who's with me? :D 
     
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    ^^ I'm with ya. ^^
     
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    I know, I literally need to use an online dictionary with some of the crap Optimus says.
     
  16. Karhukjnsi

    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

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    I loved when Starscream said he had enough of Optimus' "pontificating".

    I don't recall "nadir" being used.
     
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    Yes, this show uses oddly complex vocabulary. Forget kids, I'm an adult and I have no idea what some of the words Optimus says mean until I look them up.
     
  18. ken8kuhletz08

    ken8kuhletz08 JKC

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    Let's see what words we will learn next on "The Human Factor". :popcorn 
     
  19. Mako Crab

    Mako Crab Well-Known Member

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    Optimus said it in . . . I think it was near the end of season 1 during the big Unicron 4-parter. He said something about, "near the nadir of the war. . . " I looked it up and found this under the definition:

    And lo and behold, Optimus was talking about the point when Cybertron had to be abandoned and the Autobots had all but lost the war.

    Let's do it!
     
  20. Smashs

    Smashs Internet: Pure Truth Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm so happy I already know almost all of these. Had to look up nadir though.

    SMRT!
     

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