"Slag is offencive"

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  1. Star Streaker

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    In Transformers Animated, Slag was renamed due to it being British slang for degrading a woman. Or something like that.

    Now see FoC. He keeps the name Slag.

    What.
     
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    I thought they changed it to Slug?
     
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    If you're serious, might have been renamed for UK only.

    If you're joking by trying to call me slow, not very clever :v
     
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    Slug - Transformers Wiki
     
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    Huh.. A lot of sites need to correct this apparently. All the sites I've seen call him Slag.
     
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    ^Yeah, I figured he was renamed. Maybe Slag and Slug just sound so similar...

    Though it's kinda dumb considering Cybertronian slugs actually exist in the games, so now he's named after a big, slow, worm.

    No it isn't. But then again, he isn't. So you aren't.
     
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    I don't mind the name-change, because he'll "slug" you, or use a shotgun to put a "slug" into your fucking brain.

    Though I do like the caption used for G1 Slag. "His name is a curse word. JUST THE WAY HE LIKES IT!" Perfect!
     
  8. Star Streaker

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    Sorry, just use to SPUF and how they find unclever ways to degrade someone.
     
  9. Driftveil

    Driftveil You find me offensive

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    I've never heard the name Slug in my life. Sounds stupid. Slag is best name.
     
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    Ha, a Cybertronion slag. :lol 
     
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    While it's a stupid name (and a stupid reason to change it, really, as was the issue with PCC Spastic, they changed the name to Over-Run even though that toy never even was scheduled for release across the pond), slug has more meaning than just a slimy worm:
    Slug (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Actually, seeing as you'll never be able to get a parent over here to buy a child a toy named after a slang term for a whore/slut/generally easy to bed lady, I can actually see it as a good choice. The name 'Slug' sounds exceptionally like the name 'Slag' when spoken aloud, but removes the offensive name from any related merchandise. An overall good solution that avoids any cost of redubbing the game for an english speaking market.

    I'm almost 100% sure that if you didn't know his name was changed you wouldn't notice in the game.
     
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    Isn't the game rated T? I could see them keeping it as slag just for that. It will almost definitely be Slug though in case they what to include them in Prime.
     
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    How did the buying and selling of children get involved in a discussion about the name of a toy robot Triceratops? While the name is concerning, I'd be more worried about parents buying children outside of normal adoption services in general.
     
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    It's pretty damn ridiculous, considering Slag's named after the molten byproducts of smelting. Hence the fire breathing thing.


    The problem with slug is, it also sounds pretty close to slut, another slang word for whores :lol 
     
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    It annoys me to no end, I'll reduce those Autobots to slag no matter who decides to use the word improperly and take offense to it for no reason.
     
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    :lol  fixed.
     
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    WE get that's what it means... now. Did you get the reference as a kid? Honestly?
     
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    i hate the name change. sounds too close to Sludge

    i'd rather have a slutty SPACE Triceratops than minor confusion
     

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