Sparkplug's vocabulary?

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  1. Tigertrack

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    Okay so, speaking G1 cartoons here. Sparkplug used to work at an oil-rig right? He's a pretty good mechanic and has some engineering know-how. Yet, he didn't know the term R+R? That's such a common mechanic's terminology! How can he not know that R+R stood for remove and repair? Although I think technically it's remove and replace, but it can also mean remove and repair just as easily. Still the point is, Sparkplug should've known what Ratchet meant by R+R.

    Sorry, my little G1 rant for this morning.
    Anybody noticed any thing similar? In any series?
     
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    R & R = Rest and Relaxation.
     
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    Our local coffee shop in the Black Forest is called R+R. :) 

    But that's not what I'm getting at. Sparkplug should've known what Ratchet meant.
     
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    Don't forget, Sparkplug used to mine ruby crystals in Burma, too. He would've needed R&R downtime every now and then, so you'd think he'd know what it was.

    I took Ratchet's advice as basically "get some rest", but in his case "repair and replace parts" would work too.
     
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    I was referring to remove and replace/repair statement. Not rest and relaxation as remove and replace is something every mechanic should know.
     
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    It could be he's just surprised to hear mechanical beings from space using colloquial earth abbreviations. He probably figured they meant "reprogramming and rustproofing" or "resistivity reorientation"
     
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    What happened to Sparkplug after the season 2?
     
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    He could've just been acting surprised that a gigantic alien robot knew the same colloquialism. Or was curious to know what Ratchet's version of it was?
     
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    I swear it was this in the episodes context not remove and replace
     
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    They never covered it.

    But I like to think that Sparkplug and Chip were killed when Trypticon destroyed the old Autobot HQ.
     
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    That would have taught Chip to stop hanging around there. I think there were plans at one point to include Chip in the third season, as I think in that "The Ark" book there were some character models of Chip a little older, but I'm not sure if I saw it there or online somewhere. I'll have to check when I get home
     
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    Pfft like a mere exploding headquarters would kill the mighty chip chase.





    And then we'd have to contend with the fury of GALVACHASE!

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    I was kind of hoping someone would discover a lost script where Chip stowed away on Astrotrain and got booted out the airlock...
     
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    That lost script has (possibly deceased, though he does have Chuck Norris radiation working for him) Chip floating through space until he encountered Unicron, who remade him into a new transforming robot body. Unicron had never encountered humans before, so the lack of experience coupled with the stresses of the reincarnation process resulted in a dangerously insane being useless for the purpose of seeking and destroying the Matrix, so it was dumped back into space until eventually coming to rest on a similarly dangerous world. With only vague memories of its former wheelchair-bound life, the being took to calling itself Wheelie. (DUN DUN DUUNNNNNNN!!! :D  )
     
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    You're welcome to your rant, but I dunno about blaming a fictional character for the writer's error. It just means the writer neglected to check established continuity, which wasn't much of a concern to G1's story editors anyway.

    Yes. Continuity errors ran amuck throughout the G1 series.
     
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    LMAO!
     
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    Prowl accidentally stepped on him...

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