The word "slag"

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  1. Onslaught24

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    we all know it means "slut" (more or less) in the UK which is why Slag himself has been renamed twice. but i have one question: why does Blitzwing get to say it in Animated when he falls out of the air in Megatron Rising Part 2?
     
  2. Soundpulse

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    Well, I'm sure there are reasons. I always say Slag however, I stick to using Transformers slang for some odd reason. No one seems to know the difference between slag and frag also. But I don't know why Animated used it.
     
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    I wonder why people started to use the word slag that way? To me Slag will always be a Dinobot and will never ever have another meaning.
     
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    but that's what confuses me the most. the fact that Slag was called Snarl for definition purposes yet it was still said doesn't make sense. and frag means "f*ck" right?
     
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    I saw the use of slag as motherslagger once, I say slag means that, Frag, I dunno, must mean something new.
     
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    Slag mean sh*t in the Transformers world.
     
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    I think BEAST WARS started with the use of slag as a TF swearword. A shame, because it was also the name of a Dinobot, so they had to re-christen him as Slug.
     
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    I still say no one knows, just because slag starts with an s doesn't mean it means S**t. Same with frag. I say they're both Cybertronian invented swears.
     
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    Slag is Slag
     
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    Best thing I've heard all day.
     
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    Slag IRL: Stony waste matter separated from metals during the smelting or refining of ore.
    Slag in Transformers: sh*t.

    I've never heard it used as slut.
     
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    Seriously? The word "slag" refers to a glass-like substance that is the by-product created when metal ores are smelted in order to separate the metal from whatever impurities are mixed in with it. Since Transformers are made of metal, it would make sense for slag to be used as a derogatory slang word within that universe. It's as simple as that.
     
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    Slag is left over stuff from the metal smelting process that is essentially worthless. It doesn't take much of a leap to understand why "oh slag" can be used as a phrase that communicates disappointment.

    Edit: Beat to the punch. :) 
     
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    ^
    Than you for wording my statement better. :) 
     
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    I didn't know that, I always like learning something new, It could mean that, considering Transformers slang is based of metals, Example: Scrap, Tin, etc.
     
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    that's the real life usage in the UK

    i think people have missed the point. Blitzwing blatantly says slag whilst falling yet Slag himself must be renamed due to an alternate definition. my question being: why does Blitzwing get to say it?
     
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    Other's said it, watch a little bit more closely. Lugnut said it, Ratchet, etc.
     
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    well that makes even less sense if it's a common term in TFA
     
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    Because Blitzwing said it in the second episode in the series.
    When they were informed on it's meaning after the episode
    aired in the UK, they decided to rename Slag "Snarl" as a
    Character that shared the name of UK prostitutes would've
    Created an uproar from the UK community.
     
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    Because the word has an actual definition that does not in any way have a foul or derogatory meaning.

    The UK use of slag is a slang usage, and that meaning only applies when you are talking about a person. This is just a guess, but I would imagine that the distinction they make in the cartoon is between calling a character Slag, which might be construed by some as a derogatory and inappropriate name, and just shouting out the word as a made up expletive, which is less likely to be misconstrued.
     

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