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  1. matilda
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    Talking 178-waspinator

    hello all

    what does Waspinator mean?
    i couldn't find it in dictionary.

    thanks all
    Matilda


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    #2

    Re: 178-waspinator

    It is a combination of two words: wasp and terminator.
    Probably it is a chemical that kills insects.

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    #3

    Re: 178-waspinator

    It's also a toy in the Transformers line:

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4725777

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    Re: 178-waspinator

    It could also be a sort of a joke. When Arnold Schwarzenegger, who played the Terminator in those famous movies, became Governor of California, some people called him the "Governator".

  4. matilda
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    sorry to say that. but i need a perfect reply. i need s.th perfect. plz someone who is sure about the meaning of this word answer me

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    Re: 178-waspinator

    We can only guess -- it is not a standard word (which is why it isn't in your dictionary). What's the context?

  6. matilda
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    here's the text:By now I'm sure you've all read the reviews or heard the hype. Lord of the Rings is out, and it's good. Or is it? We've secretly replaced a huge fan of Lord of the Rings with Waspinator. Let's see if they notice!

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    Re: 178-waspinator

    I think this is from some kind of parody. If so, Ouisch's guess is probably correct.

    Waspinator is one of the Transformers -- a series of toys (various vehicles which unfolded to become robots). He appeared in a TV series called Transformers: Beast Wars. He was really there for laughs, being very slow and dim-witted, and speaking in the kind of broken English which is a stereotype of dim-witted people ("Why universe hate Waspinator?").

    I don't know who "they" are in your quote, but it seems that the author is making a satirical point about the intelligence of Lord of the Rings fans.

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