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stillakid
02-07-2008, 10:58 AM
Question: What is Bocce and why did Beru need the droid to know it?

I did a little digging to try to answer my own question and came up with this from the Starwars.com forum:



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Date Posted: Jan 18, 2002 08:20 PM
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Bocce is "the inter-system trade jargondeveloped by the Baobab merchants. Bocce was developed so there would be a common language among the highly diverse speciesof pilots and their crews."

- taken from the book, "Galactic Phrase Book & Travel Guide" written by Ben Burtt



So, if that's the case, then still, why does Beru need a domestic droid to speak Bocce? Does the toaster only speak Bocce? In fact, the deeper question is, in a universe populated by mostly humans and other aliens who speak ENGLISH, why do they create machines (droids) that are not equipped to speak in English too, like R2D2?

And really quick back to Beru, Threepio isn't the most dexterous and handy robot in the galaxy. Exactly how can he help Beru around the house? At best, he can hold a comlink in one hand. But I don't see him vacuuming or whipping up any gourmet meals.

El Chuxter
02-07-2008, 12:38 PM
She had fond memories of a tryst she had with a household protocol droid who spoke Bocce, and wants to relive those days. Little does she know, the droid Owen bought was the same one, only with new plating and a memory wipe.

If she'd had time to investigate before being killed the next day, she would've seen the "C-3PO + Beru 4ever" tattoo on his butt.

Droid
02-07-2008, 01:14 PM
In fact, the deeper question is, in a universe populated by mostly humans and other aliens who speak ENGLISH, why do they create machines (droids) that are not equipped to speak in English too, like R2D2?

I'm sure at some point R2 was or will be able to speak English (basic). After all, we are now to believe at one point he could fly. :rolleyes:

JEDIpartner
02-07-2008, 01:21 PM
Perhaps the only appliances they could afford to buy spoke Bocce?

Jedi_Kal-El
02-07-2008, 02:42 PM
She had fond memories of a tryst she had with a household protocol droid who spoke Bocce, and wants to relive those days. Little does she know, the droid Owen bought was the same one, only with new plating and a memory wipe.

If she'd had time to investigate before being killed the next day, she would've seen the "C-3PO + Beru 4ever" tattoo on his butt.


I thought he had that tattoo removed with the memory wipe.

El Chuxter
02-07-2008, 02:52 PM
No, 'cause they wiped his mind, not his butt. He asked them to, and they handed him the toilet paper and told him to do it himself. They didn't get paid enough to wipe the butts of lazy droids.

DarthQuack
02-07-2008, 02:54 PM
As far as I know, Bocce is a great lawn game to play in the summer.

Jargo
02-07-2008, 05:42 PM
day trips to Bstine market. selling the water they harvest. if Bocce is common among spacers they'd be needing a translator to do trade with the spacers. Owen communicates in little more than grunts so I guess Beru smooths things over. lays on the charm and hitches her skirt a little higher....