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Words We’re Watching: “Padawan”

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

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    Padawan is a word that is being used more and more in a generic way to refer to learners, followers, or anyone just starting out. It was used in Star Wars: Episode I, the first of the prequels made by George Lucas and released in 1999, and refers to aspiring Jedi knights whose education is overseen by a Jedi master. […]

    At any rate, what’s notable is that they are creating a new category of skilled pre-professional positions, and have found a word that corresponds to it. Whether or not the name sticks is a good question: it will take several years of gathering evidence to see whether or not this is the word we’re looking for.

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  2. tomtom94


    Huh. I didn't realise it was coined in Phantom Menace. I assumed it was always a part of lore.

    But then that makes sense if the people who saw Phantom Menace in cinemas are adults now.
  3. SPine


    I have used the word Padawan the most in December now that I think about it