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Old 03 Apr 2006, 23:28   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vespids or Stingwings?

I'm just wondering why everyone calls the Stingwings vespids.
i know that's what there called on the box, in the codex, etc.
but really, shouldn't they all just be called Stingwings, as that is the name of their race as a whole, and Vespid is the name of the planet they come from?

for instance, if an alien were to come to earth, they would not say "earthlings" to everything they met, monkeys, people, whales. No.

Just wondering what all of the opinions are on this matter are.
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Old 03 Apr 2006, 23:37   #2 (permalink)
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i call them both really. personally though i like to say vespids more since it sounds cooler. ;D
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It's because it was first rumored that they would be called Vespids, and everyone got into a habit of calling them that. That and "Stingwings" sounds like a bad comic book/beastwars character.
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Yeah, they were typically referred to as Vespids leading up to the codex; and stingwings does plain sound odd. I guess the question is, "which will sound more intimidating to your opponent...stingwings or vespids"? Truth be told, if it is a marine player they'd be freaked if we called them "happy flying puppies with AP3 licks".
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Old 03 Apr 2006, 23:57   #5 (permalink)
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The Vespids were named after their planet, and the term "Stingwing", is simply a category.
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Old 03 Apr 2006, 23:59   #6 (permalink)
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It's because it was first rumored that they would be called Vespids, and everyone got into a habit of calling them that. That and "Stingwings" sounds like a bad comic book/beastwars character.
Which is fortunate, since they look like bad comic book aliens as well.

But to be fair, do you call them Carnivores? Or Kroot?
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Old 04 Apr 2006, 00:13   #7 (permalink)
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Vespids. Stingwings sounds, just well, bad (gimme a break I've been thinking all day )
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Vespids is the name of the alien race, from the planet Vespid, and those specific units we can include in our army are called Stingwings. At least that's what I've been led to believe.
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Default Re: Vespids or Stingwings?

Neither, i call them Vespid.

Vespids just sounds wrong to my ears for some reason, stingwings on the other hand sounds stupid full stop.
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Well technically Vespids is plural for vespid - singular//the name of the planet..
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