word of the day: March 01, 2010
A phrase mentioned by Admiral Ackbar
in "Return of the Jedi", in which states the obvious: The Rebel fleet fell under a trap set up by the Imperial Navy. Now used in several message boards as a multi-purpose phrase
Admiral Ackbar: "Take evasive action. Green Group, stay close to holding sector MD-7."
Crewman: "Admiral, we have enemy ships in sector 47!"
Ackbar: "It's a trap!"
Originally stated by Admiral Ackbar in Starwars, it has now become a Meme on the Internet.
When I found out the hot chick was really a man, I screamed "It's a Trap"
A phrase used to describe a situation where someone mistakes a man/transsexual for an attractive woman.
Guy 1: Oh Man.. I'd totally tap that!
Guy 2: Dude..That's a dude...
Guy 1: It's a trap!
signature saying of the weird fish guy in the sixth star wars film who yells it out when the alliance are trying to blow the death star up and the empires fleet suddenly appears out of nowhere, this setting the scene for one of the most memorable quotes of all times
"Its a trap!"
"Oh sweet fucking jesus its the imperial fleet!"
"Blub blub blub its a trap!"
In Starwars: Return of the Jedi, during the assault on the second Deathstar, the Evil Emperor lures the Rebel forces into a trap.
The Master of the Obvious, and Admiral of the Rebel Fleet, Admiral Ackbar exclaims "IT'S A TRAP!", after one of his subordinates says "Enemy Ships in Sector 47!"
This is fundamentally the greatest Star Wars line, and one liner ever.
Usage is widespread.
"Sir Enemy Ships in Sector 47!"
"IT'S A TRAP!"
etymology: concatenation of the phrase "it's a trap", popularized by the character Admiral Ackbar
in the movie Star Wars
:Return of the Jedi (RotJ
1: -- used to alert others of a trap or deception
2: -- used to express surprise upon discovering a trap
Lando: We've got to be able to get some kind of a reading on that shield, up or down. Well, how could they be jamming us if they don't know... if we're coming. Break off the attack! The shield is still up.
Wedge: I get no reading. Are you sure?
Lando: Pull up! All craft pull up!
Ackbar: Take evasive action. Green group, stick close to holding sector MV-7.
Controller: Admiral, we have enemy ships in sector 47.
Ackbar: It's a trap!
Originating from a line of dialogue from the third Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, spoken by the character Admiral Ackbar
The phrase is now often used by various geeks in online forums, especially on the Web site fark
Typically used as a non sequitur.
"Dude, did you check out that link I sent you?"
"It's a trap!"