I wanted to use the term “retard strength” somewhere in there, but couldn’t fit it in.
I’ve always thought Chewbacca was mentally challenged. I mean, look at the guy:
The joke just kinda came about from my longtime semi-annoyance with the look of the character and that sound he makes.
When I set out to write Chewy’s cry in text form, I drew a huge blank. I googled how to write it, and came across this, this and this, which gave such varied answers as: “rtttttttttttttttttttttt,” “ududududududud,” and “Maaaaaarh!!!!!”
Now, I don’t know about them, but when I try (fail) to speak Shyriiwook, I think of it as a mix of a tarzan yell, growl and gurgle sound. So in the end, I just tried combining them in text and came up with “Arrguglharrghrar!” It doesn’t really sound like it, but then again I don’t know what does. If you have any ideas how to write out Chewbacca’s roar, let me know in the comments.