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In the movie Predator (1987), CIA agent Dillon supervises Dutch & the team as they attempt to rescue the hostages held by insurgents.

The team discovers the damaged helicopter and three skinned corpses, Dutch identifies one of them as Green Berets. After they reach the insurgent camp and kill the insurgents we can see below conversation Dutch has with Billy.

Billy. Give me a way out of this hole. Aerial says we are cut off.

The only way outta here is that valley that leads to the east. I wouldn't waste that on a broke-dick dog.

What does Billy mean by saying Broke-dick dog?

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    Exactly what it sounds like....a dog with a broken, erm, dick. – Paulie_D Jul 10 '18 at 12:25
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    Most likely I wouldn't wish that on a broke-dick dog. – AbraCadaver Jul 10 '18 at 16:59
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    @RANSARA009 No...he doesn't it's definitely WISH...it's just that some transcribers hear it wrong. – Paulie_D Jul 11 '18 at 9:17
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    I see you have edited the question again but that subtitle is wrong, unless you can prove it's the actual official version..especially as the original script confirms the connotation. Regardless, the answers still stand. – Paulie_D Jul 11 '18 at 14:10
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    ..and once again, the subtitles are wrong. I've listened to this several times and he clearly says "Wish". The original script does not use these words but the meaning is same for "Wish". – Paulie_D Jul 11 '18 at 15:16
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@JohnnyBones is right in saying "I wouldn't wish that on a broke-dick dog" is the equivalent of saying "I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy", however, his explanation is a little off.

Broke-dick is military slang for someone who is always or frequently unable to do their job because they are injured, frequently with the implication that the person is either exaggerating or completely lying about their injury. Short of an outright traitor, it's one of the worst things you can be in the military. "Broke-dicks" are usually subject to hazing, insults and other "corrective training".

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What do dogs love to do? Hump things. Therefore, a dog with a broken sexual organ is a pretty sad thing to be. If you're a dog and you can't hump things, what's the point of living?

A more popular way of phrasing this is, "I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy".

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    Interstingly, this line is not in the original script...that reads "Looks bad, Major. It's gonna be a real bitch." I wonder if it was an ad-lib? – Paulie_D Jul 10 '18 at 14:01
  • If that's truly the original script, it actually makes much more sense. It's clear in it's meaning, while saying, "I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy" doesn't really even make sense in that conversation without reading between the lines. – Johnny Bones Jul 10 '18 at 14:12
  • sfy.ru/?script=predator – Paulie_D Jul 10 '18 at 14:12
  • I'm not disputing you, you've been around a while. I just don't always trust script websites, where there's no proof they ever had a copy of said script. – Johnny Bones Jul 10 '18 at 14:28
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    Well, since we both said the same thing, I'd say your assertion is my assertion. Just that I said it first. ;) – Johnny Bones Jul 10 '18 at 20:13

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