Pedants' Corner: Star Trek
Being Star Trek, surely there'll be numerous websites devoted to this specific question? As well as people willing to fight to the death to protect their point of view…
btw, I am a fan, but I think that knowing Klingon, for example, is taking things a bit far 🙂Posted 7 years agospeaker2animalsSubscriber
Probably down to the original series being written in the 60s when maybe research of military jargon was minimal OR in those times ship captains referred to the bridge and then it changed over to the con?
What is con short for? I always thought it should be comm, as in command. Or is it con short for Conning tower as per a submarine.Posted 7 years agospeaker2animalsSubscriber
I was once almost eviscerated by a group of Trekkies at a Sci Fi birthday party cos I gave the "Live Long and Prosper" 4 finger V sign with the wrong hand.
It is the only Sci Fi fancy dress party/thing I have eevr done.
Being so dedicated to the cause I went as Arthur Dent.
I.E. I wore my pajamas and dressing gown.
Me, lazy? Surely not!Posted 7 years agoMidlandTrailquestsGrahamMember
I used to use Trekkie lines to explain why our IT system was down I only once got challenged doing this
I convinced the guys I used to work with that I was a military aircraft expert by identifying every one that ever flew over.
"See the shape of the wings ? That's an Aveling Porter."Posted 7 years ago
"Hear that distinctive engine note ? That's a Briggs and Stratton."
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