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Old January 12 2009, 11:26 AM   #4
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Re: "Borg sounds Swedish?" (First Contact) Why is it funny?

Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
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I am Swedish so I find these lines hilarious. And I know exactly why. But I won´t tell you now since I want to know why non-Swedes think it is funny.
Wasn't it a joke aimed at Bjorn Borg?
That's what I assumed. They'd picked a name derived from 'cyborg' which also happened to be the surname of a very prominent tennis player whose demeanour as the 'Iceman' might have made a connection to the Borg's emotionless attacks. Given the time period, it was therefore a bit of fun to have Lily mix the two up.
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