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Old September 9 2012, 01:22 AM   #119
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Re: Fan Film Writer's Primer

By those standards, TOS was very guilty of misusing "affirmative" and "negative". Each made it on the air, as an answer in person to a yes or no question posed in an official capacity.

Here's an example from Court Martial []:
SHAW: It is possible for a computer to malfunction, is it not?
SPOCK: Affirmative.
Here's an example from The Doomsday Machine []:
KIRK: Can you pinpoint it any closer, Lieutenant?
PALMER: Negative. It was so badly garbled all we got was the name Constellation, then we lost it.
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