C.E. Evans wrote:
I believe some people still speak figuratively in Trek. In the real world, I also once rounded off an event that had happened 18 years ago as 20 years ago during a conversation. The person I was speaking to wasn't injured.
My wife was born in Virgina but moved to Ohio when she was 2 years old. So she tells people she's from Ohio. It reminds me of Kirk in the 2009 film being born in space but says he's from Iowa in ST IV. So maybe...just maybe...Kirk was born in space in the Prime Universe but figuratively tells people he's from Iowa because that's where he grew up.
I'm just saying, it's possible that he was indeed born in space in the Prime Universe as he was in the Abramsverse.