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Old August 23 2013, 04:22 PM   #29
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Re: Has "NCC" Ever Been Explained On Screen?

Christopher wrote: View Post
^People use shorthand and elisions, because people are lazy. It probably started out (in-universe) as "United Federation Space Ship" but people started glossing it to "United Space Ship" because it was easier to say and because it was a better fit to the initials.
True, but one would think that in an official proceeding ("Court Martial") or a first introduction to a stranger on an alien planet ("Squire of Gothos"), one would use the full title and not go the lazy route.
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