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Old September 13 2013, 02:04 PM   #47
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Re: Star Trek etymology

Nurse Chapel: from "chaps" (leather pant legs) + "elle" (woman). Probably named by Roddenberry based on a weekend they spent at a dude ranch.

Uhura: "uhu" (german for "owl") + "a" (makes any name feminine). Because she has to turn her head around a lot to talk to the captain.

It's all so clear now!
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