Thread: Starfleeters?
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Old October 8 2013, 06:32 PM   #71
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Re: Starfleeters?

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Um, no. The police analogy extends only to "officer" being a catch-all term for its personnel.

What Starfleet did was loosely model itself after Earth's oceangoing navies and some other organizations, but not everything is the same. Being an organization from another time and place, you'd actually expect some differences here and there, really (even if it's only in the way they commonly address their personnel).
I'm sorry but you acknowledge that Starfleet is based loosely on the Navy and "some other organizations" but you are adamant that they would change the way they address personnel because?
Nothing "adamant" about it. Starfleet does seem to be similar to several earlier organizations, but not actually the same as them. So some things are different. It's not that difficult of a concept.
It shouldn't be a difficult concept.

Person A: This guy on the left is an officer. The guy on the right is not. What do we call them?

Person B: Officers!

How does that make sense? I'm sorry but that would only convolute things.

How about this.

Person A: Hey did you hear about the Officers dinner tonight?

Person B: No, who is invited?

Person A: The officers are invited.

Person B: Great, I'll see you there.

Person A: No, you aren't invited. It is only for officers.

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