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Old October 18 2013, 01:30 AM   #28
Praetor Baldric
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Re: Spock's Vocabulary

I read somewhere that Nimoy had suggested that Spock should be on the verbose side not so much because of his being an intellectual than because Nimoy wanted to suggest that English (or Standard if you prefer) was a second language and so therefore he would have a tendency to use a trumped-up vocabulary (which often occurs with second language speakers who either are unaware or uncomfortable with using colloquialisms and the more common vernacular). Also explains why he never used any contractions.

Last edited by Praetor Baldric; October 18 2013 at 01:31 AM. Reason: typo
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