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Old September 7 2012, 05:41 PM   #16
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Re: What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

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Trekkers are Trekkies who are uptight and snooty.
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Old September 7 2012, 05:49 PM   #17
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Re: What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

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The other issue, of course, is that these distinctions are only meaningful to the handful of people who care about them.

Try explaining to most people that, no, you're a "Trekker," not a Trekkie, and they're just going to look at you funny . . . which, ironically, is probably the opposite of what you were going for!
And ultimately akin to squabbling over whether someone is wearing a "cap" or a "hat."
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Old September 7 2012, 05:50 PM   #18
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Trekkers are Trekkies who are uptight and snooty.
Great. Now I'm visualizing Margaret Dumont (the snooty grande dame from the old Marx Bros. movies) as a Trekker:

"I'm sure I don't know what a 'Trekkie" is . . . ."
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Old September 7 2012, 05:53 PM   #19
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Re: What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

As far as I can tell the only tangible difference is in the last two letters. The rest is just in people's heads.
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Old September 7 2012, 06:06 PM   #20
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Re: What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

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Trekkers are Trekkies who are uptight and snooty.
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Trekkies are fans.
Trekkers are people who are ashamed of star trek.
I'm not ashamed.
I agree with both of these statements. Trekker has always sounded pretentious to me. I'm a Trekkie, and proud of it.
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Old September 7 2012, 06:19 PM   #21
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The other issue, of course, is that these distinctions are only meaningful to the handful of people who care about them.

Try explaining to most people that, no, you're a "Trekker," not a Trekkie, and they're just going to look at you funny . . . which, ironically, is probably the opposite of what you were going for!
And ultimately akin to squabbling over whether someone is wearing a "cap" or a "hat."
That's a beret, damnit! Only losers wear caps!
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Old September 7 2012, 06:20 PM   #22
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Re: What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

A state of mind - both are nerdy and devoid of reality ... so I fit the bill.
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Old September 7 2012, 06:34 PM   #23
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Re: What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

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Trekkies are fans.
Trekkers are people who are ashamed of star trek.
I'm not ashamed.
I most certainly am not ashamed of Star Trek, or the fact that I've been a fan for nearly 37 years. I call myself a Trekker because:

1. It's a more dignified word;

2. A "trekker" is somebody who is actually doing something. A trekker is going somewhere, even if only in his/her own mind, conscience, or outlook on life. A trekker can be said to be an explorer, either in the outside world, or within his/her own consciousness.

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The other issue, of course, is that these distinctions are only meaningful to the handful of people who care about them.

Try explaining to most people that, no, you're a "Trekker," not a Trekkie, and they're just going to look at you funny . . . which, ironically, is probably the opposite of what you were going for!
I would never presume to tell any other fan that he/she is a "Trekker" if they prefer the other word. All I ask is that you/they accord me the same courtesy.
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Old September 7 2012, 06:50 PM   #24
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Re: What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

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The other issue, of course, is that these distinctions are only meaningful to the handful of people who care about them.

Try explaining to most people that, no, you're a "Trekker," not a Trekkie, and they're just going to look at you funny . . . which, ironically, is probably the opposite of what you were going for!
And ultimately akin to squabbling over whether someone is wearing a "cap" or a "hat."
That's a beret, damnit! Only losers wear caps!
Greg is a hipster. I never knew.
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Old September 7 2012, 06:51 PM   #25
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The other issue, of course, is that these distinctions are only meaningful to the handful of people who care about them.

Try explaining to most people that, no, you're a "Trekker," not a Trekkie, and they're just going to look at you funny . . . which, ironically, is probably the opposite of what you were going for!
I would never presume to tell any other fan that he/she is a "Trekker" if they prefer the other word. All I ask is that you/they accord me the same courtesy.
Oops. I guess I was unclear with my pronouns there. I wasn't talking about telling somebody else that they're really a Trekker.

I was poking fun at the idea of taking pains to explain that "no, I'm a 'Trekker,' not one of those embarrassing Trekkies," which is just going to baffle most people.

Sorry about the confusion.
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Old September 7 2012, 07:03 PM   #26
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Re: What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

Trekkies, they are the people who helped keep Star Trek on the air for a third season (for better or worst). Formed Star Trek fanom. Went to the first of the conventions (which both of my parent say were more fun). Kept Star Trek alive through the seventies, so we could have movies and follow on series............... Loathsome little creatures.
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Old September 7 2012, 07:07 PM   #27
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Re: What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

[QUOTE=Timewalker;6925403]
1. It's a more dignified word/[QUOTE]

Eh, dignity can be overrated. (Says the guy who has already cited the Marx Bros. and Monty Python in this thread.)

Personally, I prefer a more irreverent attitude . . . but that's just me.
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Old September 7 2012, 07:27 PM   #28
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I have always been a Trekkie....but I think that is more because of age than anything else. I was a Trekkie before 'Trekker' was coined and I saw no need to change.

As for The Marx Brothers, as soon as I read that I started singing (really).....Lydia, oh Lydia..Say have you met Lydia...
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Old September 7 2012, 07:38 PM   #29
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Or the People's Front for Judea?
I thought we were the Judean Peoples Front ?
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Old September 8 2012, 12:51 AM   #30
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[Bobcat]There's more white meat on a Trekker[/Bobcat]
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