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Old August 26 2013, 01:34 AM   #31
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Roddenberry seemed to choose the name Spock because he thought it was unique. Somehow, he was completely unaware of Dr. Benjamin Spock, a well-known pediatrician who had published several child care books. Those books were showing up everywhere in the 1960s, in paperback racks at the grocery stores.

Dr. Spock was also active in several protests against the Vietnam war. A famous photo taken during the series' production showed Leonard Nimoy in full costume with a newspaper, whose headline was something like "SPOCK ARRESTED".
Dr. Spock was amongst the anti-nuclear protesters gathered in Cape Canaveral in 1987, when a Space Shuttle with the plutonimum-fueled Galileo probe onboard was launched. I think he managed to get arrested.
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Old August 26 2013, 02:04 AM   #32
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Apparently I misremembered the costume and headline. I have bad eyes, but I think it says "Spock Gets 2-Year Prison Term, Fine".

Image size is 640 x 475 but it's probably going to spill over the screen.

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Old August 26 2013, 07:59 AM   #33
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I was thinking on European etymology is mostly based on latin.
Chinese characters also have etymology:
木 tree + 木 tree = 林 forest
口 mouth + 犬 dog = 吠 to bark
氵 water + 工 work = 江 river
火 fire + 火 fire = 炎 flame
火 fire + 工 work = 灴 to bake
金 metal, gold + 戔 small piece = 錢 coin
言 word, to say + 十 ten = 計 to count
小 small + 土 earth = 尘 dust
日 sun, day + 生 born = 星 star
十 ten + 口 mouth (in sense generations) = 古 ancient
目 eye + 儿 person (originally pictograph of legs) = 見 to see
儿 person (using) + 火 fire = 光 light
日 sun, day + 月 moon = 明 bright
音 sound + 心 heart, mind = 意 to think
日 sun, day + 一 (horizon) = 旦 dawn

Look at zhongwen:
http://www.zhongwen.com/

Names have also etymology:
Tutankhamon twt -statue + ankh -life + amon -hidden, name of god (statue of the life of Amon)
Rameses ra -sun + meses -born (Ancient Egyptian)
Singapore सिंह (simha) -lion + पुर (pura) -city, fortress (Sanskrit)
Australia L. australis -southern
Dublin dub -black + linn -pond (Old Irish)
Florida L. floridus -blooming, flowery from flos, floris -flower
Colorado Sp. colorado -colored, red
http://www.behindthename.com/
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Old August 26 2013, 01:00 PM   #34
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*head explodes*
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Old August 26 2013, 01:15 PM   #35
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I was thinking on European etymology is mostly based on latin.
Chinese characters also have etymology:
木 tree + 木 tree = 林 forest
口 mouth + 犬 dog = 吠 to bark
氵 water + 工 work = 江 river
火 fire + 火 fire = 炎 flame
火 fire + 工 work = 灴 to bake
金 metal, gold + 戔 small piece = 錢 coin
言 word, to say + 十 ten = 計 to count
小 small + 土 earth = 尘 dust
日 sun, day + 生 born = 星 star
十 ten + 口 mouth (in sense generations) = 古 ancient
目 eye + 儿 person (originally pictograph of legs) = 見 to see
儿 person (using) + 火 fire = 光 light
日 sun, day + 月 moon = 明 bright
音 sound + 心 heart, mind = 意 to think
日 sun, day + 一 (horizon) = 旦 dawn

Look at zhongwen:
http://www.zhongwen.com/

Names have also etymology:
Tutankhamon twt -statue + ankh -life + amon -hidden, name of god (statue of the life of Amon)
Rameses ra -sun + meses -born (Ancient Egyptian)
Singapore सिंह (simha) -lion + पुर (pura) -city, fortress (Sanskrit)
Australia L. australis -southern
Dublin dub -black + linn -pond (Old Irish)
Florida L. floridus -blooming, flowery from flos, floris -flower
Colorado Sp. colorado -colored, red
http://www.behindthename.com/
Okay...

I think we've been pretty tolerant of your lists here, but at least try to keep it Trek-related or I will have to close the thread.

Thanks.

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Old August 26 2013, 10:39 PM   #36
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I was thinking on European etymology is mostly based on latin.

Chinese characters also have etymology:

Names have also etymology:
Why are you telling us things that any semi-literate person already know?
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Old August 27 2013, 08:36 AM   #37
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I am sorry to be off topic but I only wanted to point out that etymology is everywhere in both languages and names.About european etymology I think about games, television and art names and also scientific and some medication names.

Star Trek etymology:
Kobayashi maru (Japanese)
小林 kobayashi (Surname) -little forest or
小馬鹿 こばか kobaka -fool + 怪しい ayashii -suspicious, shady or
妖しい ayashii -mysterious
丸 まる maru -circle

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Old August 27 2013, 01:14 PM   #38
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As I undersrtand it, the appendix "Maru" on Japanese ships translates more to something like "home".

And, as an aside, would you believe I actually have a relative named Kobayashi?
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Old August 27 2013, 03:58 PM   #39
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I am sorry to be off topic but I only wanted to point out that etymology is everywhere in both languages and names.
Yes, it is obvious that every word has etymology, just as it's obvious that every person has parents. You don't need to point that out. The point is that you're approaching it completely wrong by making up random speculations rather than doing research and testing your hypotheses. "-ology" means science and study, not random guesswork.
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Old August 27 2013, 04:00 PM   #40
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I get the feeling OP recently discovered the word etymology.
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Old August 27 2013, 05:52 PM   #41
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Based on its etymology, "Proctology" is obviously the study of university officials. Or English lawyers.
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Old August 27 2013, 09:10 PM   #42
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No it means the science of butt-hurt.
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Old September 12 2013, 12:20 PM   #43
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Vaadwaur Lat. vadere, vasus -to walk + war
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Old September 12 2013, 04:28 PM   #44
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Oh, for Pete's sake...
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Old September 12 2013, 08:16 PM   #45
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Vulcan: Vulnerable + Can = emotions bottled up. It's so obvious!

Kirk: "Church" (Scottish) - clearly derived from the fact that women worship him.
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