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Old September 12 2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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Trek-related Euphemisms

My wife, our two kids, and I have all used "experiencing a warp core breach" as a euphemism for a sudden urgent need to use the restroom for as long as she and I have been married. Does anyone else use this phrase this way? Does anyone else have any other Trek euphemisms they use on a regular basis?
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Old September 12 2013, 05:03 PM   #2
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My wife, our two kids, and I have all used "experiencing a warp core breach" as a euphemism for a sudden urgent need to use the restroom for as long as she and I have been married. Does anyone else use this phrase this way?
Oh yeah, when there's an audience who can get it.

Does anyone else have any other Trek euphemisms they use on a regular basis?
Well, while really references and generally not euphemisms, Spock quotes such as "illogical" and "fascinating" can make good zingers. I've also gotten a little mileage out of "We reach."
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Old September 12 2013, 05:44 PM   #3
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Many people say "Thank you, Captain Obvious!" sarcastically at someone for stating the obvious, but my wife and I use "Thank you, Deanna Troi!"

We also call the occasional oversized pimple on us or our kids a "gorch".
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Old September 12 2013, 11:32 PM   #4
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At my last job, there was an elevator, and when I would get into it, I would always say "Main Bridge!"



Also, not that I would ever use it, but at a convention once I heard two guys admiring a young lady's backside, saying "I'd like to do her in the Beta Quadrant".

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Old September 12 2013, 11:53 PM   #5
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Re: Trek-related Euphemisms

Me and my father often say that people/things/bugs/whatever is happening to irritate us at any given time is "tasking" us.

And yes, we know we are paraphrasing Khan paraphrasing Captain Ahab.
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Old September 13 2013, 02:00 AM   #6
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Many people say "Thank you, Captain Obvious!" sarcastically at someone for stating the obvious, but my wife and I use "Thank you, Deanna Troi!"
You win the thread.
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Old September 13 2013, 10:40 AM   #7
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In college I had a couple of roommates and the shitty worthless one once said something in a conversation about being a "collective" and I said "We aren't the f'ing Borg!"
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Old September 13 2013, 01:36 PM   #8
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Heh. That reminds me, back when I was in college, I was in the marching band playing bass drum. We called ourselves the Bass Drum Collective, because if you know anything about playing bass in a marching band, you know you pretty much have to share a brain with the other bass drummers since you're each playing one portion of the entire part. It gets really interesting when you have 32nd note runs and you're not on a downbeat!
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Old September 13 2013, 02:00 PM   #9
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I've also gotten a little mileage out of "We reach."
Me, too. In fact, I use it enough in conversations online that I had honestly kind of forgotten that it originated in Trek!
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Many people say "Thank you, Captain Obvious!" sarcastically at someone for stating the obvious, but my wife and I use "Thank you, Deanna Troi!"
I like this. As a side note, my son was recently stating the obvious so much one day (on purpose, before it was over with) that the rest of my family jokingly promoted him to Commodore Obvious.
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At my last job, there was an elevator, and when I would get into it, I would always say "Main Bridge!"
I have been known to say "Le-le-level" in a pseudo-computer voice, like the malfunctioning computer at the beginning of ST:V, when stepping onto an elevator - and also to call for some specific ship deck while pressing floor buttons. But generally only in geek-friendly environments like conventions or gamedays, or when alone with friends and family.
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Old September 13 2013, 02:36 PM   #10
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I use a phrase from my least favorite Captain of all quite a bit. The oh so famous, "Make it so."
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Old September 13 2013, 03:38 PM   #11
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I use "Double dumbass" often and used to joke about "running a level 3 diagnostic" when the computer at work would give me problems.
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Old September 13 2013, 04:14 PM   #12
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Not a word or phrase, but a physical bit of business. Sometimes when I enter a building through an automatic door, I'll do a Lt. Riley in "The Naked Time" -- marching jauntily with upraised hand, snapping my fingers as if I'm commanding the door to open and close. I have no idea why people give me strange looks.
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Old September 13 2013, 04:22 PM   #13
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I use a phrase from my least favorite Captain of all quite a bit. The oh so famous, "Make it so."
My supervisor uses that one. I invariably reply with, "By your command." Not Trek, but....
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Old September 13 2013, 04:29 PM   #14
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My 16-year-old daughter comes home from school with the onset of a headache, not looking forward to several more hours of homework. She recedes into the kitchen chair like a liquid just barely contained by her own skin. And as I reach into the refrigerator to pull out something that might build up her strength, she makes a desperate request that could, if fulfilled, put me in prison:

"Romulan ale!"

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Old September 13 2013, 04:42 PM   #15
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One of the Vets I work for uses the phrase, "Make it so" when we ask for orders on a specific animal post op.
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