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Old September 12 2013, 11:12 PM   #46
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Re: Star Trek etymology

And not just women. "WWKD", anyone?
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Old September 13 2013, 01:04 PM   #47
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Nurse Chapel: from "chaps" (leather pant legs) + "elle" (woman). Probably named by Roddenberry based on a weekend they spent at a dude ranch.

Uhura: "uhu" (german for "owl") + "a" (makes any name feminine). Because she has to turn her head around a lot to talk to the captain.

It's all so clear now!
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Old September 13 2013, 03:34 PM   #48
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Kirok- Kirk + rock, because Kirk rocks!
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Old September 13 2013, 06:03 PM   #49
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I thought it was Kirk + Cock.



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