If You Grew Up on STAR TREK...

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by ZapBrannigan, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Can't help but wonder if your teacher quietly informed you that it was actually the year 1347 that Constantinople was contaminated.

    I remember after learning the beginning of phonics that I had the hardest time sounding out and spelling the word "sabataage."

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  2. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Commodore Commodore

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  3. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

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    He didn't know that. And if Mister Flint mis-remembered the exact year, cut him some slack. As the only living witness, he's still an international treasure.
     
  4. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Don't feel alone there my friend. I can relate.:bolian:
     
  5. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    I think reading books beyond the normal level of my peers and owning a dictionary expanded my vocabulary. Being quiet, bookish and wearing glasses made people think I was smarter than I actually was. ;)
     
  6. Dantheman

    Dantheman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Being into Star Trek helped, in high school during my sophomore year, a teacher who was a former Marine would start class with words on the board, to increase our vocabulary. One day, one of the words of "Emissary", and I mentioned I knew it from watching Deep Space Nine.

    I was also the kind of kid who loved reading comic books and watching cartoons, so I first learned about DNA from the G.I. Joe cartoon storyline where Cobra created Serpentor, and the term "symbiote" from Spider-Man comics with Venom.
     
  7. Greg Cox

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    I'm pretty sure I learned the word "aura" from Silver Age FLASH comics.

    As in the Flash's "protective aura."

    And I know I learned about "astral projection" from DOCTOR STRANGE.