Thanks to watching TOS from age 8 or so, my vocabulary was always considered above average. Needless to say, Spock gets most of the credit, although other characters would often have a great word for kids to learn as well. "We narrowly averted an explosion..." "Explosion is imminent!" "Almost a symbiosis of some kind..." Sometimes I'd get it wrong: "Dr. McCoy has a plenitude of human weaknesses" sounded like planetude, which made perfect sense because it meant a whole planet's worth. "I am what I am, Leila, and if there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them." "Mom, what's a pregatory?" And she said, "Um... use it in a sentence." Anyway, Star Trek is much better for children than kid shows with childish vocabularies. Kids should be soaking up new words every day, but even in school now it's all dumbed down. You can't say minus or subtract, it has to be "take-away." That's poison to a child's intellectual growth. Did ST make you smarter kid?