Star Trek etymology

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  1. Forbin

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    Based on its etymology, "Proctology" is obviously the study of university officials. Or English lawyers.
     
  2. Melakon

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    No it means the science of butt-hurt.
     
  3. Xand

    Xand Ensign Newbie

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    Vaadwaur Lat. vadere, vasus -to walk + war
     
  4. Christopher

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    Oh, for Pete's sake...
     
  5. Forbin

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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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    And not just women. "WWKD", anyone?
     
  7. Forbin

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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!
     
  8. Nerys Myk

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    Kirok- Kirk + rock, because Kirk rocks!
     
  9. Forbin

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    I thought it was Kirk + Cock.



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