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#211967 - 08/02/13 05:52 AM The Borg  
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I wish that one of my friends who took Latin had clued me in that Locutus means speak (or close to it); I read it in the concert program tonight. That puts Captain Picard's assimilation in a whole new lumen.

#211971 - 08/02/13 12:17 PM Re: The Borg [Re: Jackie]  
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Locutus means speak (or close to it)

It's the past participle of loquor 'to speak'; it means 'spoken'. As a noun, it means 'speech'. A related word in English is locution.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#211972 - 08/02/13 01:35 PM Re: The Borg [Re: Jackie]  
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eloquently said.


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#211973 - 08/02/13 01:43 PM Re: The Borg [Re: Jackie]  
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A Star Trek concert?

#212045 - 08/08/13 04:33 AM Re: The Borg [Re: BranShea]  
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A Star Trek concert?

Yes. Picard was so named as he was to become the Borgs spokesperson to coerce us mere humans.

#212056 - 08/08/13 05:47 PM Re: The Borg [Re: olly]  
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I always found the Borg to be terrifying episodes. Just
having the creativity to invent the concept is what scares me.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#217125 - 06/16/14 05:56 AM Re: The Borg [Re: Jackie]  
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Plenty of 'Trekkie fans' out there that would go to anything 'Star Trekish.......'


live in the moment
#217141 - 06/16/14 03:26 PM Re: The Borg [Re: Bazr]  
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Trekkies or Trekkers? There is a difference.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#217145 - 06/16/14 05:02 PM We have assimilated you [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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The Iniatiate call themselves Trekkers, and use "Trekkies" as a term of disparagement.

#217156 - 06/17/14 07:50 AM Re: We have assimilated you [Re: Jackie]  
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The double 'k' must be an imperative.


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