The new Star Trek movie, Star Trek: Into Darkness, opens today and the trekkies in the office are psyched! And being good Star Fleet members, we know to explain the lingo to our non-trekkie friends over popcorn and luckily we have a few good dictionary editors at OUP to help out.
Senior Assistant Editor of the OED Matthew Bladen breaks down Star Trek’s impact on the English language as well as several science fiction terms it relies and expands on. Set phasers to stun, prepare for warp factor five, and get ready to explain emotion to a Vulcan.
So are you ready?
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