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Thu Mar 12, 2020, 11:20 AM

US lawmakers advised to use Vulcan greeting to avoid coronavirus exposure

https://www.space.com/coronavirus-star-trek-spock-vulcan-greeting.html

While hand washing and limiting exposure remain ideal ways to protect yourself and others from spreading illnesses like the flu or COVID-19, lawmakers and "Star Trek" fans alike have suggested that, instead of shaking hands, using the Vulcan greeting that Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on the original series of the beloved franchise, famously devised.

At a closed-door meeting of the House Democratic caucus this morning (March 10), the coronavirus was a major topic of discussion, according to CNN. The meeting included discussion of how members could best prevent the spread of the virus.

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Reply US lawmakers advised to use Vulcan greeting to avoid coronavirus exposure (Original post)
lagomorph777 Mar 2020 OP
jmowreader Mar 2020 #1
lagomorph777 Mar 2020 #2
Mossfern Mar 2020 #3
lagomorph777 Mar 2020 #4
WyattKansas Mar 2020 #5

Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 11:41 AM

1. Only the Democrats should use that greeting

As for the Republicans...uhh...what greeting do the Ferengi use?

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 11:48 AM

2. The standard GOP greeting uses 3 fewer fingers than "Live Long And Prosper"

Also, it means exactly the opposite.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 11:57 AM

3. In Judaism

it's how the hands are held for the priestly blessing.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 11:58 AM

4. That makes sense - given Nimoy's heritage.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 12:12 PM

5. As long as tRUMP is made to pay for the copyright infringement for his space force logo.

Still pisses me off that HE stole Star Trek's logo to prop up as his.

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