Star Trek Inspirational Posters

by alphamonkey on August 16, 2006 · 7 comments

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There’s awesome, and then there’s the two-fist punch pinnacle of awesome that is James T. Kirk.  Get some inspiration from those crazy cats who have gone boldly* where no man has gone before.  That’s right, it’s Inspiration poster time, but Star Trek Style!

I found out about these during the recent downtime, but the site has been up and down sporadically due to bandwidth.  Here’s hoping I don’t kill ‘em, huh?

(*For my 9th grade English Teacher.  See?  I did remember that the original constitutes a split infinitive.)

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  • Johnnyboy

    Not to be too didactic, but I’d just like to point out that the split-infinitive rule is an archaic and arbitrary one that has pretty much been discarded.

  • elkciN

    I dropped out in 2nd grade, so please don’t use big words. I’m not trying to be gerflabdritatious or anything, it just makes my head hurt. Also gerflabdritatious is my new favorite word.

    Editors note: I dropped out in 3rd grade, but I didn’t pay attention in 2nd grade. Meth is a serious drug.

  • musicgirl416

    Well that made my day better.

  • elkciN

    Split infinitives are frequently poor style, but they are not strictly bad grammar. In the example above, to avoid the split infinitive would result either in weakness (to go boldly) or over-formality (boldly to go): either would ruin the rhythmic force and rhetorical pattern of the original. It is probably good practice to avoid split infinitives in formal writing, but clumsy attempts to avoid them simply by shuffling adverbs about can create far worse sentences.

    Today I learned something.

  • chumpagne

    The split infinitive ‘rule’ is just a leftover from the pedants who were trying to impose the rules of ‘perfect’ Latin on a Germanic language.

  • .alphamonkey.

    You guys are really killing my joke.

  • elkciN

    we try. smile

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