Trekker POTUS?

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Fri Aug 24 22:27:38 UTC 2012

I've heard both "trekkers" and "trekkies" in the US. (Not sure about Canada.
I don't think it's come up in conversation since I've moved here.)

I've also heard both terms used disparagingly. A self-identified "trekker"
will say that "trekkies" are the insane fans, and vice versa. There doesn't
seem to be any agreement on which term is the positive and which is the

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From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Victor Steinbok
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2012 5:47 PM
Subject: Re: Trekker POTUS?

The only "serious fans of the show" whom I know to have identified
themselves as "trekkers" are Australians. AFAIK US and Canada has
"trekkies", as previously remarked upon. Of course, someone who's been a
closeted, isolated fan might not know that. But that would have made him an
OJ trial juror, not POTUS.


On 8/24/2012 4:00 PM, Michael Everson wrote:
> What's wrong with being a serious fan of the show?
> Michael Everson *

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