Canadian readers, Don’t Spock your Fivers!


There is a news report in the wake of Leonard Nimoy’s passing that Canadians as Spocking their fivers and that the Bank of Canada is upset about this practice. I think it is pretty cool, and i;’m going to guess drawing attention to it like this will only encourage it.

Bank of Canada is pleading with Star Trek fans to stop “Spocking” its five dollar bills. Since Leonard Nimoy’s death, Canadian folks have been “Spocking” the hell out of the five dollar bill that features a portrait of Canada’s seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

Sir Wilfrid now sports, on certain bills at least, pointy ears, the signature Vulcan haircut and eyebrows and Spock’s mantra “Live long and prosper.”

According to Bank of Canada it’s not illegal to do this but

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