’Spocking’ has become a problem since the death of Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played the role of Spock in Star Trek.
Since his death in February 27, 2015, people have been altering the image of Canada’s seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier who appears on the Canadian five dollar bill to look like Spock.
His striking charachteristics include pointy ears, signature Vulcan haircut and eyebrows as well as his mantra: "Live long and prosper."
According to a statement released by the bank it said, it’s not illegal to do this but: "there are important reasons why it should not be done.
"Writing on a bank note may interfere with the security features and reduces its lifespan.
"Markings on a note may also prevent it from being accepted in a transaction.
"Furthermore, the Bank of Canada feels that writing and markings on bank notes are inappropriate as they are a symbol of our country and source of national pride."
Excellent! #SpockingFives pic.twitter.com/TvQoFe6jIZ— Papi Geek (@DavidOghia) February 19, 2016
What to do on Family Day? #SpockingFives of course! (I’m keeping it. Not going back into circulation.) pic.twitter.com/BPFQO1cOup— Deb (@ThatGirlOntario) February 15, 2016
#SpockingFives are cool! pic.twitter.com/c5O50lHTjI— ShaunF (@OffHisMeds) February 2, 2016
#Canada, I love you! #SpockingFives is now a thing! #LiveLongAndProsper #StarTrek pic.twitter.com/wSLgK7TUDW— Oceanic 815 Greg (@oz_greg) November 26, 2015
CANADA HOLDING ON TO IT's COOLEST NORTHAMERICAN COUSIN TITLE with their #SpockingFives pic.twitter.com/tyPikviuQK— Liza Sabater 🇵🇷👸🏾🌹 (@blogdiva) November 23, 2015