Star Trek fans will love this Spock accolade in Canada

Star Trek fans have been asked to stop ’spocking’ Canadian five dollar bills by the Bank Of Canada.
Star Trek fans will love this Spock accolade in Canada

’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."

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