Site ColumnsBy Caillan
March 14, 2003 - 11:51 AM
Latin is finally being put back into practical use again! According to the Guardian, the Wallsend railway station in northern England will now be printing all signs in both English and Latin.
Rather alarmingly, they've decided to use the word "vomitorium" for way out, rather than the simpler (and rather less revolting) "exitus" (as pointed out in a reader's letter). Passengers alighting from trains may think they've stumbled into a Monty Python sketch when they read a sign directing them to the vomitorium.
Trek BBS Today
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items in the middle of March, 2001:
- Voyager Final Three Info
The official site posted brief details on the final three regular Voyager episodes, but in an effort to keep the plots secret the site did not release full synopses or guest cast lists.
- Okuda Makes Five Number Four
Veteran Trek staffer Mike Okuda signed on as Enterprise's scenic art supervisor. Enterprise is Okuda's fourth Trek series, as he has previously served on The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager.
- 'Star Trek: Armada 2' In Development
Activision announced it was developing a sequel to its Trek strategy computer game, Star Trek Armada. Set in the Next Generation universe, the 27-mission game allowed players to play as the Federation, the Klingons or the Borg.
More news can be found in the archives.
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