Canadians 'Spock' Five-Dollar Bills by the Forward

Canadians 'Spock' Five-Dollar Bills

Forget the split-fingered salute — Canadians have found a new way to honor “Star Trek” icon Leonard Nimoy, who passed away at age 83 last week: they’re “Spocking” their five-dollar bills.

For the non-Canadians among you, this is in fact a long-standing tradition which involves drawing Vulcan eyebrows and pointy ears on the profile of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Canada’s seventh prime minister and face of the fiver.

The practice was revived on Friday, when the Canadian Design Resource tweeted out the following message:

As you’d probably expect, the Bank of Canada is less than enthused about the whole thing. Spokeswoman Josianne Ménard put out the following statement:

What a drag, eh?

For more “spocked”-fives, head over to Quartz.


Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.

Canadians 'Spock' Five-Dollar Bills

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