Dangerous Minds reports:
Bank of Canada is pleading with Star Trek fans to stop â€œSpockingâ€ its five dollar bills. Since Leonard Nimoyâ€™s death, Canadian folks have been â€œSpockingâ€ the hell out of the five dollar bill that features a portrait of Canadaâ€™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 Spockâ€™s mantra â€œLive long and prosper.â€
According to Bank of Canada itâ€™s not illegal to do this but:
â€œ…However, 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 a source of national pride.â€