Wasn't Scotty a red shirt too?
Scotty was killed in an episode, but then brought back to life.
I get the impression they were trying to make her a more major character... However she had some personal issues that got in the way.
They were going to play off the sexual tension between her and Kirk and have this simmering but never acted upon kind of thing between them. I wonder if she had remained in the series would Kirk have become the space-slut he's famous for?
It's like if someone from the 1800s wrote a science fiction story about someone from the 21st century going back to their time and expecting them to be experts with the slide rule and Morris code.
Heck, it's like someone from the 21st century being fluent in the name of things like "Morse code".
[face palm] You see how I cleverly proved my own point?
25 year old son Hey dad, do you have a watch I can borrow?
Father I have a watch in my top drawer, but the battery ran out.
22 year old son That's okay. I'm going to bar tonight, I don't need the watch to actually tell time.
Mainly because Amercians are too stupid to actually get irony.
Hey! It was a Canadian who wrote the most popular song about irony where most of her examples were more tragic or unfortunate than ironic--so the most popular song about irony isn't really about irony at all, which is really quite ironic, don't ya think? Which . . . come to think of it . . . might be what she was trying to accomplish through meta-irony! Boy this is starting to hurt my head. Maybe I am too stupid to understand irony. Oh wait, you weren't talking about Americans, you were talking about Amercians, those people from Amercia. Never mind.
Look at the US. It took less time to bread out intelligence.
I come to slashdot for the rye remarks.
No because 'they' is plural those leading to more ambiguity. If you want a neuter third person use 'It' as it is the neuter second person in English.
Is "you" singular or plural?
I would argue that the fact that we have homophones in the first place is a bad thing. Ideally: One sound, one spelling, one meaning (except possibly allowing for metaphorical meanings derived from that).
You do realize that by doing so you would kill the pun, thus depriving many people of the only humor they understand.