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Fed-up volcanologist has cards printed in response to annoying 'Star Trek' jokes

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Ben Hooper
Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed the Vulcan character Spock in various Star Trek TV series and films until his death in 2015, has very little to do with the job of a volcanologist, and one member of the profession wants to make that perfectly clear. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed the Vulcan character Spock in various Star Trek TV series and films until his death in 2015, has very little to do with the job of a volcanologist, and one member of the profession wants to make that perfectly clear. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

HONOLULU, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A volcanologist showed distaste with repeated bad jokes about the alternate spelling "vulcanologist" with business cards explaining, "No, not like 'Star Trek.'"

Redditor Haoleopteryx posted a photo of the business cards he had specially printed to deal with constant jokes about the name of the profession.

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"No, not like 'Star Trek,'" the cards read. "That's a good one, though. I haven't heard it before."

"Vulcan-ologist, hah! I get it!"

The Redditor said he is constantly bombarded with tongue-in-cheek questions from people who ask if he studies Spock and his Vulcan brethren.

"I'm a volcanologist and I really don't know how it took me so long to actually get around to making these," he wrote.

I'm a volcanologist and I really don't know how it took me so long to actually get around to making these

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