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"bisexual"?Edit

Asexual

They knew it was wrong, but didn't fix it

In the second paragraph I changed the word "bisexual" to "asexual," referencing tribbles. My reasoning is this: "bisexual" refers to a sexual preferance in intimate/social interactions. This seems to have little bearing on reproduction, and I assume the original archivist meant "asexual." Certainly, since tribbles are born preganant, "asexual" makes much more sense. --Icesyckel 19:21, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Actually no, there is more than perversion to that term: McCoy said "bisexual" as in "dually sexed". --Alan del Beccio 05:15, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
Bisexual has no modern nor historical use for a meaning of being dually sexed. If you were going to make up a term bisexed would have been more apt. However the correct term in this instance is literally hermaphroditic. Having both sexual organs as the statement says, implies that tribbles are hermaphroditic. Hermaphrodite 67.5.136.245 03:28, December 5, 2016 (UTC)
It may be more "real world" correct, but "bisexual" was the word McCoy actually used. -- sulfur (talk) 03:36, December 5, 2016 (UTC)
Kellam de Forest noted the error in his research/review of the episode's script, but it was never changed in the script. --Alan del Beccio (talk) 03:48, December 5, 2016 (UTC)

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