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Steadysteamin
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« on: 02 19, 2009, 06:14: AM »

    I can only guess that Gorch is the Klingon equivalent of Teenage Acne. What say you all?
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« Reply #1 on: 02 23, 2009, 06:45: AM »

Memory Alpha agrees with you: “A gorch is a large and unsightly skin inflammation to which Klingon teenagers are prone, similar to the Human skin condition acne.” Note that it lists it in the singular, suggesting that a gorch is a pimple, rather than the condition known as acne. (M.A. cites the film “Insurrection,” which I haven’t seen, so if you are looking for a definitive answer you will have to watch the film. )

However, as with all wikis, it is prone to distortion and outright error.  A pimple or three do not equal acne, and can be symptomatic of a number of ailments. Humans of all ages can get acne due to such simple things as normal hormone fluctuations and changes in diet. I think it is just more of an issue to teenagers than to any other demographic due to issues of self-image and peer pressure.

Then again, Worf is the very model of the eternal teenager, so that leads inadvertent credibility to the Memory Alpha entry.

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