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    mindspike
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    "A warm wind from Minicoy."

    Post  mindspike on August 12th 2016, 1:51 pm

    The writers of the show really dug deep to find something this obscure. Sisko's attribution of the saying is close to the mark. The first record of a similar phrase I can find comes from Robert Louis Stevenson, in which a character opines that a warm wind from the island nearby presages a storm. The incident Sisko references most likely refers to a speech given in 1982 by the brother of the President of the country. The brother stated that Minicoy was part of the Maldives. This caused a minor diplomatic incident with India, who laid political claim to the island.


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    Re: "A warm wind from Minicoy."

    Post  AdamCollings on August 14th 2016, 6:42 pm

    Well done. I guess this incident must have taken on some importance to have lead to an expression that is still remembered in the 24th century.
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    Re: "A warm wind from Minicoy."

    Post  Paeter on August 15th 2016, 12:43 pm

    mindspike wrote:The writers of the show really dug deep to find something this obscure. Sisko's attribution of the saying is close to the mark. The first record of a similar phrase I can find comes from Robert Louis Stevenson, in which a character opines that a warm wind from the island nearby presages a storm. The incident Sisko references most likely refers to a speech given in 1982 by the brother of the President of the country. The brother stated that Minicoy was part of the Maldives. This caused a minor diplomatic incident with India, who laid political claim to the island.

    Wow. That is such a deep cut. History, politics, diplomacy.... yeah, definitely something classic Trek would be in to.


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