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Sorry, Klingon interpreters, Oregon's not hiring
AP ^ | Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Posted on 05/13/2003 6:50:36 AM PDT by Carpet Kitten

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:02:31 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Officials have said they won't be needing your services, after all.

The office that treats mental health patients in Multnomah County had included Klingon on a list of 55 languages that could be spoken by incoming patients.

But the inclusion of the Star Trek language drew a spate of tongue-in-cheek headlines.


(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Announcements; Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: davidwu; fauxklingons; interpreters; klingons; language; wu

1 posted on 05/13/2003 6:50:36 AM PDT by Carpet Kitten
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To: Carpet Kitten
Klingon could only be a second language!
2 posted on 05/13/2003 6:56:15 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
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To: mhking
ping!
3 posted on 05/13/2003 6:57:18 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Carpet Kitten
I believe this is a great case for why "American English" should be the National Language.
4 posted on 05/13/2003 6:57:26 AM PDT by usnret99 (I served! Have You?)
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To: Carpet Kitten
Ahh...sometimes embrassing the hell out of politicians helps?

It works with the republican led govt of Oregon anyway --- now if the dimocrats can EVER be embarassed ......
5 posted on 05/13/2003 6:57:46 AM PDT by steplock ( http://www.spadata.com)
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To: Carpet Kitten
Tarrr-chook! Akk! Akk char!
6 posted on 05/13/2003 6:58:24 AM PDT by AngrySpud
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To: Carpet Kitten
Klingons! That's what my Aussie gets on her backside fur after I take her for a walk. . .
7 posted on 05/13/2003 7:03:47 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: AngrySpud

Question:
What is "Tarrr-chook! Akk! Akk char!"

Answer:
It is the sound of a Klingon being assimilated by the collective.

8 posted on 05/13/2003 7:04:54 AM PDT by John Beresford Tipton
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To: Carpet Kitten
What's the appropriate Klingon phrase for this situation?
9 posted on 05/13/2003 7:05:23 AM PDT by Hawkeye's Girl
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To: Carpet Kitten
I guess they can get by on just wearing Starfleet uniforms.
10 posted on 05/13/2003 7:05:38 AM PDT by Brett66
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
You can even set Google's language as Klingon.
11 posted on 05/13/2003 7:05:46 AM PDT by ChiefKujo
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To: AngrySpud
To help you through the job interview.

Do you speak Klingon? -- tlhIngan Hol Dajatlh'e'

Yes. (answer to yes/no question) -- HIja' or HISlaH

No. (answer to yes/no question)-- ghobe'

Yes, OK, I'll do it. -- lu' or luq

No, don't, I won't. -- Qo'

When a warrior goes into battle, he does not abandon his friends -- may' Daa jaHDI' SuvwI' juppu' Daj lonbe

Hello. (Roughly, "What do you want?") -- nuqneH

What's happening? -- qaStaH nuq?

Huh? -- nuqjatlh?

I understand. -- jIyaj

I don't understand. -- jIyajbe'

Good! (expression of satisfaction) -- maj

Well done! -- majQa'

Where is the bathroom? -- nuqDaq 'oH puchpa''e'

Come in yI'el (to more than one person: -- pe'el)

Come here. -- HIghoS

Go away. -- naDevvo' yIghoS (to more than one person:
naDevvo' peghoS)

Open the door! -- lojmIt yIpoSmoH!

Don't be silly. -- yIDoghQo' (to more than one person: peDoghQo')

Your mother has a smooth forehead! -- Hab SoSlI' Quch! (Note: this is a powerful insult; don't say it to friends.)

Today is a good day to die. -- Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam

We are Klingons! -- tlhIngan maH!

Happy birthday. -- qoSlIj DatIvjaj (to more than one person: qoSraj botIvjaj)

What time is it? 'arlogh Qoylu'pu'? (Literally, "How many times has it [presumably some traditional hour alarm] been heard?")

Shut up! bIjatlh 'e' yImev (to more than one person: Sujatlh 'e' yImev)

That's great news! -- buy' ngop (Literally, "The plates are full")

Better to die on your feet than live on your knees -- QamuIs Heg qaq law' lorvIs yInqaq puS

12 posted on 05/13/2003 7:11:15 AM PDT by BushCountry
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Guess they're going to be sending back your resume.

DaHjaj jaj QaQ Daghajjaj
13 posted on 05/13/2003 7:16:32 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Dieses sieht wie ein Job nach Nothosen aus!)
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To: Carpet Kitten
Here's the original thread.

Wanted: Klingon interpreter

14 posted on 05/13/2003 7:21:56 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: BushCountry
When not at a Star Trek Convention, you should probably keep that knowledge to yourself.
15 posted on 05/13/2003 7:22:51 AM PDT by Carpet Kitten
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To: John Beresford Tipton
Sorry, but the photo posted by "AngrySpud" is of a Cardassign who has been assimiliated, not a Klingon.

16 posted on 05/13/2003 8:49:44 AM PDT by unno
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Well that smells stinkowhiff
17 posted on 05/13/2003 8:50:06 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: unno
Yep, it's a spoonhead alright.
18 posted on 05/13/2003 8:50:56 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Dieses sieht wie ein Job nach Nothosen aus!)
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To: Carpet Kitten
"It was a mistake, and a result of an overzealous attempt to ensure that our safety net systems can respond to all customers and clients," Multnomah County chair Diane Linn said in a news release.

Parse-O-Matic ... ON!

"Somebody put 'Klingon' in the list as a joke, and nobody noticed. Now, rather than admitting the we fell for the joke, we're trying (like the crap-covered man climbing out of the outhouse) to convince people that 'we meant to do that.'"

Parse-O-Matic ... off

19 posted on 05/13/2003 8:57:40 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Hawkeye's Girl
What's the appropriate Klingon phrase for this situation?

I don't know what the phrase is, but the appropriate response would be phasors on kill.

20 posted on 05/13/2003 9:01:35 AM PDT by husky ed (FOX NEWS ALERT "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT)
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To: Carpet Kitten; Tennessee_Bob
Already posted HERE. Next time you-sa do a search.
21 posted on 05/13/2003 9:02:54 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Carpet Kitten
Betcha Paramount threatened to sue.
22 posted on 05/13/2003 9:21:39 AM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican; Carpet Kitten
Don't worry - you'll get used to him after awhile.
23 posted on 05/13/2003 10:28:30 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Dieses sieht wie ein Job nach Nothosen aus!)
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To: Tennessee_Bob
HAHA click the link in #21 and read the last line in your post #13 "Mesa little clumsy" and the next time I refreshed it was "Ooooo! Gooba fish!" posted by Dune Sea_Bob
24 posted on 05/13/2003 11:35:17 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Now the last line is:

"Die wanna wanga?

Die wanna wanga?"
25 posted on 05/13/2003 11:49:33 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Dieses sieht wie ein Job nach Nothosen aus!)
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To: BushCountry
Odd how much it sounds like Arabic... ;^)
26 posted on 05/13/2003 8:44:18 PM PDT by applemac_g4
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
I'm proud of you guys. In 26 posts no one has mentioned the klingons around uranus.
27 posted on 05/13/2003 8:54:50 PM PDT by Montana4Jesus
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To: Hawkeye's Girl
>>>What's the appropriate Klingon phrase for this situation?

um......
"Dang"?
28 posted on 05/14/2003 6:36:35 AM PDT by 4mycountry (You never notice how many ZOTs there are 'til you become a Viking Kittie.)
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To: Hawkeye's Girl
Phasers on full spread. Kill the Klingons, they've been a burr under the saddle for far too many lightyears.
29 posted on 05/14/2003 9:51:58 AM PDT by NCC-1701 ((Good luck, happy hunting, and God-speed to the US military and our allies in this operation.))
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To: r9etb
Sadly, these folks were series...

until it hit the local media...

then it hit the fan.

30 posted on 05/18/2003 10:46:20 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Never have so many, been so wrong, about so much.)
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