tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Feb 09 08:13:50 1999

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Re: Klingon pleasantries

>A replacement proverb is something you say after a social gaffe, such as
>spilling good food that could be eaten (or thrown). The purpose of the
>phrase is to "replace" lost honor and restore yourself to respectability.

>Here is a (partial) list:
>Only fools laugh while warriors die
>The fire is always hotter on someone else's face
>Set fire on the side when there is danger
>A great warrior is always prepared [to fight]

"I know you are, but what am I?"

"Fascists dress in black and go around telling people what
to do... whereas priests... er..." - Father Ted

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