tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri Jan 22 17:46:13 1999

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Re: KLBC: *London*Daq lengwIj

Why?  Why would some guy, being stopped by a guard, feel compelled to speak
formally about the guard's job?  Slang is not a reflection of the formality
of the topic, it is a reflection of the formality of the speaker.

As long as Matt is aware that it is slang, and used it that way
intentionally, there's no problem.

Or, could I not say, "They threw me into the slammer"?

Stardate 99060.3

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Anderson <>
To: Multiple recipients of list <>
Date: Friday, January 22, 1999 1:39 AM
Subject: RE: KLBC: *London*Daq lengwIj

>ja' Matt Johnson:
>> muyu' 'avwI'. rInDI' ghIghDaj, jItaHlaH.
>{ghIgh} for "task" is a slang term, and I'm not really comfortable
>with the way you've applied it to the official job of the guard.
>Somehow it seems out of place in a description of his formal duty.

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