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Re: Contacting the Site Admin

David Kummer (kummer.david@gmail.com)



Nice.
(What would the Klingon be for that, as an expression? :P)

On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 5:03 PM, Michael Roney, Jr. <nahqun@gmail.com>wrote:

> >> tlhoqo' SoH!
> >
> > nuqjatlh?
>
> "Well, the first documented example of Klingon slang dates all the way
> back to the early days of the mailing list. In fact, due to the
> wonders of archiving, we can determine the precise date: July 19,
> 1993. A Monday. 2:56pm. And 58 seconds. The first slang word,
> {tlhoqo'} was coined.
>
> Some of you, I'm sure, remember {tlhoqo'} and its origins. Most of you
> probably do not. To appreciate the word it is necessary to understand
> the story of its origin. Back in 1993, for about a month or so, there
> appeared on the list a rather odd gentleman. Clearly intelligent, he
> nonetheless seemed not at all interested in speaking Klingon, and more
> interested in doing such curious things as posting in German written
> with the (romanized) Klingon alphabet. In a short period of time he
> managed to alienate a number of people on the list, and ended up
> becoming the first person forcibly removed from the list due to
> abusive behavior.
>
> This person's name was Randy Kloko. It was Will Martin who, after
> Klolo's involuntary departure, first suggested {tlhoqo'} -- the
> Klingonization of Kloko's name-- as a slang word for "misanthrope;"
> the word quickly came to have a somewhat stronger meaning, more along
> the lines of "asshole." It is interesting to note that at the time, I,
> as Grammarian of the list, felt it necessary to give explicit waiver
> for this word, proclaiming it as slang for the list, and thus not in
> violation of the prohibition against making up new words. This is the
> only time that people actually worried about the ability to use
> slang."
>
> --HolQeD 12;4 (December 2003) pp2-3 "From the Grammarian's Desk" by
> Captain Krankor
>
>
>
> Apologies for any typos
>
> ~naHQun
>
>
>
>
> --
> ~Michael Roney, Jr.
> Professional Klingon Translator
>
> http://www.twitter.com/roneyii
> http://www.google.com/s2/profiles/110546798564536163288
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