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RE: Klingon word for "cookbooks"

Steven Boozer (

See the WikiPedia article on the episode: 

BTW the episode was based on a 1950 short story by Damon Knight: 
Canon Master of the Klingons

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Russ Perry Jr.
>Just to nitpick, it was his assistant, not his wife (at least I'm
>PRETTY sure), and the book was titled "To Serve Man" (sure).
>On Sep 23, 2009, at 8:28 PM, Doq wrote:
>> Obviously, Okrand has seen a few Twilight Zone episodes...
>> I remember the one where the wife is yelling to her husband as he
>> boards the flying saucer, explaining that scientists had finally
>> managed to translate part of the book the aliens had presented them as
>> a gift, entitled "How to Serve Mankind". She yelled, "It's a COOK
>> BOOK!"
>> On Sep 23, 2009, at 9:13 AM, Voragh wrote:
>>> And although we don't know the generic word for "cookbook", we do
>>> know the title of one:
>>> KGT 86:  It is not possible here to give detailed accounts of how to
>>> prepare specific dishes or even to list all of the ingredients. Nor
>>> is it possible to explain and compare the cuisines of different
>>> regions and planets within the Empire. For detailed information of
>>> that kind, the best source is probably {jabmeH} by J'puq (the title
>>> means "In Order to Serve"; it is a cookbook).
>>> I'll leave it to you to figure out the two puns in this. <g>

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