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Re: Klingon word for "cookbooks"

ghunchu'wI' (

On Sep 23, 2009, at 9:13 AM, Steven Boozer 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>

I count only one pun.  The other word you're probably thinking about  
is merely a literary reference.  Since {toy'} and {jab} are distinct  
verbs, the joke does not appear in the Klingon.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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