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    I think this is going a little to far. Where will it end? I can understand requiring Spanish interpreters and such, but Klingon? Soon we will have Warf and Chewbacca at the DMV to help any "interstellar" aliens with their driver's exam because they refuse to speak English.

    Klingon Interpreter Needed for Ore. Mental Patients
    Sunday, May 11, 2003

    PORTLAND, Ore.

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    I'm sorry but this is one of the funniest news stories I've ever read!  -

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      And you folks thought California was weird...

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        quote:
        Originally posted by Sig220Man:
        And you folks thought California was weird...

        Some of us still do!

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          Hoch ghuy'cha

          MikeTX, lo'laHbe'ghach!

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            quote:
            Originally posted by Darkwulfe:
            ..."There are some cases where we've had mental health patients where this was all they would speak," said the county's purchasing administrator, Franna Hathaway.
            ...

            OK, just where did these people learn to speak Klingon? To my knowledge, only certain actors on the Star Trek TV show and their trainers would even have access to the actual "language" and I'm sure there have not been any school classes in that subject (although, in California one can't be too sure about that).

            DaveInTx

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            • #7
              I speak fluent Klingon!

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                quote:
                Originally posted by DaveInTx:
                quote:
                Originally posted by Darkwulfe:
                ..."There are some cases where we've had mental health patients where this was all they would speak," said the county's purchasing administrator, Franna Hathaway.
                ...

                OK, just where did these people learn to speak Klingon? To my knowledge, only certain actors on the Star Trek TV show and their trainers would even have access to the actual "language" and I'm sure there have not been any school classes in that subject (although, in California one can't be too sure about that).

                DaveInTx

                It's actually a language course offered at several colleges. And no, not all of these colleges are in California. In addition, there are a plethora of books you can get if you wish to go the self-taught route...

                Certainly it seems odd, but then, think about who these people are dealing with, are they not odd?

                [ 05-11-2003, 06:51 PM: Message edited by: n567 ]
                Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. But this wrongs the jackass.
                -Mark Twain

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                  Here's a link to Klingon language courses:
                  Klingon for Car Stops and Domestic calls.

                  You may need acrabat. Or just search for Klingon language. The net is full of this stuff

                  Mike can start reparing their trucks, if he could speak their language! Oh, wait! It's not English

                  Jim Burnes

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                    Watch out Jim or I'll call the tribal police on you for threatening me!

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                    • #11
                      Uh? whatta I say? Whatta I say? [Eek!]

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                        http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/klingon.asp

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                          be'joy'
                          (n) ritualized torture by women [Eek!]

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                            This is one of the stupidest things that I have heard of. Is Ewok next?
                            Drug Recognition Expert

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                              What would we ever do without Snopes?
                              Dance like no one's watching -- Sing like no one's listening, and work like you don't need the money.

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