Anecdotes about Klingon

There are several strange and incredible stories about Klingon around on the web.

I met my wife at a Star Trek convention...

This is a story quoted lots of times, written by a person named "Max". (1) The story is most likely absolute nonsense: First, there are very few people in the world who really speak Klingon in a useful, fluent manner (see MOVED TO... fluent speakers). Next, there is no way a native French speaker could be more fluent in Klingon than in English, since most of the material for learning Klingon is available only in English - there is no French Klingon dictionary.

I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn't know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon.-Max

Flat tire

This story is not confirmed.

There is an old story where there was an American guy on a vacation in Japan. He was walking somewhere along the street when he saw a person who had a problem with his car, maybe a flat tire, or engine problems. He walked over to him offering his help, but the japanese person did not speak a single word of english. He then noticed that the American was wearing a pin of the KLI so he realised that he would understand Klingon, which he did speak, so they continued their conversation in Klingon.

McDonald's

This story is not confirmed.

There was a guy who wanted to fool a servant at McDonald's by asking for the bathroom in Klingon. He was quite surprised when the waiter understood the klingon question and answered by saying "right over there".

References

1 : Pwn Up: The Language of Love, dorkly.com, published 27 July 2012

Category: General    Latest edit: 21 Sep 2015, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 20 Sep 2015 by KlingonTeacher



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