[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: yuch

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Jun 15 07:47:50 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, June 15, 2016
> Klingon word: yuch
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: chocolate

  nuqDaq yuch Dapol 
  Where do you keep the chocolate? TKD

(KGT 85f.):  Klingon food also frequently tastes {wIb} (sour, bitter) or {na'} (salty, brackish). The closest equivalent to "sweet" is probably {na'ran rur} ("resembles a *naran*", a fruit whose juice is sometimes added to sauces as a contrast to the other flavors) ... Despite the general absence of sweet foods from their diet, Klingons tend to be quite enthusiastic about {yuch} (chocolate), at least in its purest forms.

(MO via Lieven, 12/07/2010):  A {ngogh} is a block or lump or brick. [Maltz] said he's seen humans eating {yuch ngoghmey} and found that strange. I'm not sure what form he'd prefer his {yuch} to be.

(ghunchu'wI', 7/29/08):  [qep'a' 2008] At Dr. Okrand also offhandedly volunteered that it was "kind of like butterscotch", using a half-shrug and a hand gesture that I associate with uncertainty. I don't believe there would be anything wrong with referring to Terran chocolate pudding as {yuch wIlpuq}. 

PUN: 	"Yuck"?

nIm 				milk (n)
wIlpuq  			pudding (n) 
Su'ghar qutmey		sugar (n)
HaQchor 			saccharin (n)

wIb  				be sour/bitter/tart (v)
*wIbHa'  			[be sweet?] (v) [seen on the List]

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