[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: nIqDob

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Oct 17 07:08:42 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, October 16, 2016
> Klingon word: nIqDob
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: perforator, hole punch
> Source: qepHom 2015 p.18

Lieven Lietaer interviews Marc Okrand, (10/29/2015):

MO: To "staple" papers together is to {rar} them. To use
    a stapler or hole punch ("perforator, hole punch"
    {nIqDob}), you {qIp} ["hit (with hand, fist)"] it or
    {'uy} ["press down"] it or {ngaH} ("squeeze") it,
    depending on the device. [...] The hole punch will
    {ghID} ("pierce, perforate") the paper (or other
LL: Can {ghID} also mean perforate a paper with a tooth
    pick or similar?
MO: Yes, of course. 

"bodkin" backwards

tlhIngan ghantoH pIn'a'
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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