[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Dut

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Tue Apr 25 08:06:36 PDT 2017

On 25 April 2017 at 15:39, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
>> Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, April 24, 2017
>> Klingon word: Dut
>> Part of speech: verb
>> Definition: slam down (object is the thing slammed down)
>> Source: qepHom 2015 p.19
> Lieven interviewed Okrand (posted 10/29/2015):
> [...]
> LL: Can the verb {Dut} "slam down" be used for other things, too?
> MO: Yes, like when you're angry, you "slam down" the phone. The verb {Dut} is not exclusive to the use of a stamp, right.

There's a Seinfeld skit where he mocks mobile phones, saying that you
can't slam them down like you could with old-fashioned landline
telephones. He pretends to yell angrily into an imaginery cell phone,
then, instead of slamming down the phone, very delicately searches for
and presses the "hang up" button (which makes a *doot* sound).


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