[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlher

Felix Malmenbeck felixm at kth.se
Wed Jan 11 08:41:15 PST 2017


> PUN:
> In the old U.S. TV series "Leave It to Beaver", the Beaver's (Jerry Mathers)
> big brother, Wally, had a friend named Clarence Rutherford, who was
> nicknamed "Lumpy". (Confirmed by Okrand at qep'a' SochDIch.)

I must have read this explanation a dozen times by now, or at least a quarter-dozen, but I still can't get the idea out of my head that this is an intentional slight against a lumpy dictator of some infamy.

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From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> on behalf of Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 17:19
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Subject: Re: [tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlher

> Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, January 11, 2017
>
> Klingon word: tlher
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: be lumpy

AFAIK never used in canon.

(KGT 84f.):  In terms of texture, Klingon food may be {ngal} (chewy), {char} (slimy), or {tlher} (lumpy), all considered positive attributes (depending, of course, on the particular dish).

(KGT 92):  Finally, the way to prepare a common dish called {qompogh} is to mash ({tap}) a mixture of various types of {naH} (fruit, vegetable), with or without some animal matter, into a rather lumpy paste and then to let it {rogh} (ferment).

SEE ALSO:
ghegh           be rough
vIl                     be ridgy (forehead)
Hab                     be smooth
beQ                     be flat

PUN:
In the old U.S. TV series "Leave It to Beaver", the Beaver's (Jerry Mathers) big brother, Wally, had a friend named Clarence Rutherford, who was nicknamed "Lumpy". (Confirmed by Okrand at qep'a' SochDIch.)


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


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