[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: QongDaq 'echlet tun

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Mar 23 08:10:48 PDT 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, March 23, 2017
> Klingon word: QongDaq 'echlet tun
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: mattress
> Source: qepHom 2016

Lit. "soft bed board"

When Captain K'Vada showed Picard to his quarters aboard his Bird-of-Prey, he slapped the hard bed - actually, more like a sleeping shelf - and sneered, "You will sleep Klingon-style.  We do not cushion our bodies by putting down a pad."  Nonplussed, Picard slapped the "bed" himself and replied, "Good. I like it that way." (TNG "Unification I")

When Worf moved onto the Defiant to get away from the station, he removed the Starfleet-issue mattress from the bed in his quarters, patted the hard bare metal frame and grunts in satisfaction.  Jadzia has observed him and asks, "Better?"  Worf replies, "Much." (DS9 "Bar Association")

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