[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlhapragh

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 07:21:13 PDT 2018

On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 10:06 AM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:

> PUN:
>  "Bobby Pickett's classic novelty song Monster Mash was released in 1962
> on Garpax Records. {tlhapragh} backwards is {gharpatlh}, which is almost a
> transliteration of Garpax. I say 'almost' because 'x' is usually
> transliterated as {Q}, not {tlh}. Maybe Okrand wanted to mix it up a
> little." (nIqolay Q, 12/12/2017)

I later remembered that "x" is the "xifan hol" character for {tlh}. boQwI'
(which I'm pretty sure MO uses) has it as an option to make searches easier
to type on a phone, giving MO a powerful new technique for making puns.
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