[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghay'cha'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Sep 24 07:00:28 PDT 2018

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, September 22, 2018

Klingon word: ghay'cha'
Part of speech: excl
Definition: (curse) general invective
Source: TKD:p178

(Mark Shoulson, HQ 3.1):   A weaker, less intense, possibly polite form of {ghuy'cha'} 

ghuy'cha'  		*guy'cha* (expletive) 

(CK):  Here's another word with strong force.  A Klingon might say it after receiving an unsettling communique.  It's a LOT stronger than the Terran "Darn it!" 

(Mark Shoulson, HQ 3.1):  Shows anger when things start going wrong; it's a stronger, more intense form of {ghay'cha'}

When Picard failed to convince Klingon Governor Vagh that the Federation wasn't supplying weapons to Kriosian rebels, Vagh shouted: "You speak the lies of a *tah-keck*!"  Picard calmly leaned forward and replied, "*Qu'vatlh guy'cha b'aka!*"  Vagh complimented him, saying:  "You swear well, Picard.  You must have Klingon blood in your veins."  (TNG "The Mind's Eye"; spelling from captions)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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