[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: 'uSu'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed May 1 09:11:56 PDT 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Klingon word: 'uSu'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: sauce for *gladst*

(KCD on *gladst*):  A dish native to the original inhabitants of Taganika. When the Eight Houses began their rule of this sector, all the natives from Taganika were banished to outlying planets. The Klingons, however, adopted a number of their local dishes.

{tlhatlh} is usually served with {'uSu'} sauce (KGT), though some prefer it without. (DS9 "Melora")

(KGT 94):  specifying whether one prefers {tlhatlh} (*gladst*) with or without sauce shows both knowledge of and interest in Klingon cuisine.

(KGT 27):  in all regions, the word {vIychorgh} means juice or sap -- that is, the liquid from a plant. In some regions, however, its meaning has been extended to also include any liquid that accompanies food, as if a general term for sauce … instead of using the term {'uSu'} for the sauce traditionally offered with *gladst*, {tlhatlh vIychorgh} (literally, *gladst* juice) is used.

(KGT 100):  if a dish comes with a sauce, it is appropriate to use as much or as little sauce as one desires.

Japanese light soy sauce (often served in restaurants) is called Usu sauce (usu-kuchi shoya).

ghapoq 	*grapok*, a type of all-purpose sauce (n)
qettlhup  	another type of all-purpose sauce (n)
ghevI' 		qagh sauce (n)
quD  		*qud*, a type of  sauce (n)
chanDoq 	marinade (n)

Se'tu' 		saucepan (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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