[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: yut

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Mar 16 06:52:30 PDT 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, March 15, 2020

Klingon word: yut
Part of speech: verb
Definition: distract, create a diversion
Source: November 2016 email to Lieven

(Lieven, 11/25/2016):  The object of this verb, when there is an object, is the person or group of people (usually) being distracted.

(KGT 101f.):  When taking a table's order, the {jabwI'} [server] neither writes anything down nor enters data into a computer. It is considered the duty of the {jabwI'} to remember ({qaw}) the choices and to bring the correct food, and servers tend to be quite skilled at this. On the rare occasion when the {jabwI'} has remembered incorrectly ({qawHa'}), the patron may reject ({lajQo'}) the dish. If the patron rejects a dish that the server believes has been properly remembered, however, the misunderstanding could develop into minor combat. For most of the other diners in the restaurant, this is regarded as an exhilarating diversion.

Dach 		not pay attention, be distracted, lack focus (slang) (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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