[tlhIngan Hol] weight of cheb

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Oct 29 09:21:04 PDT 2020

Klingons may not be approximate, but Federation linguists like Okrand can be!


From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> On Behalf Of De'vID
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:18 AM

On Thu, 29 Oct 2020 at 15:38, Alan Anderson <qunchuy at alcaco.net<mailto:qunchuy at alcaco.net>> wrote:
The only confusion is in the minds of people who were indoctrinated by overzealous physics teachers in high school. The legal definition of a pound *is* a mass.

What's confusing are the words "around five pounds (2.25 kg or so)". By the legal definition, 5 lb is 2.26796185 kg. Is that "2.25" just a round value (like "five" is)? Or is this an example of Klingons being sometimes inaccurate, but never approximate?
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