[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: SupDIng

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Thu Mar 25 11:34:20 PST 2021


Look in Wikipedia under “High Steppers”.

I was led there by seeing {QaplaStep} as “Hi, Step”, and knew that high stepping is a very percussive traditional folk dance for Black Americans performed by Matthew Olwell (son and brother of the father/son team famous among traditional Irish flute wooden makers). I’ve seen a very impressive demonstration of it. It’s very athletic/aerobic.

At first, I figured that the dance is probably done to a reel (4/4 time) instead of a jig (6/8 time), but then figured I should look in Wikipedia to check and bingo.

Apparently, Okrand likes old silent films.

charghwI’

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> On Mar 25, 2021, at 5:38 AM, De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On Wed, 6 Jan 2021 at 16:19, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
>> Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, January 06, 2021
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>> Klingon word: SupDIng
>> Part of speech: noun
>> Definition: cotton-like plant
>> Source: qep'a' 27  [2020]
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> A reference to this traditional American folk song, which has the lyrics "jump ({Sup}) down, spin ({DIng}) around":
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pick_a_Bale_of_Cotton
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>> QaplaStep               spool, reel, spindle (n) [qep'a' 2020]
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> I feel like the pun here is "one step short of success". I also feel like it has to be some sort of a film editing pun, given Dr. Okrand's professional history. But I can't quite work it out. Anyone have any ideas?
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