[tlhIngan Hol] qep'a' 2022 new words puns

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 08:49:44 PDT 2022

On Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 2:17 AM De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:

ghobe'. QIn vIHevpu' 'ach QInvaD "spam" perlu'pu'.

va! DaH QInDaj vISampu'. *spam* perlu'bejpu'.

On Tue, Aug 2, 2022 at 7:17 PM James Landau <savegraduation at yahoo.com>

> tIlqemchaw' (thingamajig): "Wjatchamacallit" backwards.

majQa'! 'ach Qu'vatlh je! majQua'vatlh!

(I say Qu'vatlh because I had something much more complicated in mind, and
the actual pun was so simple. I think the extra qaghwI' at the end threw me
off. I had it as a rebus/pseudo-calque of "whaddayacallit": "whadda" =
"water" = "salivate" = *tIl*, and the final "lit" as "let" = *chaw'*, and
then I was trying to figure out how *qem* could stand for "yacall". My best
guess was that "bring" could be an onomatopoeia of a phone ringing.)

A few more puns from this and other recent word lists that I had been
putting into a list to post:

   - *Hen *"be experienced": Jimi "Hen"drix's first album was titled* Are
   You Experienced*, and his band was The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
   - *lew* "bloom": Lew Bloom was an American vaudeville performer, actor,
   art collector, and artist.
   - *yItQet* "petroleum, crude oil": *boQwI'* currently lists this pun as
   a reference to "Tikriti", which I think is kind of a stretch. I think the
   more likely pun is *teQ tIy* "Tex tea" = "Texas tea", a slang term for
   crude oil made famous by the opening theme song to the *Beverly
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