[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tera' tlhuH rop
sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Mar 28 07:40:36 PDT 2022
On 3/28/2022 10:35 AM, Steven Boozer wrote:
> Klingon word: tera' tlhuH rop
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: common cold
> Source: qep'a' 27 
> (qep’a’ 2020): Maltz says Klingons don’t get colds (though, despite what he says, Klingons are not immune from other, somewhat similar afflictions). Another way to refer to this Earth disease, generally unsympathetically, is Ptera’ rop bIr}, which is, of course, a misguided translation.
I imagine that in practical use, Klingons would not use this phrase just
specifically for the cold virus, but would apply it generally to all
respiratory viruses originating on Earth.
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