[LMB] SF Inventions I want

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 12:28:59 BST 2020


  I challenge you with my Fisher space pen bat'leth at the negotiation
table!

On Wed, Sep 9, 2020, 2:57 AM markus baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:

> Am 09.09.2020 um 04:25 schrieb Zan Lynx:
> > On 9/8/20 5:10 PM, Raymond Collins wrote:
> >> Back in the nineties UCSC had classes in conversational Klingon. One
> >> of the
> >> reasons to teach Klingon was so that negotiators could talk amongst
> >> themselves during negotiations without being understood by the other
> >> team.
> >
> > I would worry about culture coming across with the language. I believe
> > speaking Klingon makes one more aggressive and concerned with honor.
> >
> > Two negotiating teams both trained in Klingon might end the negotiation
> > by drawing their pens and assaulting each other in an all-out war for
> > dominance.
>
> shades of
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babel-17
>
> servus
>
> markus
>
>
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