[LMB] SF Inventions I want
ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 20:48:42 BST 2020
There's something online about Klingon programmers, with lines like
"This machine is GAHGK! I need dual-processor Pentiums if I must do battle
with this code!"
On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 7:10 AM Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Sep 2020 09:53:29 +0200, 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
> Or The Languages of Pao (Jack Vance).
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