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    Qapla'! Hospital seeks Klingon speaker

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/West/05/10/offbeat.klingon.interpreter/

    PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- Position Available: Interpreter, must be fluent in Klingon.

    The language created for the "Star Trek" TV series and movies is one of about 55 needed by the office that treats mental health patients in metropolitan Multnomah County.

    "We have to provide information in all the languages our clients speak," said Jerry Jelusich, a procurement specialist for the county Department of Human Services, which serves about 60,000 mental health clients.

    Although created for works of fiction, Klingon was designed to have a consistent grammar, syntax and vocabulary.

    And now Multnomah County research has found that many people -- and not just fans -- consider it a complete language.

    "There are some cases where we've had mental health patients where this was all they would speak," said the county's purchasing administrator, Franna Hathaway.

    County officials said that obligates them to respond with a Klingon-English interpreter, putting the language of starship Enterprise officer Worf and other Klingon characters on a par with common languages such as Russian and Vietnamese, and less common tongues including Dari and Tongan.

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    Re: Qapla'! Hospital seeks Klingon speaker

    Wow.

    Just...

    Wow.

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    Re: Qapla'! Hospital seeks Klingon speaker

    That is the best thing ever.

    Go Nerds Go!

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    Re: Qapla'! Hospital seeks Klingon speaker

    sweet zombie jeezus


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    Re: Qapla'! Hospital seeks Klingon speaker

    You're slipping, my friend - not only is this old, it's false: http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/klingon.asp

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    Re: Qapla'! Hospital seeks Klingon speaker

    Hrm.. didn't notice the 2003 tag..

    Go figure, CNN slipping up

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    Re: Qapla'! Hospital seeks Klingon speaker

    Even if it's not true, it should be.

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    Re: Qapla'! Hospital seeks Klingon speaker

    How could anyone believe that a nut would be fluent in a fictitious language? I am sure they come across people who think they are speaking the thing, but for real?
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    Re: Qapla'! Hospital seeks Klingon speaker

    if it was true, why in God's name did i decide to pass that Klingon class for French!?
    Klingon would have been SO MUCH MORE FUN!!!
    and i already knew some!

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