NC Politician Writes Resignation Letter In Klingon

Posted by $ Mimi 8 years, 5 months ago to Politics
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I wasn’t sure if I should put this in Politics or Entertainment. Gotta love him. Fired up and ready to go!
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  • Posted by $ Susanne 8 years, 5 months ago
    "Mayor Michael Alvarez is calling the letter unprofessional.". Guess he should have used High Vulcan instead...
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    • Posted by $ MikeMarotta 8 years, 5 months ago
      I like the sentiment, though Vulcan is a little harder to find materials for. There was a Vulcan Language Institute out of Germany; but unlike Klingon, I never found any canonical tutorials. I have on my wall the batting line-up from the game between the Logicians and the Niners; but I cannot read it and have no way to translate it.
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  • Posted by richrobinson 8 years, 5 months ago
    Who translated it?
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    • Posted by $ MikeMarotta 8 years, 5 months ago
      The Bing Translator does Klingon. Also, I have "The Klingon Dictionary by Marc Okrand, which (like most such) has a basic grammar up front. Oddly enough, I did find words for regret and resign. I expected only surrender and retreat.
      I regret to report to you that I must resign.
      ja' 'e' qaSnISbej jIH paj SoH pay jIH.

      Bing will also render that into plqaD, the Klingon writing system.
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  • Posted by evlwhtguy 8 years, 5 months ago
    Sorry, I think this guy is just a pathetic nit-wit. Just goes to show that election to public office is no guarantee that the individual has any common sense whatsoever.
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    • Posted by $ 8 years, 5 months ago
      That has sort of been the case for the last thirty years.
      Still, Star Trek fans are almost religious in their fervor. If they wee ever to come up with a political party to rally around they would certainly give the other political parties a run-for-their-money.
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  • Posted by $ jbrenner 8 years, 3 months ago
    Klingon might be an appropriate language for the Gulch. As Lt. Worf said once, "Who cares about feelings? Humans, maybe." If we are to think, rather than feel, then Klingon is an appropriate language for the Gulch.
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  • Posted by plusaf 8 years, 5 months ago
    follow-up clarification in the Raleigh News & Observer....

    I located Waddell on Facebook and asked him what prompted the Klingon letter. Here is what he Facebooked back:

    “The Mayor and I had joked about doing something in Klingon when we ran for office, but the meetings are neither the time nor the place, so we didn't take the idea any further. So when I decided to resign, I sent a letter for the public (to) the Monroe Enquirer Journal, in English, and my letter to the Mayor in Klingon.”

    The mayor, incidentally, did not take it well. He called the Klingon letter “an embarrassment for Indian Trail and . . . an embarrassment for North Carolina.”

    The story has gone viral around the Internet. In a slow news week, it has popped up on web sites around the country and overseas, with lots of “boldly going” and “live long and prosper” references.

    If he had just written the resignation letter in English, the story would have barely made it up U.S. 74 to Charlotte.

    “I was just trying to lighten the whole thing with some humor,” Waddell told me. “My goodness, it grew legs and ran amok.”

    Like an agitated Klingon.

    Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/03/3...
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