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(Chicago Trib)   Unemployment website now available in Klingon, because clearly people who can speak a made-up language will be unemployed   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 61
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2013-08-22 12:10:46 PM

Mock26: Outrageous Muff: What's Klingon for "You've wasted your life, you neckbeard-wearing fatass?"

Learning Klingon is no more wasting your life than watching professional sports and memorizing stats.


Let's see...how many people will I run into during the day that can chit-chat about 'speaking Klingon'?

Zero...point...zero.
 
2013-08-22 12:30:08 PM

Lt_Ryan: Gonz: Headso: A klingon would never be unemployed, they would make great managers for fast food restaurants or telemarketing companies.

That, and the average American who's intelligent enough to learn Klingon will be able to find a job.

//They'll be another Aspie in IT, but that kinda goes without saying.

If someone were to put Klingon on a Resume that came across my desk they'd get an interview, if they could speak it they'd most likely get a job.


How fluent are we talking?
 
2013-08-22 01:09:48 PM

Norad: Mock26: Outrageous Muff: What's Klingon for "You've wasted your life, you neckbeard-wearing fatass?"

Learning Klingon is no more wasting your life than watching professional sports and memorizing stats.

Let's see...how many people will I run into during the day that can chit-chat about 'speaking Klingon'?

Zero...point...zero.


That seems like your loss.

You need to broaden your friends a little.
 
2013-08-22 01:39:13 PM

CokeBear: They're using a free translation service that can translate the site into many different languages, including Klingon. There are linguists who study it. Not more or less valid than any other language.

It was made up? So were all the others!


Words represent and define reality ineffably.
 
2013-08-22 02:16:10 PM
Does this mean my work in Quenya calligraphy if for nothing?
 
2013-08-22 02:58:20 PM

ph0rk: genner: Mock26: Outrageous Muff: What's Klingon for "You've wasted your life, you neckbeard-wearing fatass?"

Learning Klingon is no more wasting your life than watching professional sports and memorizing stats.

Sooooo it is wasting your life.

No more so than posting on Fark.

Sooooo it is wasting your life?

 
2013-08-22 03:24:46 PM
Full employment for Esperanto speakers NOW!
 
2013-08-22 04:33:40 PM

Nana's Vibrator: If that idiot Roddenberry had just made Klingon the same as Cantonese there'd be almost no Trekkie unemployment.  Though the Chinese would probably hate us a lot more than they already do.


Just to be pedantic and shiat on your joke: Roddenberry had nothing to do with the creation of the Klingon language; that was Marc Okrand...
 
2013-08-22 04:57:56 PM

RobSeace: Nana's Vibrator: If that idiot Roddenberry had just made Klingon the same as Cantonese there'd be almost no Trekkie unemployment.  Though the Chinese would probably hate us a lot more than they already do.

Just to be pedantic and shiat on your joke: Roddenberry had nothing to do with the creation of the Klingon language; that was Marc Okrand...


Believe it or not, I fully expected this kind of response from a (presumed) fan.  I had no idea who Marc Okrand was prior to your post.  I hastily typed Roddenberry, thought twice about researching, then hit the "add comment" button figuring it would incite a response.  And see what happens?  I had a positive interaction with someone and learned something.
 
2013-08-22 05:57:32 PM

2wolves: All languages are made up.


Came in here to say that.
 
2013-08-22 10:04:16 PM

Norad: Mock26: Outrageous Muff: What's Klingon for "You've wasted your life, you neckbeard-wearing fatass?"

Learning Klingon is no more wasting your life than watching professional sports and memorizing stats.

Let's see...how many people will I run into during the day that can chit-chat about 'speaking Klingon'?

Zero...point...zero.


Yeah?  So what?
 
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