Clearer Than Bureacratese: Airport Official Replies To Politician In Klingon

Clearer Than Bureacratese: Airport Official Replies To Politician In Klingon

8:25am Jul 15, 2015

Maj po.

That was "good morning" in Klingon, the fictional language from "Star Trek."

You'd have to be able to speak the language in order to understand a recent statement from a government spokesperson in Wales.

When Darren Miller, an opposition politician, asked about possible UFO sightings at an airport, the spokesperson responded — in Klingon — that her boss would reply in due course.

Millar told the BBC this confirmed his suspicion — that members of government were from another planet.

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Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Maj po. I'm David Greene. That was good morning in Klingon. That's the fictional language from "Star Trek," and you have to speak Klingon in order to understand a recent statement from a government spokesperson in Wales. When Darren Miller, an opposition politician, asked about possible UFO sightings at an airport, the spokesperson responded - in Klingon - that her boss would reply in due course. Miller told the BBC this confirmed his suspicion that members of the government were from another planet. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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