Tourist attractions in Klingon

Taking the concept of cultural diversity a little too far, the Jenolan Caves near the Blue Mountains west of Sydney is about to become the first tourist attraction in the world to feature tourist tape/phones in Star Trek’s Klingon language, I am reliably informed by today’s edition of ABC News.

They go on to say:

The link between the world’s oldest dated limestone cave system and the fictional Star Trek language is through a spaceship, the USS Jenolan, which featured in an episode of the Next Generation series.

Hmmm, if this happened in the UK at the moment, I could guarantee the right-wing press like the Daily Mail would have a field day taking the always reliable ‘credit crunch-style waste of money angle’ on the whole thing.

Anyway, here’s some useful phrases they might want to include on the tour…

Nuq daq o’ puchpa e’ – nookh dahkh oh’ poochpah eh’ Den-Ib Qatlh – Where’s the restroom, you Denebian slime devil.

Hu’tegh verengan Ha’DibaH – Damn you, you Ferengi dog.

Is there a Klingon word for Australian? If there’s anyone more knowledgeable in Klingon than me, do leave the answer in the comment field below.

One Response to “Tourist attractions in Klingon”

  1. Janet Warden
    July 28, 2010 at 8:04 am #

    I think the term ‘verengan Ha’DibaH’ for Ferengi dog just about covers most Australians of my acquaintance!

    Janet

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