4 replies on “Get Paid for Speaking Klingon?”

  1. y42 says:

    Its a trap!
    Don’t do it! They say you’re there to help someone else, but once they
    have you inside the mental institution, do you really think they’ll
    let your klingon-speaking ass back out on the street?

    Those psychiatrists will stop at nothing…
    ;- )

  2. bombadil says:

    Introducing the latest urban myth…
    This is old news.
    A State worker in Oregon was maintaining the list of “officially supported” languages that State facilities were allowed to request translators for. The state worker found it funny that there were so many obscure languages on the list. He made his own little joke by adding ‘Klingon’ to the list, figuring it was spoken by nearly as many people as some of the more obscure languages already on the list.
    An Oregon paper called him about it and he explained that it was a harmless joke. The Oregon paper printed a small story the covered the joke and plainly explained that it was a joke.
    Since then other news sources have been twisting the story further and further from the truth. At this point I have read articles about how a mental health facility in Oregon has an open req. for a Klingon Translator for a mental patient who refuses to speak anything else. Total BS. This never happened.
    The real story here is how untrustworthy our news sources are. How reporters recycle stories they read elsewhere without even the barest trace of research or fact finding.

    By the way… the man arrested by the SEC who claimed to be from the future?
    Never happened. Another bright star in the firmament of journalistic integrity.

    • quantaman says:

      Re: Introducing the latest urban myth…

      This is old news.
      A State worker in Oregon was maintaining the list of “officially supported” languages that State facilities were allowed to request translators for. The state worker found it funny that there were so many obscure languages on the list. He made his own little joke by adding ‘Klingon’ to the list, figuring it was spoken by nearly as many people as some of the more obscure languages already on the list.
      An Oregon paper called him about it and he explained that it was a harmless joke. The Oregon paper printed a small story the covered the joke and plainly explained that it was a joke.
      Since then other news sources have been twisting the story further and further from the truth. At this point I have read articles about how a mental health facility in Oregon has an open req. for a Klingon Translator for a mental patient who refuses to speak anything else. Total BS. This never happened.
      The real story here is how untrustworthy our news sources are. How reporters recycle stories they read elsewhere without even the barest trace of research or fact finding.

      By the way… the man arrested by the SEC who claimed to be from the future?
      Never happened. Another bright star in the firmament of journalistic integrity.

      On the other hand you’re the only person I’ve heard say it was a joke and I find it more amusing to decieve myself anyways :)

      • schmitty says:

        Re: Introducing the latest urban myth…

        On the other hand you’re the only person I’ve heard say it was a joke and I find it more amusing to decieve myself anyways :)

        that means you just haven’t been paying attention. it’s all over the place that this is a hoax.

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