Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Quote of the day

From one of the eBooks in our collection:

"Klingon speakers, those who have devoted themselves to the study of a language invented for the Star Trek franchise, inhabit the lowest possible rung on the geek ladder. Dungeons & Dragons players, ham radio operators, robot engineers, computer programmers, comic book collectors— they all look down on Klingon speakers. Even the most ardent Star Trek fanatics, the Trekkies, who dress up in costume every day, who can recite scripts of entire episodes, who collect Star Trek paraphernalia with mad devotion, consider Klingon speakers beneath them."

Okrent, Arika. In the Land of Invented Languages.
Westminster, MD, USA: Spiegel & Grau, 2010. p 3.
Copyright © 2010. Spiegel & Grau. All rights reserved.

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