Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 13:08:32 -0400
To: [email protected]
From: Tad Stauffer [email protected]
Subject: Re: An error (qep'a' wa'maHDIch)

At 03:01 AM Tuesday 9/16/2003, peHruS wrote:

I noticed that the New Words List states that Sa'Hut was introduced during
Hokey Pokey during the qep'a' HutDIch. It was the qep'a' wa'maHDIch.

At 09:45 AM 9/16/2003 -0500, Voragh wrote:


Did any other grammatical revelations or new vocabulary come out of this
year's qep'a'?

The introduction of the word Sa'Hut was rather memorable - just imagine a
circle of Klingonists doing the hokey pokey (like we do at every qep'a').
If you aren't familiar with it, the song goes more or less:

"You put your in
You put your out
You put your in and you shake it all about
You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about"

As we go around the circle, each person naming a body part, we get words
like DeSqIv, jat, and for laughs, qIvon, ngech, and newer words
such as marwI'. After Marc chose everyone's favorite word 'I' the first
time around the circle, we get to Marc again. Everyone quiets down to hear
him say: Sa'Hut. For a moment, everyone is dumbfounded, including myself;
He later said that the looks on our faces was priceless.
The neurons are firing in everyone's brains, obviously going down their
mental list of body part vocabulary, or trying to figure out if they
misheard Marc, or maybe they forgot one the obscure regional forehead
words. And then when he puts his Sa'Hut in, everyone realizes that
Sa'Hut is a new word, and we all follow suit with our own Sa'HutDu'.

The only other note-worthy "revelation" that I remember is the origin of
the words megh'an, 'er'In, and qa'rI'; these are explained on the
Puns in Klingon Wiki page.

- taD