If someone had run the linguistic corpus from the first scout probe, the one that it had derived from the planetary data network, past some competent sophont linguists, they might have pointed out the problem.
Alas, such are scarce in the far reaches of space, and so the contact probe turned its antenna towards the planet and transmitted:
HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN. CEILING PROBE IS WATCHING YOU CULTURE. I CAN HAZ DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS? KTHX. OM NOM NOM.