Trope-a-Day: Pardon My Klingon

Pardon My Klingon: Played straight in a number of cases – zakhrehs, for example, while glossable as, is not entirely cognate to, English barbarian – but played even straighter for words that aren’t expletives, but whose English gloss is too long to use in conversation, like valessëf, or valxíjir.  Or it’s not-really-an-expletive shorter form jír, perhaps best glossed cojones.

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