Klingon Resignation

Klingon Resignation

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What would Worf say about David Waddell’s resignation from the Indian Trail City Council in North Carolina?

Waddell, who is stepping aside Jan. 31, tendered his notice this week in Klingon, the language of the fictional humanoid warrior species from Star Trek.

The Charlotte Observer reports the lawmaker’s letter to Indian Trail Mayor Michael Alvarez was meant as a joke but to be safe he included a translation using Bing.com.

“Perhaps today is a good day (to) resign,” reads the last translated line, a riff on a Klingon proverb often repeated by Worf on Star Trek: Next Generation. (Non-Trekkies: The line from the show is actually “perhaps today is a good day to die.”)klingon-language

Waddell, a plumber by profession, intends to continue attending council meetings and speaking out as a concerned citizen. Plus, he told the Charlotte newspaper, he wants to devote time to mounting a write-in campaign for the Constitution Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate against Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.

As for Alvarez, he wasn’t pleased. “It’s an embarrasment for Indian Trail, and it’s an embarrassment for North Carolina,” the mayor is quoted as saying. But Gene Roddenberry must approve.

Simon Foster

Author: Simon Foster

I am one of the news editors for trekmate. I have been a trekkie since BBC2 first showed TNG in the UK. More recently I have been trying to convert my wife into a trekkie with mixed success.

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  1. Simon Foster

    Thanks Renee/Rick

    I enjoyed reading that Feature article

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