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Klingon Is Language of Choice for UFO Questions in Wales

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | July 14, 2015

Klingon Is Language of Choice for UFO Questions in Wales

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The Welsh government is not above fielding questions regarding spooky UFOs high above Cardiff Airport. It will just answer these burning questions in Klingon.

Answering in Vulcan would have been too logical, we imagine.

BBC News (h/t ArsTechnica) reports good news for “Star Trek” enthusiasts and some rather grim news on those hoping to get firm answers on unexplained aircraft milling about Wales.

According to the report, Shadow Health Minister Darren Millar offered three questions up to economy, science, and transport minister Edwina Hart.

The questions are as follows, via BBC News:

 • “Will the minister make a statement on how many reports of unidentified flying objects there have been at Cardiff Airport since its acquisition by the Welsh government?”

• “What discussions has the Welsh government had with the Ministry of Defence regarding sightings of unidentified flying objects in Wales in each of the past five years?”

• “What consideration has the Welsh government given to the funding of research into sightings of unidentified flying objects in Wales?”

The Welsh government, via a spokesman, adjusted its figurative tie, went to the mic, and dropped a real corker in the form of this Klingon response: “jang vIDa je due luq 'ach ghotvam'e' QI'yaH devolve qaS."

Our own Klingon is a little rusty, but the report states that the above translates to, "The minister will reply in due course. However this is a non-devolved matter."

Miller chimed back with “I've always suspected that Labour ministers came from another planet. This response confirms it.”

We know that the Klingon are a proud if not grumpy people. They are renowned warriors who also lack the charisma to get any of their suggestions through on the bridge of a ship:

We truly hope more governments decide to settle matters in fictional languages from pop culture.

Maybe one day the president will walk to the podium and deliver “Annon Edhellen edro hi amen. Fennas Nogothrim lasto beth lammen,” which will be crucial if the president wants to open any Dwarf gates.

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