Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by King Daniel Beyond, Mar 19, 2012.
wanted the opportunity to trade barbs with
Tellarite diplomats because it was so entertaining
"The last time I tried hurling insults
at a Tellarite I got into a
bit of a bind when I mistranslated
a few words and they thought I
was complimenting their cook for the buffet
dinner menu at the local Chinese restaurant.”
"Oh, myyy," Sulu remarked, "they hate compliments."
The helmsman had once gotten involved in
in a tête-à-tête with several burly Tellarites
who had tried to goad him into
trading barbs for a small wager.
my world's experience with your species has
taught us that you are inexperienced in
the art of interspecies verbal communication. You
do understand, don't you, that if I
launched into a typical Tellarite argument with
all the arsenal in my vocabulary, I'd
completely decimate every human aboard your starship!"
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