CNN.com – Qapla’! Hospital seeks Klingon speaker – May. 10, 2003
The language created for the “Star Trek” TV series and movies is one of about 55 needed by the office that treats mental health patients in metropolitan Multnomah County.
“We have to provide information in all the languages our clients speak,” said Jerry Jelusich, a procurement specialist for the county Department of Human Services, which serves about 60,000 mental health clients.
How much do you want to bet that they couldn’t handle an Andorian with a toothache? Ok. Geek-off.
Update: BoingBoing reports this is an urban legend, but not exactly. The Oregon folks would like one on call, just in case. But they’re not adding to payroll. The P’taks.