Must we eat Klaaah if we take the job?

Oregon county seeks Klingon interpreter for mental health patients: ”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.

Kuro5hin explains the hoax, and explores the birth of a new urban legend, Ed Leafe points out.

I just saw the headline go by on CNN. I’m almost tempted to stay up to see if they’ve figured out it’s a gag yet.

One Response to Must we eat Klaaah if we take the job?

  1. Ted Roche October 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Update: It did make an actual snopes entry, so it’s gone from inside joke to mangled news story into Internet Legend: http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/klingon.asp

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