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IL Govt. Unemployment Website Translates Into Chinese, Mlatese, Polish, Russian, Spanish & KLINGON!
Jewish World Review ^ | August 21, 2013 | Ellen Jean Hirst

Posted on 08/21/2013 7:10:46 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

star trek klingons photo: Klingons KLINGONS.gif

State agency's website offers Klingon translation

Even bureaucracy can't be satirized these days

(MCT) If you wanted to ask an Illinois Department of Employment Security professional how to appeal a denied claim — in Klingon — you would say: vaj tem DoQ, chay' Qu' appeal?

That means, if my claim is denied, how do I appeal?

You can learn how to ask many questions in Klingon — an unofficial language created for humanoid characters in the "Star Trek" television series and movies — on the IDES website. The site offers translations via Microsoft Translator. The current options are Spanish, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Russian and Klingon.

The Klingon translation started out as a promotion for the "Star Trek Into Darkness" movie that premiered in May. It has remained long after the movie release because the department received positive feedback from some who found it humorous. It also has managed to draw more traffic to the department's website, spokesman Greg Rivara said. "We kept it up because every now and then, people notice it, and whenever people are drawn to our website to see the benefits that we offer, that's a good thing," Rivara said.

The unique language doesn't cost the department any money: Rivara said the Microsoft translation service is free. While the 280 or so pages on the department's website can be automatically translated, department staff members review each page in each language for accuracy and nuance. The department did not take time to review Klingon — so some words, like "appeal" and "unemployment," don't translate on the site.

"To the best of my knowledge, we don't have any certified Klingon translators on staff," Rivara said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: beammeup; employmentsecurity; governmentbenefits; klingon; startrek; unemployment; welfare; welfarefraud
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1 posted on 08/21/2013 7:10:46 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: All

Link to the IL website ...

http://www.ides.illinois.gov/

Scroll to the upper right hand corner of the homepage.


2 posted on 08/21/2013 7:15:57 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

I’m gobsmacked. It’s true.


3 posted on 08/21/2013 7:19:23 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: DogByte6RER

It looks like a feature of Microsoft Translator.


4 posted on 08/21/2013 7:20:16 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: DogByte6RER
how bout into opossum???

5 posted on 08/21/2013 7:20:19 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DogByte6RER

Klaatu barada nikto...


6 posted on 08/21/2013 7:20:27 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: DogByte6RER
Once again Esperanto speakers are kicked to the curb.
7 posted on 08/21/2013 7:21:55 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: DogByte6RER

How do you say “Great scott!” ini Klingon?

(Sorry, couldn’t resist after seeing that pic...)


8 posted on 08/21/2013 7:26:27 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: DogByte6RER

OMG ROFL ROFL I thought this was satire, but it isn’t. This is proof how liberals can be stupid.


9 posted on 08/21/2013 7:30:29 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: DogByte6RER
It also has managed to draw more traffic to the department's website, spokesman Greg Rivara said.

With unemployment here between nine and ten percent, I'd figure the site already gets plenty of traffic.

10 posted on 08/21/2013 7:45:18 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: DogByte6RER

arraignment: Huj wa’DIch Hoch pa’ pong quv je, qaStaHvIS poH baS qeS ghaH pagh ghaH pending Huj, leghlaHbe’ counsel, leghlaHbe’ trial ‘ej pong jury.

Yavool!


11 posted on 08/21/2013 7:47:38 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Windcatcher
 !
(Dun Scott!)

Though you apparently have to have a font that supports it. (Used bing to translate.)

12 posted on 08/21/2013 7:50:04 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I guess they want the website to be friendly for illegal ALIENS, not just Mexicans!


13 posted on 08/21/2013 8:05:16 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Patriot Babe
This is proof how liberals can be stupid.

Nah, this is just proof that nerds have a sense of humor. Hiding Easter Eggs like this has a long tradition in technology.

14 posted on 08/21/2013 8:06:00 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 5thGenTexan
Well now, it so happens The state of Oregon once did ( may still) have a real live certified Klingon translator, to serve a single inmate at the state mental hospital.

True Fact®

15 posted on 08/21/2013 8:14:28 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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To: DogByte6RER

In the meantime, I am fighting for my 90 year old Dad who just lost his job! The idiots are fighting him on unemployment, can you imagine?? The man has worked his entire freakin life. Words couldn’t express my immense anger at all the freaks running this state.


16 posted on 08/21/2013 9:30:41 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

“Words couldn’t express my immense anger...”

Holy hell, words can’t express my surprise that he’s still workin!


17 posted on 08/21/2013 9:38:28 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper

I know, I pray I inherited his genes! He is amazing, 90 and still living on is own, driving and has ALL his marbles. He puts men half his age to shame.


18 posted on 08/21/2013 9:41:05 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: DogByte6RER

I’d rather have it in Klingon than all those other languages. If you want govt unemployment aid, first learn English.


19 posted on 08/21/2013 10:17:00 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I need to change my tagline.)
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To: Windcatcher
How many people understood though?

OK. Wwwwhhhaaaat dooeesss aaaa yyyeeeellllowwww lllliiight mmmeeeannn?

20 posted on 08/23/2013 12:31:26 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: higgmeister
Roflmao! one of the funniest bits i've ever seen on TV.

CC

21 posted on 09/03/2013 12:07:31 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative

like button bump ;^)


22 posted on 09/03/2013 1:21:13 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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