Duolingo Targets Trekkies with New Klingon Language Course

TVOvermind | 3/18/2018 | Wake
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Duolingo has been helping people learn different languages now for a while, since 2011 in fact, but now that it’s proven that it’s a working system it’s decided to target a different demographic. Now it’s teaching people how to speak Klingon. That’s right, Duolingo is taking on the challenge of converting Trekkies and possibly interesting those that know Trekkies to speak one of the roughest-sounding languages in the galaxy. If you thought the Trekkie you knew was an uber-nerd and proud of it, rightfully so, then maybe you should mention this and see if they’re interested. The course is free unless a person upgrades, which means that there won’t be as many ads and there will be a few extra features like offline access.

Just when you thought people couldn’t go any further with the Trekkie stuff someone else has to set the bar just a bit higher. It’s interesting enough really to think that people would actually go in for this, but then the idea that people would be walking around speaking Klingon to those that don’t care one bit about Star Trek is kind of comical. Imagine folks going around insulting people that they don’t like, or have wronged them somehow, in Klingon. Just imagine then the look of utter confusion on the face of the other person. Of course then you can imagine that the other person would just shake their head and perhaps think that the Klingon-speaking Trekkie was off their Ritalin. It’s cynical but it’s very true. In many...
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