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After finding out that 'Klingons' were named after an American cop (Wilbur Clingan) and, at the same time, compared to Nazis in ST6, you're on your own. If someone is stupid enough to compare themselves to a Nazi, that's their problem.

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Have you ever heard of 'Colonel Klink'?

It's a Nazi character from an American show, who was always terrified of being sent to the Eastern Front in WW2.

Last edited by snowlili; 08-13-2012 at 06:40 AM.
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# 2
07-09-2012, 04:41 PM
i use klink all the time tho i see nothing wrong in doing so i dont find it as an insult. i only play kdf so i have have alot klingon doh.... klinks

never heard of this tv show nor do i think that this is the reason why most of us call our selfs klinks.

i guess the main reason why i use klink its its shorter than typing klingon tho not by much lol.


ps. that tv show looks crap.
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# 3
07-09-2012, 09:23 PM
Woody898's post about shortening words is true.
Historically, words changed completely from accents, use, shortening, etc...

A perfect example is Acadian -> Cajun.


Besides, if you're trying to make a racist, derogatory connection, using Nazis is pretty far out in left field.
Looking at how the TOS Klingons more closely align with asian (some names, and traditions), one would be more inclined to draw a connection to a certain other racist, derogatory word.
Just saying.

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ps. that tv show looks crap.
Actually, it was pretty funny.
I was really young (my parents watched reruns), and I still liked it.
Sgt. Schultz was cool.
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# 4
07-09-2012, 10:16 PM
Here I thought Klink players were Pokemon fans.
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# 5
07-09-2012, 10:56 PM
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Here I thought Klink players were Pokemon fans.
Gen 5 lolz
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# 6
07-10-2012, 12:28 AM
It's also a derogatory term for homosexuals who target elder men...
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# 7
07-10-2012, 07:54 AM
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Actually, it was pretty funny.
I was really young (my parents watched reruns), and I still liked it.
Sgt. Schultz was cool.
"I see nothing!"
TV Guide did a poll many years ago and it was in the top 3 of shows that folks wished had a series finale or movie. edit: My googlese sucks today. I can;t find a reference link.

The last scene is just Bob Crane's character making out with a female spy.

Which if you know who Bob Crane was *cough* most interesting. The man had some kinks. Kinks not Klinks.
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Last edited by mikewendell; 07-10-2012 at 07:56 AM.
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# 8
07-09-2012, 04:56 PM
Actually, if you've ever studied language patterns, you know that "shortening" words into a single syllable is quite common.

You will also realize that it is not unusual to associate a hard consonant sound at the end of a shortened word if it follows the native speakers' speech pattern.

For example, says KLINGS out loud ten times and you will see what I mean.

If you pay close attention, you will hear the "kay" sound slip in, ever so subtly.

As to your hypothesis about Colonel Klink... it is actually disproved by the simple fact that your cited reference is NOT the origin of the word KLINK.


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Last edited by woody898; 07-09-2012 at 05:48 PM. Reason: spelling
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# 9
07-09-2012, 05:05 PM
Why do you think people use it "out of spite"? As you suggest a lot of people may no even know about the show, so its not meant in the same context then. I personally know about the show and always had a good laugh over it when I was younger "Hogaaaaan!" Having grandparents survive German occupation in Europe in WWII I have no problem making fun of them btw.
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# 10
07-09-2012, 07:12 PM
Hogans heroes is not the birthplace of the term klink in reference to klingons.
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