does this mean i can't call the Cardassians Spoon heads either? Thats a shame, First the Klingons Start a war, now they are trying to take our hostile nickname for them away from us... the line must be drawn here! this far, no further!
I'm guessing this is directed at me since I do use the word a lot and I'm going to continue to use it. It is a nickname, not a "racial slur" and it beats typing out Klingon(s) 5-10 times a post. I'm sorry if you do not like it, my suggestion is to either report my posts for it if you truly believe it is offensive or ignore me.
was "klinks" ever in the TV shows? can't say I remember it. anyway it sounds dumb and I just call them klingons
The term actually originates from the fans, but got widespread use by spreading through the Starfleet Battles players. Note that this is SFB, not Starfleet Command, though many of the people using the term probably inherited it from contact with original SFB players, or those that had contact.