pesco — 2014-01-06T11:34:13-05:00 — #1
brainspore — 2014-01-06T11:50:40-05:00 — #2
Councilman David Waddell of Indian Trail, North Carolina resigned from his position with a letter written in Klingon.
I know the Navajo people didn't actually live in the Carolinas but that sentence still reminds me of this study from 2009:
incarnedine_v — 2014-01-06T12:01:30-05:00 — #3
Well, now that he's resigned in Klingon all that's left is for the next councilman in line to disembowl him with a dagger, as per Klingon tradition.
boundegar — 2014-01-06T12:06:46-05:00 — #4
Well at least somebody takes the North Carolina legislature seriously.
brzap — 2014-01-06T12:15:59-05:00 — #5
May the force be with him.
chgoliz — 2014-01-06T13:00:16-05:00 — #6
One of my daughters just asked me last night to explain The Onion to her. I was shocked. Kid is in advanced EVERYTHING at school, but couldn't tell if it was all or only some of the stories that were made up.
But then, I suppose the truth really is stranger than any fiction The Onion could come up with.
ironedithkidd — 2014-01-06T13:29:10-05:00 — #7
I think the distinction was easier to make when The Onion was a physical paper replete with painfully fake ads. The website has no ads, so if your snarkmeter isn't tuned well enough, the most obvious tip-off is the gratuitously sweary headlines.
chgoliz — 2014-01-06T14:11:27-05:00 — #8
Good point! She's too old to be part of the truly-digital generation, but you're right that any exposure she would have had to the paper version would have been when she was very young. I'm a fan of reading online whenever possible to save paper.
boundegar — 2014-01-06T18:06:24-05:00 — #9
It would have been fun to challenge her to figure out which Onion stories are true.
jardine — 2014-01-06T19:06:25-05:00 — #10
Some of them just become true over time.
pesco — 2014-01-11T11:34:22-05:00 — #11
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