Knives on a plane … yeah, I’m against that.

The family was just having breakfast and a story came on the news about how the TSA has just reversed itself and will now not re-allow small knives on commercial flights



Me: “You know, that makes sense to me. What didn’t make sense to me was the initial reversal. Why on earth did they decide to allow knives or small blades on a plane again?

Eve: (nose scrunched) “Well, a lot of people have very small knives or blades in their purse, on a key chain, etc ….”

Me: “Well, I really don’t want people armed with blades, even small ones, in a such a controlled environment 7 miles in the air.”

Eve: “Why?”

Me: “Allow me to quote a Klingon proverb: ‘Four thousand throats may be cut in one night by a running man.’ That’s a Klingon crew member to Captain Kang from TOS episode “Day of the Dove.”

Eve: (laughs) “Okay, a Klingon proverb, my morning is now complete.”

PS: Here is the quote in Klingon, for all of my Star Trek friends:

  • Klingon (CSUR):         
  • tlhIngan Hol: qaStaHvIS wa’ ram loSSaD Hugh SIjlaH qetbogh loD
  • Literal translation: While one night happens, a running man is able to slit four thousand throats
  • Klingon soldier, Star Trek: The Original Series episode “Day of the Dove
  • Klingon language source: The Klingon Dictionary, Marc Okrand