When a U.K. politician asked for information about UFO statistics, he wasn't prepared for the answer, which came late last week in the fictional Klingon language.
"Jang vIDa je due luq," Labour MP Edwina Hart replied to conservative politician Darren Millar, according to BBC
. "'Ach ghotvam'e' QI'yaH devolve qaS."
Translated from Klingon — which originated with the "Star Trek" TV show — into the Queen's English, the statement reads: "The minister will reply in due course. However, this is a non-devolved matter."
What Hart was trying to say, is that the answers to Millar's questions lie not with the devolved Welsh Assembly, but rather with U.K. parliament.
Millar took the ribbing in stride, and offered a quip of his own.
"I've always suspected that Labour ministers came from another planet. This response confirms it," he joked.
Hart likely used any number of translation websites built by "Star Trek" superfans — who've extrapolated the show dialog into a full-blown language — to craft the response.
Millar's original questions were as follows:
"Will the minister make a statement on how many reports of unidentified flying objects there have been at Cardiff Airport since its acquisition by the Welsh government?"
"What discussions has the Welsh government had with the Ministry of Defence regarding sightings of unidentified flying objects in Wales in each of the past five years?"
"What consideration has the Welsh government given to the funding of research into sightings of unidentified flying objects in Wales?"
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