Bathroom talk

This page lists words and expressions around the topic of bathroom and toilet usage.


ghIm v. exile TKD
puch v. toilet [the bowl] TKD
puchpa' n. washroom, bathroom, toilet [the room] TKD
qeQ n. fecal matter qep'a' 2016
luH n. intestine KGT
Qep'It n. body gas (flatulence or a belch) HolQeD, vol. 12 issue 4, December 2003
taQbang n. urine, fecal matter (slang) qep'a' 2016
turmIq n. urine qep'a' 2016
turmIq 'enDeq n. urinary bladder qepHom 2018
vuj v. expel, eject qep'a' 2016
'em v. vomit HolQeD, vol. 12 issue 4, December 2003


Where is the bathroom?
nuqDaq 'oH puchpa''e'? (TKD, p. 171)

Although this phrase uses the English word "bathroom", it is clear from the Klingon that this refers to the "toilet room": puch + pa'.

going to the bathroom

taQbang ghIm is the basic structure. You can, of course, substitute turmIq or qeQ in for taQbang if that's what you really want to say. So you can say things like DaH jImej. turmIq vIghImnIS. Maltz said Klingons don't have euphemisms for this sort of thing. On the other hand, there is a slang expression or idiom that's used from time to time, though mostly (but hardly always) by or to kids: qIvon belmoH (as in DaH jImej. qIvonwIj vIbelnISmoH and the like). You might ask a child who's a little jittery belHa''a' qIvonlIj?. Most people say qIvon, though some say qIvonDu'. Maltz says he has no idea why this expression has this slang meaning, given what he knows about his own qIvonDu'. As with idioms in general, you can't substitute one word for another (unless you're playing word games). So saying something like qIvonwIj vIQuchnISmoH could only refer to making your qIvon happy, assuming it's possible to do such a thing.

(Kauderwelsch Klingonisch, p. 109)


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