Councillor David Waddell wrote his resignation letter in the fictional language of Star Trek - and quit the council with his honour intact
Qapla' (that mean 'success' in Klingon): David Waddell left his council position in style
A politician decided to quit his local council in the most honourable way possible - by submitting his resignation in KLINGON.
David Waddell, a town councillor in Indian Trail, North Carolina, no longer wanted to live long and prosper on the town's council.
He submitted his resignation letter to Mayor Michael Alvarez in the fictional language invented for the race of alien warriors in the Star Trek films and TV series.
The original letter was even written using the Klingon language's pointed characters, rather than the roman alphabet - although he did include a translation in case the Mayor wasn't fluent.
The translation reads: "Teach the city the constitution. I will return next time to witness victory. Resignation occurs in 2014 the 31st of January.
"Perhaps today is a good day to resign."
A complete and comprehensive Klingon language was developed for Star Trek by linguist Marc Okrand. Since then, the Works of Shakespeare and the Bible have been translated into Klingon.