Tuesday July 25, 2000
Pronunciation note: Ambassador Ch'vorthq's name is pronounced as follows: start with the hard "CH" as in "china," rather than the soft "CH" from "chevrolet." Now make the sound of an expensive piece of china being struck by a moving chevrolet--that noise is represented with the apostrophe. The rest is easy. Say "vorthq" with the soft "th" from the word "the" and a "q" like in "qetzlcouatl."
Book 1: The Tub of Happiness
Diplomatic Pouch of Doom

Transcript

Narrator:In the Creeth System, our heroes pick up a passenger...
Creeth:Thank you for responding so promptly, Captain. I would like to introduce you to our Ambassador, Ch'Vorthq.
Tagon:How come he doesn't look like you do?
Creeth:He is a biological construct, engineered to be the perfect diplomat.
Schlock:I think somebody spilled a bottle of ugly in his gene pool.
Ch'vorthq:I am diplomatic enough not to say that you look like a cow-pattie.
Footnote:Pronunciation note: Ambassador Ch'vorthq's name is pronounced as follows: start with the hard "CH" as in "china," rather than the soft "CH" from "chevrolet." Now make the sound of an expensive piece of china being struck by a moving chevrolet--that noise is represented with the apostrophe. The rest is easy. Say "vorthq" with the soft "th" from the word "the" and a "q" like in "qetzlcouatl."