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The ST:TNG episode Darmok, except the language is strings of numbers instead of metaphors.

The crew eventually figures out that each number identifies a line of dialog from an episode of The Simpsons.

Starfleet immediately adopts this as the new official language of the Federation due to its efficiency.

06120933

@mike I propose linking back to xkcd comics. This discussion, for instance, would be 902.

There’s _always_ an xkcd. imgs.xkcd.com/comics/darmok_an

@mike DENTAL PLAN - Lisa needs braces - DENTAL PLAN - Lisa needs braces - DENTAL PLAN

@mike Do we know that this isn't what the Bynar's native language was?

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