How do I speak Klingon without sounding like a nerd?
I want to speak Klingon to my friends and they can say, "Hey, Joseph, that is really cool and you definitely aren't a nerd!" But they insist in saying, "Wot was that Josefuhhhh? You are such a nerd. Come to my house today lets get some kills on FoRtNiTe and not play World of Warcraft like you keep on forcing us to do." I hope some people learning this language can relate and have found a simple solution (which is not locking them up underground btw)
The nerd in me says to behave like a Klingon when you speak Klingon. Command the room! Demand respect! Use your tone and posture to show that you are a badass.
However, Klingon is a language from Star Trek. 'Trekkie' is almost synonymous with 'nerd' to most people. My actual suggestion is to make friends who call you 'nerd' as a term of endearment, rather than an insult. Forget those guys if they want to poop on your excitement.
pretty much the best advice you can give. embrace the nerd inside of you and - as the course teaches - pe'vIl tlhIngan Hol yIjatlhvIpQo'!
That's what I'm going to do in my next meeting at work. Just slam the door open, stride in, kick a chair over on the way, glare at the other guys in the room and let out a hearty "nuqneH". Then I'll just clean my fingernails with a large knife while I wait for them to call security.