Stone the flamin' crows !! U.S paranoia strikes again

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  1. mabunji

    mabunji Intern

    Nov 23, 2006
    Fair dinkum! Aussie lingo sparks security scare

    Jano Gibson
    August 10, 2007 - 3:10PM

    Strewth. Crikey. Bloody hell. An Australian woman has reportedly sparked a security scare aboard a US flight after her use of a common Australian phrase was apparently misinterpreted as an act of aggression.
    Sophie Reynolds, 41, from Queanbeyan, was flying aboard SkyWest Airlines from Atlanta to Pittsburgh this week when she asked a flight attendant if she could have a pack of pretzels instead of crackers.
    "[The flight attendant] said they didn't have any [pretzels], and I said, 'Fair dinkum,' out of frustration," Reynolds was quoted as saying in the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
    Before she knew it a second flight attendant asked her for her passport and copied down her name.
    Then, when the flight landed, three uniformed officers greeted her.
    "They said, 'You swore at the hostess and there are federal rules against that,"' Reynolds said. "And I said, 'I did not swear at the hostess, I just said 'fair dinkum."'
    A spokeswoman for the airline said it was not simply a matter of misunderstanding the language.
    "We witnessed aggressive behaviour throughout the flight," she said.
    Reynolds was not charged and allowed to go on her way, she said.

  2. codash1099

    codash1099 Established Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    Is that fair dinkum?

    They don't call it the LOTFAP for nothing.
  3. You should try living with them!:shock:
  4. Evan

    Evan Established Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    SIN / MEL
    10% of them are ok ;)
  5. codash1099

    codash1099 Established Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    But which 10?
  6. From the 5th of Spetember I will be. Based in Boston for three months. Bostonians are fine. Well the ones I know anyway.

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