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    Fair dinkum!

    Fair dinkum! Aussie lingo sparks security scare

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/travel/fa...530594123.html

    <<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>>

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    It's a different story in the UK though!

    'No worries' infiltrates British English

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=285069

    <<The widespread use of Australian idioms by British people is a sign of respect.
    "You don't get that kind of acceptance of another dialect unless they were seen as prestigious. You don't borrow from a dialect you don't respect," he said.
    "That's why a lot of Americanisms don't get in (to British English) or get in slowly>>

    Link to Neighbours:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighbours

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    I think I better stay off international flights.....Id be arrested for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    I think I better stay off international flights.....Id be arrested for sure
    LOL you and me both- I laughed at this in the article

    <<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.>>

    Poor girl just wanted a pretzel LOL

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    What ever you do..dont ask for a pretzel...just be happy with the peanuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    What ever you do..dont ask for a pretzel...just be happy with the peanuts.
    lol- you crack me up- got it- don't ask for a pretzel when flying around America

    (she actually wanted pretzels instead of crackers)

    I think I'd be a bit cranky too having to put up with what she did just for saying fair dinkum, geez

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    just another good reason not to get on a plane

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    This made me laugh, I also posted the link in the Aussie thread, but I hadnt caught up on all the reading today. I have been on a few planes and people just love the way the Aussies talk, they tell you to keep talking because they love it so much, the Americans seem to remember the saying "Throw another shrimp on Barby". I heard that a lot when I was in Hawaii.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shazza View Post
    This made me laugh, I also posted the link in the Aussie thread, but I hadnt caught up on all the reading today. I have been on a few planes and people just love the way the Aussies talk, they tell you to keep talking because they love it so much, the Americans seem to remember the saying "Throw another shrimp on Barby". I heard that a lot when I was in Hawaii.
    Paul Hogan has alot to answer for- luckily he didn't catch on in too many other places besides America lol- as Effie would say 'how embarrassment'!!

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    You didnt bring me any presents home from Hawaii.


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    Quote Originally Posted by narlacat View Post
    Paul Hogan has alot to answer for- luckily he didn't catch on in too many other places besides America lol- as Effie would say 'how embarrassment'!!
    I love Effie, I use to do my hair just like her.

    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    You didnt bring me any presents home from Hawaii.
    Sorry Dingo, I still have some leis around somewhere I will make sure you get some.

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    Ive still got leis left over from newyear......I was sort of hoping I would have got a pink TShirt with hibuscis flowers on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Ive still got leis left over from newyear......I was sort of hoping I would have got a pink TShirt with hibuscis flowers on it
    Couldnt find any of them, so noone got them, how about a grass skirt and coconut shell bra, I have that here somewhere.

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    Ill pass thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Ive still got leis left over from newyear......I was sort of hoping I would have got a pink TShirt with hibuscis flowers on it
    What they don't have City Beach in Hawaii

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