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Old 06-07-2005, 01:03 AM
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A funny one for any Brits out there!

This is the transcription of the ACTUAL radio conversation between the British and the Irish off the coast of Kerry, Ireland October 1998. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-98.

IRISH: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

BRITISH: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.

IRISH: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

BRITISH: This is the Captain of a British Navy Ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

IRISH: Negative. I say again, you will have to divert YOUR course.

BRITISH: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS BRITIANNIA! THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE BRITISH ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. DEMAND YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH. I SAY AGAIN, THAT IS 15 DEGREES NORTH OR COUNTERMEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

IRISH: We are a lighthouse................Your Call.

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Wow Stefano looks like you got some more junk chain email.
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Old 06-07-2005, 06:06 AM
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yea- that's an old one mate! Anyway, if it was real the players would be swapped 'round
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Howdy All,
The one that I saw a number of years ago was a British lighthouse and a US ship.
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Old 06-07-2005, 12:08 PM
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Yup, it was an email from a friend. Doesn't surprise me that it's a variation of an older story. Still funny!
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Old 06-07-2005, 12:40 PM
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First time I heard that one I almost kicked the slats out of my cradle
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Old 06-07-2005, 03:58 PM
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On a barely similar vein:

Years ago, an airplane was flying back from a conference of some sort. On the plane were Jimmy Carter, Leonid Brezhnev, Valery Giscard D'estang (French president), a cardinal, and a hippie.

The pilot came back and said, "We're going to crash, there are only 4 parachutes left!" With that, he jumped out of the door with his own parachute on.

Brezhnev said, "As leader of the world's greatest socialist republic, I must survive," put on a parachute and jumped out.

Jimmy Carter said, "As leader of free world, I must survive," also puts on a parachute and jumps out.

Giscard D'estang says, "As the world's most intelligent leader, I must survive," straps one on, and jumps out.

The cardinal says to the hippie, "My son, I have lived a long life while you're still young. You take the last parachute."

The hippie says, "Hey no problem father, the world's most intelligent leader took my backpack!"
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Old 06-07-2005, 04:01 PM
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The hippie says, "Hey no problem father, the world's most intelligent leader took my backpack!"
Good one but were it tweaked a tad it would belong in the Who's the dummy thread...

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