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13 November 2004 @ 04:47 pm
Dancing with ghosts is okay if you don't mind the ectoplasm  

*becoming really addicted to multiple-posting. this is your fault, snarkophagus *

This is something I kept meaning to post an' it's clogging up my inbox an' I got it off m'uncle in China or is it Thailand an' I keep forgetting to post it an' I really should be looking up Aladdin's Cave on Google. Yes, really.

 You've Gotta Love the Irish

 This is the transcription of the ACTUAL radio conversation between the British and the Irish off the coast of Kerry, 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. I DEMAND YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH. I SAY AGAIN,
THAT IS 15 DEGREES NORTH OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO
ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

IRISH: We are a lighthouse......your call.

 
 
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The Light Snarktasticsnarkophagus on November 13th, 2004 09:57 am (UTC)

I claim no responsibility for anything. This is funny, I'll take credit for it. Hehe.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 13th, 2004 02:47 pm (UTC)
Moo-hahaha. Teh ebilness is just shinin' through, eh eh?

It really is indicative of Irish/British relations, though, I have to say.

BTW, HOW DO you get that line through your words? I keep missing out on major humour ops because I can't use it!
The Light Snarktasticsnarkophagus on November 13th, 2004 09:42 pm (UTC)
<strike>Give me humor this instant!</strike> I mean. Umm. I expect many opportunities for chuckles to appear forthwith.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 14th, 2004 08:47 am (UTC)
But of course! I am your ruler obedient slave in all things!

Hmm. It'll take some work.
Caitcoralia13 on November 13th, 2004 06:01 pm (UTC)
Is that where that joke originated? I have heard it several times, and never knew it was true. Huh.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 14th, 2004 09:08 am (UTC)
What joke? *looks around wildly* Did I make one? Do you mean the email thing? Never knew it was well-known!

(Dunno about true, now. It may just be a joke email!)
Caitcoralia13 on November 14th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's told as a joke over here, except it takes place in WW II, and the ship is American, and the lighthouse is British. It's kind of self-deprecating humor for us (a rare thing in America right now).
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Dancing catscoradh on November 14th, 2004 10:43 am (UTC)
Lord, and I thought this was so original...*pouts* BTW, am in process of reading your fic. *sparkles*
Liz_eliza_b on November 13th, 2004 08:00 pm (UTC)
I've heard that half a dozen times, but it's still hilarious. Britannia rule the waves....
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 14th, 2004 09:09 am (UTC)
Strange! I never realised more people than I had got this. (Well, no d'oh, self, it was a circular email...)
henbock on November 17th, 2004 03:30 am (UTC)

It actually true and the lighthouse was Fastnet off the southwest coast of Ireland ha ha the stupid dickheads are so arrogant!! I love it when they make stupid mistakes like that!!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on November 17th, 2004 02:57 pm (UTC)
Where do you get your psycho icons?