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 Post subject: Divert your course
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:10 am 
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Some of you may have heard this before but it's a particular favorite of mine. It's a conversation between a US Naval ship and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in 1995. It goes like this.

Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid collision.

Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the north to avoid collision.

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

Americans: This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Canadian: No, I say again, divert YOUR course.

Americans: This is the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. The second largest ship in the United States Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied by three destroyers, three cruisers and numerous support vessels. I DEMAND that you change your course 15 degrees to the north, I say again, one-five degrees north or counter measures will be taken to ensure the safety of this ship.

Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.


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 Post subject: Re: Divert your course
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 Post subject: Re: Divert your course
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I suspect us Canucks may find that one funnier than our neighbours


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 Post subject: Re: Divert your course
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Old joke with the nationalities and ship types changing based on who is telling it.

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jerhal wrote:
Old joke with the nationalities changing based on who is telling it.



Well the nationalities can't be reversed in this case - Canada doesn't have any aircraft carriers :shock:


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That was pretty good. :uplaugh:


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Roffensian wrote:
jerhal wrote:
Old joke with the nationalities changing based on who is telling it.



Well the nationalities can't be reversed in this case - Canada doesn't have any aircraft carriers :shock:

Fixed it.... :lol:

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