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User currently offlineVS773ER From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 277 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

Quite funny if true, enjoy;

http://www.boreme.com/boreme/funny-2003/s_heathrow-p1.php

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User currently offlineMarkyboy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Childish but brilliant! Very Funny.

markyboy.


User currently offlineAntdenatale From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2178 times:
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Excellent!

Agree very childish, but very funny.


User currently offlineDernierVirage From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2006, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

I agree with you all - it is childish but really incredible. I have been laughing non-stop for 15 minutes now, !

This also shows the flexibility of English, I don't think that we could make something as good as this in French.


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Ah these ones are old old ones that i first heard back in the late 90s.

What may shock you more is that the guys who played these pranks on the announcers at LHR and LGW were actually quite senior figures within Britsh aviation. I know who one of them is and my lips are sealed Big grin



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User currently offlineZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

lol, brilliant Big grin

reminds me of: http://gorillamask.net/denirosnl.shtml Big grin


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4233 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 4):
Ah these ones are old old ones that i first heard back in the late 90s.

Yes, I first heard these back in 2000 or 2001. Still, it is pretty funny... they are lucky they didn't get in any serious trouble though.

I'm glad they are still in the industry. We could all use a laugh now and then!



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3527 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

I can hardly believe that the announcers fell for it.

Just shows what a multi cultural society we are; we're now so used to seeing unpronounceable names; that we just assume they are genuine.

Its certainly a step up from the old school boy ones like Mr C Lyon


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

Quoting Richierich (Reply 6):
they are lucky they didn't get in any serious trouble though.

They would have been senior enough to have got out of it  Wink



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineDernierVirage From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2006, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 7):
I can hardly believe that the announcers fell for it.

My native language is not English, so maybe I am not the best reference, but the names seem to me to be very realistic....If you do not know that it is a joke, it is in my view very easy to fall into the trap !!


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4233 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

Quoting DernierVirage (Reply 9):
My native language is not English, so maybe I am not the best reference, but the names seem to me to be very realistic....If you do not know that it is a joke, it is in my view very easy to fall into the trap !!

Right - you don't realize what you are saying most of the time when this happens.

Sort of like saying "I am sofa king we Todd did". OK, the sentence makes no sense but it might take a second or two to realize what you are saying if you didn't know it was a joke.

Quoting Cornish (Reply 8):
They would have been senior enough to have got out of it

Glad to hear it!
You can hear them laughing in the background on one of them ("Lefdaroum").. I would have been cracking up too.

They are also quite used to foreign sounding names at Heathrow. I'm sure the victims of this prank had no idea how it really sounded- which is why it was a good one!



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4621 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 4):
Ah these ones are old old ones that i first heard back in the late 90s

Ditto - one of the funniest things I had ever heard when I first heard them years ago  Smile



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User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

I once asked an AA gate agent at the Eagle gates in Miami to page my wife, 'Eileen Dover'. Who am I? Why, Ben Dover, of course!

"Eileen Dover, please meet Ben Dover at Gate E16" (or whatever the gate number was...)

Well, it was funny at the time.....


User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 575 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

Reminds me of the (recent) joke by some Australian radio guys who checked in as Al Kyder and Terry Wrist.


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User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4233 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

Quoting AJO (Reply 13):
Reminds me of the (recent) joke by some Australian radio guys who checked in as Al Kyder and Terry Wrist.

That was an awesome one!
I wouldn't recommend using names like this in the USA though. The TSA is super-sensitive and might not take too kindly to something like this. As Ricky Ricardo says, "You got some 'splainin' to do!"



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