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Aussies Tell Iranians to "expletive deleted"

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posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 07:06 AM
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I thought this to be a very interesting and amusing article and decided to share it with you all.




It was a stand-off on the high seas like that which led to the arrest of 15 British sailors and marines by the Iranians earlier this year.


But this time the potential captives were Australians and they were a little less meek in their response.


While pointing their guns straight at the heavily-armed Iranian boats, the sailors simply told the troops to "SNIP off". And they did.



The Daily Mail

I must say, this article made me feel very proud to be an Aussie


Thoughts? Opinions?

Mod Edit: Profanity/Circumvention Of Censors – Please Review This Link.

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posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 07:11 AM
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Yeah, but they`re Aussies.

Seriously, if someone from a country whose National Tourism Strategy is built around the phrase "Where The Bloody Hell Are You?" tells you to SNIP off, how can you be sure they`re even angry at you? For all I know, that`s Aussie for "pass the salt".




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posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 07:20 AM
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haha

Now there's no arguing with that logic


I think we were a little mystified with that little tourist-hunting stunt too. But hey, the chick was hot, so who's complaining?

And "Pass the salt" in Australian is: "Oi! Bung us the SNIP salt! ... Love."

(I'm not sure how many people actually say "Bung Us...", but I like it
)


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posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 07:27 AM
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EXCELLENT! I give the Australian folks a big thumbs up for their courage and their audacity.



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 07:37 AM
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Originally posted by Toy_soldier
And "Pass the salt" in Australian is: "Oi! Bung us theSNIP salt! ... Love."


I believe the correct verb in this case would be 'chuck' and the informal personal pronoun would be 'darlin'. The grammatically correct phrase would be..

"Oi! Chuck us the SNIP salt! ... Darlin."



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posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by Toy_soldier
While pointing their guns straight at the heavily-armed Iranian boats, the sailors simply told the troops to "**** off". And they did.

I must say, this article made me feel very proud to be an Aussie

Thoughts? Opinions?


Anything less, mate, and I'd have been disappointed. Though this isn't exactly new...it's still a feel-good story.



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 08:05 AM
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Rather than give you each a warning, I went the more tedious route, and edited out the bad words.

We have rules folks. Try to abide by them or this thread shall be terminated.



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 08:12 AM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
Rather than give you each a warning, I went the more tedious route, and edited out the bad words.

We have rules folks. Try to abide by them or this thread shall be terminated.


I disagree...the coloquialisms are at the core of this thread, in all their Anglo-Saxon bluster and finery. No cussing, no story. Don't be so tight-arsed...these are Aussies...a breed apart.



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 08:13 AM
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((He said that during the incident,” believed to have occurred in 2004,” the 14 Australians, who were on rubber dinghies, had held off the crew of Iranian gunboats by pointing their weapons, yelling curses at them and telling them in no uncertain terms to go away.))

Strange that CNN have took off this story off the website and archive.
I couldn’t find any source to back this story...if someone have find something please post it in.

Kacou



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 08:22 AM
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Wouldn't be surprised if the whole event was made up. Sounds a bit odd, December 2004 is when the incident was "believed" to have happened...... all sounds a bit antipodean to me (not including the Kiwis, of course, they're a breed apart) fits in with the self image.

A rather neat propaganda story.



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 08:48 AM
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more like

''giva'z tha salt wood ya dood''



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 08:53 AM
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To me I believe the story......

Have a feeling the Aussie sailors w'r OLDER per say...

From what I saw on the news of the british sailors captured by Iranian Navy...They w'r younge kids plus the lady.

Maybe the Aussie's being older guy's had some baring on it?

Y'r Canadian friend....Sven



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 09:00 AM
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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
I disagree...the coloquialisms are at the core of this thread, in all their Anglo-Saxon bluster and finery. No cussing, no story. Don't be so tight-arsed...these are Aussies...a breed apart.



while that might be the case, allow me to quote the link to the T&C I provided in every post:

4.) You will not use profanity in our forums, and will neither post with language or content that is obscene, sexually oriented, or sexually suggestive nor link to sites that contain such content.


and

HOWEVER: Members attempting to bypass the censors with "Cu#se" style words or "Cvrse" style alternate spellings will receive a warning and ATS points deduction.



So, rather than ask me to not do my job, thank me for not deducting points from all of you and continue your discussion without trying to circumvent the censors.

Thank you for understanding.



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 09:41 AM
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Originally posted by svenglezz
To me I believe the story......

Have a feeling the Aussie sailors w'r OLDER per say...

From what I saw on the news of the british sailors captured by Iranian Navy...They w'r younge kids plus the lady.

Maybe the Aussie's being older guy's had some baring on it?

Y'r Canadian friend....Sven

This is a forum! Right?
So if you believe this story then tell us why?
Is it because of the authenticity of the story?
Or the symbolism of the story?
Authenticity is relatively non existent referring to this allege story, we just have to believe the Daily Mail.
Symbolism of the story is very appealing to the masses specially if they have a nationalistic (westerner in this case) tendency...wait a minute, isn't The Daily Mail carting for them?
In any case Svenglezz, I my self always check the truth of the information that have been posted before I can make any claim of the veracity of it.
What I have known from Australia and Iran trade relationship is that is growing every day, thanks manly to USA and Britain.
We living a world of commerce and trade, . of state have to find good ways to make commerce with every one...it maybe sad , but that is the only world we have.

Kacou.



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 10:24 AM
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I don't think it's any big deal really, that just the way us Aussies talk all the time.
I know I have unintentionally upset more than a few people with my brashness. I have to try very hard to tone down.
It always amuses me how people are astonished at the forthrightness of Aussie people. I never even noticed it till coming to the USA.

and I'd say oi chuck us the salt willya..



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 11:28 AM
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If this indeed happened than applause for the Aussies!At least SOME people recognize piracy on the seas and their government for what they are!



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 11:30 AM
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Originally posted by Crakeur ...allow me to quote the link to the T&C I provided in every post:

4.) You will not use profanity in our forums, and will neither post with language or content that is obscene, sexually oriented, or sexually suggestive nor link to sites that contain such content.
and
HOWEVER: Members attempting to bypass the censors with "Cu#se" style words or "Cvrse" style alternate spellings will receive a warning and ATS points deduction.

So, rather than ask me to not do my job, thank me for not deducting points from all of you and continue your discussion without trying to circumvent the censors.
Thank you for understanding.


Naw, I still disagree. And that matters, because this is still a forum, right?. Kacou makes the point that this debate may well be more about symbolism than news, and as such, telling the bad guy to "Insert 'f-word' here off" is just as legitimate and definative a flag to fly as is "Let's roll!" is to the 911 coincidence theorists.

Having been trained in both sociology and linguistics, I can attest to the fact that this thread speaks to the potency of a phrase...both as a blunt instrument and as a symbol. To throttle this thread for fear of causing offence is simplistic at best, and to blindly follow rules no matter what, is what helps to define an apparatchik.

Put it in RATS, if need be, but If it is now the role of the mods to squeltch legitmate discourse, then this site has become just another revenue stream. Deny Ignorance indeed!



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck


Naw, I still disagree. And that matters, because this is still a forum, right?.

Put it in RATS, if need be, but If it is now the role of the mods to squeltch legitmate discourse, then this site has become just another revenue stream. Deny Ignorance indeed!


While not speaking for Crakeur, I'm sure he didn't mean to debate this. The T&C is the T&C. Bottom line? It's not changing.

Now let's let the topic continue.



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 12:08 PM
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Fair cop, in my opinion.

Oddly enough though, I had no thoughts about writing the bit that became "SNIP" and felt a little odd about typing "Bloody Hell" - a term that would have earned me a clip across the ear at age 10.

Life goes on.



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Quoting - Please review this link


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posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by svenglezz
To me I believe the story......

Have a feeling the Aussie sailors w'r OLDER per say...

From what I saw on the news of the british sailors captured by Iranian Navy...They w'r younge kids plus the lady.

Maybe the Aussie's being older guy's had some baring on it?

Y'r Canadian friend....Sven

The Australians were only confronted by one gunboat. While us Brits were confronted with 5-6 gunboats......




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