This is the transcript of an ACTUAL radio conversation between a US Naval ship and the Canadians, off the coast of Newfoundland, Oct. 95. In case you didn`t know people of Newfoundlands are considered to be the Sardars of Canada…that is to say, most jokes in Canada are aimed at NewFees. In the below given conversation Americans lock-horn with the NewFees.
Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South, to avoid a collision.
Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North, to avoid a 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 divert YOUR course.
Canadians: Negative. I say again, you will have to divert your course.
Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES ATLANTIC FLEET. THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS ALSO ACCOMPANY US. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, I SAY AGAIN, THAT’S 15 DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTERMEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.
Canadians: We are a lighthouse. Your call.
Via Hul @ http://imirage.blogspot.com