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Fair dinkum! by Ellerd on 11 August 2007 5:35am
I wonder if this story is fair dinkum. If so, I feel sorry for the poor woman!

Short shrift for fair dinkum on US flight
August 11, 2007

LOS ANGELES: An Australian woman thought she was cactus when a hostie got her back up over some classic Aussie slang during a flight in the US.

"Fair dinkum," muttered Sophie Reynolds when told there were no pretzels for her to snack on. The next thing Ms Reynolds knew, the crew had demanded her passport to note her details. The 41-year-old from Queanbeyan was stunned to find three uniformed officers waiting for her in Pittsburgh.

"They said: 'You swore at the hostess and there are federal rules against that'," Ms Reynolds told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "And I said: 'I did not swear at the hostess, I just said, 'fair dinkum'."

A SkyWest spokeswoman said "aggressive behaviour" had been witnessed on the flight, but no charges were filed.

Australian Associated Press
Source: http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/short-shrift-for-fair-dinkum-on-us-flight/2007/08/10/1186530618683.html
Re: Fair dinkum! by tucsonmike on 12 August 2007 2:50am
Another example about how politically correct we are. Amazing...
Re: Fair dinkum! by Miss-M on 16 August 2007 7:29am
Most likely from the same crowd who thinks Aussies ride kangaroos to school...

Re: Fair dinkum! by kazzzz on 16 August 2007 2:15pm
*double sigh*
Re: Fair dinkum! by tucsonmike on 16 August 2007 9:09pm
Folks, I do not know about Australian or British flight attendants, but many of the U.S. ones are from small towns, where this job is the ticket out of their small town. They do not know all that much, I shall leave it at that.

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