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cashstrappedpilot
25th Sep 2006, 13:49
On the BBC website

A baby girl has been delivered by a British Airways crew and two medical students after her mother went into labour five hours into a flight.
Baby Nadine was born six weeks prematurely before flight BA 215, from London to Boston, could land at the nearest airport in Halifax, Canada.
"The mother was fine but baby was very small, so it was touch and go," said crew member Kam Dobe.

Not sure if the joke was intentional.

Halfbaked_Boy
25th Sep 2006, 15:27
It seems a bit 'nanny state-like' to consider something like that a joke... :confused:

Jack.

woolyalan
25th Sep 2006, 15:50
nanny state like :confused:
I get it, and yes, it is a very poor joke... in fact, i wouldnt even consider it a joke :yuk:

cashstrappedpilot
25th Sep 2006, 16:03
It seems a bit 'nanny state-like' to consider something like that a joke... :confused:

Nanny state would be not allowing the person to fly without consent of Government, parents, headmaster (even if you left school some years earlier), employer, father of child (if known), permit for onbourne child etc.:\

Just a poor joke!

IB4138
25th Sep 2006, 16:08
There's nothing gets up my goat more, than a poor joke, in nearly bad taste! :rolleyes:

G-CPTN
25th Sep 2006, 16:47
Lucky goat!


"The mother was fine but baby was very small,
I suppose if it had been any larger at check-in it wouldn't have been allowed as cabin baggage . . .

Mandenbar
25th Sep 2006, 17:38
John the mortician arrived at the morgue one Saturday to find one of the bodies lying face down, when all of the others were face up. He walked over to the body, pulled off the cover, and found a cork plugging the guys @ss.

So, out of curiousity, he pulled out the cork, and country music started playing. Amazed by this, he ran upstairs and brought his boss down to show him what he had found. Once again, he pulled out the cork and country music began to fill the room.

"Isn't this amazing?!" John asked his boss.
"Eh, it's ok I supposed." replied the boss.
"Ok?? How is it only ok? Have you ever seen anything like this?!"
"Well, any @sshole can play country music." came the reply :}

Miraculix
25th Sep 2006, 17:40
I think non aviation people, has no clue as to what "touch and go" is in aviation terms.

G-CPTN
25th Sep 2006, 17:53
It's something I used to do when I was single. Find a girl, touch her up and see if she would go.
Ani fule kno that!


At least I still have the memory of those encounters.

BellEndBob
25th Sep 2006, 17:54
Jesus H Christ.

It is a perfectly innocent comment. It sickens me that there are so many sad, lonely t0ssers on this planet with nothing better to do than hunt for things that don't exist. The same people who had Cherie Blair interviewed on Child Abuse allegations. GET A LIFE.





and......relax........

woolyalan
25th Sep 2006, 19:12
Jesus H Christ

Ah, ive always wanted to know what the 'H' in Jesus H Christ stands for, I never learnt it in R.E at school, ill have a guess at Hebrew? as he was the king of said peoples

cashstrappedpilot
25th Sep 2006, 19:46
I think non aviation people, has no clue as to what "touch and go" is in aviation terms.

My original post would have be understood by most aviators, since this is a place for pilots/aviation enthusiast your would have thought "most" people would have understood the point of the post.

Since both Mother and Baby are reported to be fine, this was not meant to be taken seriously nor offend.

I suppose if it had been any larger at check-in it wouldn't have been allowed as cabin baggage . . ... a sense of humour

Anyway yeah, while I know he cannot reply for a while (first 5 posts are moderated these days aren't they? ...) .. GET A LIFE... no sense of humour?.

It is nice to see most people encouraging new members to contribute!

BlooMoo
25th Sep 2006, 20:26
:} :} :}
This is brilliant - please don't stop...
:} :} :}

Miraculix
25th Sep 2006, 20:37
My original post would have be understood by most aviators, since this is a place for pilots/aviation enthusiast your would have thought "most" people would have understood the point of the post.


BA did not publish this for "aviation" people, but the general public, that is my point.

Yes we understand the possibility of misunderstanding, but you must understand it in the context it was intended.

In Denmark, as an elevator, elevates you or vica verca, a sign says " I FART", this is not intended as a joke! It simply means the elevator is moving.

Same thing here it is not intended to be a joke, simply a statement, that it was a close call, oh oh a near miss then, oh no, you see how easy it is to make a statement that is easily missinterperted and all I'm saying is, don't go looking for monsters, where they not are.

BlooMoo
25th Sep 2006, 20:46
:} :} :}
Thank-you Clarice...
:} :} :}

Halfbaked_Boy
25th Sep 2006, 20:58
I was getting at what KC put into better terms... in that it's not really a joke is it! Just some understated reason used in an attempt to justify scrutiny...

Cheers, Jack.

G-CPTN
25th Sep 2006, 21:29
In Denmark, as an elevator, elevates you or vica verca, a sign says " I FART", this is not intended as a joke! It simply means the elevator is moving.
Then there's Middelfart.

When we returned to the UK, our children retained their bilingualability for a while. Young son was heard to say that "He needed to get a fart on!"
'Tis a most expressive language. I miss it!

BlooMoo
25th Sep 2006, 22:46
Then there's Middelfart

You're not taking this seriously are you? C'mon FOCUS!!!

goshdarnit
25th Sep 2006, 22:54
I still don't get the bit about the elevator and farting, is that something gynecalogical ?

G-CPTN
26th Sep 2006, 01:04
Fart in Danish translates to 'way' or speed. Ship fart is measured in knobs! ie nautical speed is measured in knots.
A more realistic translation of velocity is hastighed.
The message within the elevator 'fart' indicates that the elevator is 'travelling'.
I think (I hope!) I got that basically correct. The 'I' means 'in' so that 'in fart' means 'under way'.
Clear as sh1t no doubt . . . :ugh:

It would be so much easier if I could find an on-line Danish-English-Danish translator (like babelfish), instead of having to rely on memory (from 1985).

Middelfart (the name of a town) therefore means Middle Way (I think).

cashstrappedpilot
26th Sep 2006, 08:03
Point taken! :ouch:

watergate
26th Sep 2006, 09:01
G-CPTN - you got it absolutely right.
If fact Danish is a very easy language to learn - especially if you are born here. :ouch:

Farrell
26th Sep 2006, 10:25
The best BA blooper for ages was having the late, plane-crash terminated John Denver singing "Leaving On A Jet Plane" in their ad campaign! :eek:

Gingerbread Man
26th Sep 2006, 19:30
My original post would have be understood by most aviators, since this is a place for pilots/aviation enthusiast your would have thought "most" people would have understood the point of the post.


Was the fact that this subsequent post was difficult to understand intentional? Mayhaps be typing again slow?

Ginger ;)

BlooMoo
26th Sep 2006, 19:58
Awwww. Can we get back to the fart stuff please? I thought that was really good.

BM:(

PS No matter how many times I see the letters D-a-n-i-s-h my (limited) brain seems to translate that as Danisssssshhhhhhh... Why is this?

lexxity
26th Sep 2006, 20:37
It's because of the bacon ads, ah Dannnnniiisshhh bacon, which brings us nicely back to BA again.:}

mazzy1026
27th Sep 2006, 07:43
What's 'BA' ?

:E

Windy Militant
27th Sep 2006, 07:51
Originally Posted by Miraculix http://www.pprune.org/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2872261#post2872261)
In Denmark, as an elevator, elevates you or vica verca, a sign says " I FART",


"Snigger snigger" Peter Sellers must have loved visiting Denmark "snigger sniff snort" :}

G-CPTN
27th Sep 2006, 07:52
His mother was probably a hamster, and his father smelled of old elderberries.
http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/wickedcoolstuff_1917_3805060
PS, it was Monty Python.

IB4138
27th Sep 2006, 08:31
Is British Airways the animal world's favorite airline?

They have jumbos and pigs, their regional operation is known as BACON and their shortened name is the noise that sheep make (ba). It is also similar to the noise many humans make in their dealings with them (Bah!): then they are accused of making a pigs ear out of travel arrangements.

Just an observation.

Miraculix
27th Sep 2006, 09:22
Oh, all you ænglish kæniggets, now go away or I shall taunt you some more.

GOLF_BRAVO_ZULU
27th Sep 2006, 10:28
goshdarnit

Sense of humour has 2 basic categories; ones own and, then, everyone else's. Some people find word association jokes hilarious while others don't (even if they make the connection).

Many years ago, there was a television series called "The Good Life". One of the characters, Margot, was incapable of understanding jokes or seeing the funny side of anything. There was nothing wrong with Margot, she was just different. Aviation has many Margots at various intensities.

DubTrub
27th Sep 2006, 11:41
Ah, Denmark, the home of English toilet humour.
I spent a day this summer in Aars (snigger snigger) looking for shops with funny names.
http://www.dubtrub.freeuk.com/ground2.jpg

The SSK
27th Sep 2006, 11:52
Ah, Denmark, the home of English toilet humour.
I spent a day this summer in Aars (snigger snigger) looking for shops with funny names.

Ah yes, first bit of overseas I ever set foot on. Remarkable all the shops that seemed to specialise in bog handles.