Dealing with pirates

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  1. RAWRF
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    Geez, is this the longest thread on here or what? I can tell you about pirates. When I was traveling through South America, I was going through Columbia on a bus and we were robbed by a bunch of outlaws. they dropped a tree on the road. I was the only white person on the bus. I was singled out to say the least, I resigned myself to being shot, but ended up only being robbed of everything I had including my passport and my ID's and if think that doesn't sound too bad, well, you weren't detained in Brazil for two weeks. Argentina was really cool, no one bothered me at all for having no identification, but I ended up having to fly back to the states via the Embassy in Sao Paolo helping me.
     
  2. charmc
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    Yeah, landlubber pirates/rebels (more accurate: thugs) can be pretty bad. In the early 90's I drove alone through much of Mexico, into Oaxaca, near the border with Chiapas. One night, in response to a request for directions to the farm I was to visit, a woman kept repeating, "Peligroso! (danger). I thought she meant the condition of the roads, narrow, with sharp curves and steep dropoffs, not to mention insane truck drivers, but found out later about the bands of rebels who stop vehicles by cutting down trees across the roads and robbing the occupants.

    I was very lucky never to be stopped. Actually, so were you, RAWRF, to get out alive.

    As the Ozzies say, "Good on ya, mate."

    Cheers,

    Charlie
     
  3. charmc
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    Take a look at Seaworthiness thread. Over 650 posts and still going strong, arguing about L/B ratios and center of gravity calculations, etc. This one's more fun. We even get to poke a Walrus now and then.
     
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  4. Ari
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    Ari Patience s/o Genius

    motion seconded
     
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    Official pirate friends thread:D
     
  6. Frosty

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    Hey whats going on here? This thread is not supposed to be nicey nicey. I go away for a couple of days and look whats happened, calling each other friends!!!!.

    Thats what happens when you leave a "septic" in charge.
     
  7. Poida
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    I read that book too Jack, "How To Win Friends and Influence People" it did no good for me either.
     
  8. grob
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    The British have a wealth of slang terms that are used to describe the act of lovemaking and "poke" is just one of them. You may want to rephrase :D

    Gareth
     
  9. charmc
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    "The British have a wealth of slang terms that are used to describe the act of lovemaking and "poke" is just one of them. You may want to rephrase"
    Gareth


    Geeeeeez!! Mychael, mate, how do you like being proven right so quickly!!

    OK, for all you Poms/Limeys out there: "We even get to make fun of and insult a Walrus now and then."

    Gareth, your mind's in the gutter.

    Jack, what the hell's a "septic"?
     
  10. Mychael
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    Mychael Mychael

    hehehe. Used to be common slang here in Oz once. I think I'll leave Jack to explain that one.


    Mychael
     
  11. charmc
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    Daily Telegraph Sept 20, 2006
    "A COUNCILLOR from one of the most culturally diverse areas in Sydney has called for Aussie slang to be included in any citizenship test....
    Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show almost 8 per cent of residents in the local government area were born in China and almost 6 per cent in Italy."


    No disrespect intended, but I'm rolling on the floor, laughing at the image of a Chinese or Italian native learning or using Ozzie slang.

    Hey, Walrus, who you calling a ham shank, me or Jack? Speaking strictly in the traditional sense, one of us is going to poke a Walrus
     
  12. charmc
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    No way, Walrus. You can be 'monback, but that's it.
     
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  14. safewalrus
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    samsam give us a chance boy we's only startin' young lads like us need to get our wind up or is it wind up think about it - whoops sorry being a septic you not fitted with the correct equipment are you? never mind, look and learn boy, look and learn!
     

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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner


    With you on that one charmc! really got me rolling in the aisles :D :D :D
     
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