This is the actual radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995:
(Radio conversation released by the chief of naval operations, 10-Oct-95)
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 again, divert YOUR course.
CANADIANS: No, I say again, you divert YOUR course.
AMERICANS: This is the Aircraft Carrier US LINCOLN, the second largest ship in the United States Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied with three Destroyers, three Cruisers and numerous support vessels. I DEMAND that you change your course 15 degrees north. I say again, that’s one-five degrees north, or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.
CANADIANS: This is a lighthouse. Your call.
found on the web
- Online Quiz: What American accent do you have?
We normally don’t like online quizzes or surveys because you never know what happens with the data on the other end of the line. But Goto Quiz has created a few funny ones that will still pass for a good time waster and some smiles. Their currently most popular quiz is What American accent do [...]