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Old 10 July 2012, 15:18   #1
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I've kept this one quiet for a couple of years, to protect the main character.

Back a bit (see above) I was taking delivery of a refurb plotter from Raymarine in the UK. The nice laydee asked me to spell my name for the address:

Me: "It's Whiskey India Lima..."
Her (interrupting): "Excuse me Sir, please don't do that"
Me: "Do what?"
Her: "That Whiskey-Zulu thing, I just don't get it"
Me: OK, sorry about that, I just thought, you know, what with the Raymarine thing..."
Her: "No"
Me: "OK, sorry, that's w-i-l-l-k"
Her: "Sorry Sir, doubleyew what?"
Me: "Yeah, W for Woman, I for Intelligent, L for Linda..."
Her: "Oh thanks, that's better"

Seriously...
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Old 10 July 2012, 16:12   #2
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Do Raymarine use a call centre somewhere in the sub-continent?
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Old 10 July 2012, 16:15   #3
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Do Raymarine use a call centre somewhere in the sub-continent?
Dunno, but she sounded like she was from Pompey.
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Old 10 July 2012, 19:32   #4
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you can image what A, B, C I would like to use ...
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she sounded like she was from Pompey.
She was clearly Scottish and got thrown by the curved ball of "Whiskey"
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Have that problem all the time, especially in the USA

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Old 11 July 2012, 02:42   #7
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She was clearly Scottish and got thrown by the curved ball of "Whiskey"
That my man is clearly racist any more and I will have to report you

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Old 11 July 2012, 03:01   #8
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She was clearly Scottish and got thrown by the curved ball of "Whiskey"
Thats cos its pronounced different in Scotland.
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a few years ago when i used to work , I had a gentle man phone and wanted to know where a certain part was on his power head he said" dont get technical) not port or starbard just left/right front and back, I asked where he boated he asked why?I said " that I would stay away from that water as you are a danger to yourself and anyone one the water" he wasnt a happy chappy.I made no apology as regards safety on the water.
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Old 11 July 2012, 05:07   #10
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She was clearly Scottish and got thrown by the curved ball of "Whiskey"
Pure Pompey, so the "F" in Whiskey shouldn't have been an issue...
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