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joke o' th' day, eh :: [for my canadian Friends]

April 5, 2007

This is reputed to be an actual radio conversation between a US naval ship and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October of 1995.

The US Navy denies it occurred.

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 can do, I say again, you divert YOUR course.

AMERICANS: This is the Aircraft Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, the second largest ship in the US Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied by 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, eh.

tip o’ the pen to for today’s funny

9 Comments leave one →
  1. April 5, 2007 20:28

    Wooooo hooooo!

    That is one good corker! Funnier than a bag of hammers!

  2. April 5, 2007 21:28

    i smell sarcasm

  3. April 5, 2007 21:28

    ‘course, maybe it’s just my upper lip

  4. April 5, 2007 21:36

    I wore deodorant today. . .nothing smelling over here. . .

    I actually really like that joke. .. .


  5. April 5, 2007 22:56

    okay, then i didn’t get the funny hammers

  6. April 6, 2007 08:57

    Newfie joke.

  7. April 6, 2007 09:08


    i guess i’ll take your word on that one 😉

    i’d probably get the same reaction if i dropped a WVA joke on you.

  8. April 6, 2007 16:54

    That is hilarious.

  9. April 9, 2007 00:31

    “Dood, fine. Am I in your will?”

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