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Intelligence Not Found in Halifax

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Car Rental | Halifax, Canada | Abroad

(My customer asks me for a map and says he is going to be heading over to Newfoundland. I give him a map and point it out for him.)

Customer: “Why do you spell it ‘Newfoundland’? It’s New Finland.”

Me: “Well, its pronounced sort of like New Finland, but it’s actually Newfoundland, as in ‘this is a New Found Land.’”

Customer: “No, it’s New Finland.”

Me: “I can guarantee you there are not many Finnish people there.”

Customer: “Of course not. They left 1,000 years ago!”

Original article at Not Always Right.


If I were in charge of a country like Libria, I wouldn't punish feelings, I'd punish stupidity. The Grammaton Clerics would be waiting for every customer who ever displayed thermonuclear ignorance, surround them, and demonstrate their best slap-kata. After which, the dumb yutz would be hauled off and held in a school for manners until they had learned how to interact with people properly.



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oceansedge
Aug. 25th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
mwhahahahah
dhlawrence
Aug. 25th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
Didn't get Finns, actually--mostly Iclanders. Their welcoming committee was less amenable than the one that met the French five centuries later.
torakiyoshi
Aug. 26th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
Yes, a reference to Equilibrium! I was beginning to think I'm the only one who's ever seen that movie.

Also, just let a few Newfies hear that he said that. He'll be corrected, promptly. *Evil grin*

Edited at 2011-08-26 12:51 am (UTC)
deckardcanine
Aug. 26th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
Now, now. Don't confuse stupidity and ignorance; the latter is usually a product of mere upbringing.

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