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Old 07-31-2012, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by ForeverFO View Post
FNG here. I registered mainly for this epic thread. TY all who have contributed to help properly define toolishness in today's modern aviation. And to help recognize my own toolish tendencies.

I nominate all those who fly in Merida's airspace, and either don't know or simply cannot pronounce the controlling agency's name.

Merida owns the Yucatan and the Southern Gulf of Mexico. And here's how it is pronounced.

MARE-eh-dah. It's easy. Say it with me.

It's not "Meridia". Not "Meedia". Definitely not "Meridian". MARE-eh-dah. And please don't say "Adios" to the controller. Mexicans don't say it to each other any more, if they ever did. It makes you sound like a fool. Do we say "To God" or "Go with God" to each other when we say goodbye? It's like saying "Fare thee well" or something.

I feel better now...
Gringo pilots can't say Meridia, just like Mexican pilots can't say Jacksonville Center. It's not "Yaksonbil".

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Old 07-31-2012, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by 80ktsClamp View Post
And I appreciate the suggestion on US ATC, fare thee well and Go with God are going to get used next week.
I sooo dare you to. I'll be listening for it!
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by RJtrashPilot View Post

Gringo pilots can't say Meridia, just like Mexican pilots can't say Jacksonville Center. It's not "Yaksonbil".

Busted! "Meridia" is a common mispronunciation. Probably a typo, right?

It's like calling Miami, "Meeamia" or something.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by ForeverFO View Post
Busted! "Meridia" is a common mispronunciation. Probably a typo, right?

It's like calling Miami, "Meeamia" or something.
Oops.

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Old 07-31-2012, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by ForeverFO View Post
FNG here. I registered mainly for this epic thread. TY all who have contributed to help properly define toolishness in today's modern aviation. And to help recognize my own toolish tendencies.

I nominate all those who fly in Merida's airspace, and either don't know or simply cannot pronounce the controlling agency's name.

Merida owns the Yucatan and the Southern Gulf of Mexico. And here's how it is pronounced.

MARE-eh-dah. It's easy. Say it with me.

It's not "Meridia". Not "Meedia". Definitely not "Meridian". MARE-eh-dah. And please don't say "Adios" to the controller. Mexicans don't say it to each other any more, if they ever did. It makes you sound like a fool. Do we say "To God" or "Go with God" to each other when we say goodbye? It's like saying "Fare thee well" or something.

I feel better now...
You think it's bad now, just wait til we start getting them back for winning the Alamo....
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ForeverFO View Post
Busted! "Meridia" is a common mispronunciation. Probably a typo, right?

It's like calling Miami, "Meeamia" or something.
You still didn't respond to his statement on the mispronunciation of US ATC center names. I hear them get butchered all the time from other foreign carriers, but the level of butthurt remains low.

Fare thee well!
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by ForeverFO View Post
Busted! "Meridia" is a common mispronunciation. Probably a typo, right?

It's like calling Miami, "Meeamia" or something.
Damn, and I've been calling them Mi-Jami all these years!

And on the Adios, agree, toolish, that's why I go with;

Huevos Rancheros Muchachos, in Mexican airspace

and 'Our feet are the same' in Germany,

Sa'long in Isreal,

and Impala in Dubai...

I wonder why the all hate us?

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Old 07-31-2012, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Timbo View Post
Damn, and I've been calling them Mi-Jami all these years!

And on the Adios, agree, toolish, that's why I go with;

Huevos Rancheros Muchachos, in Mexican airspace

and 'Our feet are the same' in Germany,

Sa'long in Isreal,

and Impala in Dubai...

I wonder why the all hate us?

For your hispanic flying, don't forget "grassy-ass" and "de nads!"
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by EvilMonkey View Post
I believe the remark about the spiky haired, iPod donning, backpack wearing pilots was a crack at RJ pilots. From a FA.
Well, but you have to admit she didn't do it behind anyone's back. which was the stated claim. Had she done so, we wouldn't be having this debate now.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by EvilMonkey View Post
I believe the remark about the spiky haired, iPod donning, backpack wearing pilots was a crack at RJ pilots. From a FA.
Well, but you have to admit she didn't do it behind anyone's back. which was the stated claim. Had she done so, we wouldn't be having this debate now.
True...but it is an anonymous forum...
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