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Airport prank

Some pranksters at an airport wrote down foreign looking names that when read over the public address system sound like something else entirely.

This is the story as told by the pranksters.


Having six hours to kill in any airport is murder.  So we decided to liven it up.  Whilst waiting for our flight back to Sydney, we'd go and sit on the balcony at Terminal 3 at Heathrow, directly under one of the speakers where the roof is low for maximum acoustic effects.  We put a digital tape recorder in our bag with the microphone poking out of the top.  We'd look for a flight that had arrived in the last 40 minutes from somewhere where you'd expect foreign names, then write a letter saying,  "Pick up passenger so and so, from flight etc, destination etc."  That way, it looked like the limo had been arranged in advance as the flight arrival details and the motel name was written on the note.

We wore an ID-style badge that we'd received at a recent conference so that we'd looked like limo drivers. One of us would ask airport administration to make an announcement calling for our passenger and then the other did the second.  We'd pretend to be unable to pronounce it and then hand them the bit of paper with the name written on it to administration.

Long winded, but well worth it!

Looks Like Reads Like Sounds Like
Arheddis Varkenjaab and Aywellbe Fayed I hate this fucking job, and I will be fired
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Arhevbin Fayed and Bybeiev Rhibodie I've just been fired, and bye-bye everybody
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Aynayda Pizaqvick and Malexa Kriest I need a piss quick, and my legs are crossed
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Awul Dasfilshabeda and Nowaynayda Zheet Oo-ah, that's better and now I need a shit
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Makollig Jezvahted and Levdaroum DeBahzted My colleague just farted, and left the room, the bastard
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Steelaygot Maowenbach and Tuka Piziniztee Still, I got my own back and took a piss in his tea
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An hour before our flight left, the pomms had finally caught on.  About time.  They actually threatened to arrest us as apparently they'd actually had complaints! We look forward to do it again, only this time out of Hong Kong Airport.  Now that one should be funny!


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