Airline: Don’t Say ‘Fair Dinkum’

I’m not even entirely sure what this story means, but an Australian woman flying on a Delta Connection flight to Pittsburgh was stopped by police when she stepped off the plane because crew members alerted the cops that the woman had sworn at them during the flight.  During snack service, when the woman was told that there were no more pretzels left, to which she replied, "fair dinkum."  That’s it, or so she says.  Having not seen Crocodile Dundee, "fair dinkum" is an Australian expression of some sort.  It’s too early for me to bother looking that up.  Crew members say that she was difficult on the entire flight, and that they did not alert the police because she said "fair dinkum."  Now I’m confused.

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  1. Acting as a liason from the land down under, ‘fair dinkum’ is used either as ‘is that so’/confirmation or to say someone is alright.

    “Did you see Lindsay Lohen is going to jail?”

    “Fair dinkum mate”.


    “What do you think of ”

    “He’s fair dinkum mate”.

  2. I’d say thats unfair dinkum, mate.

  3. We have similar expressions here in the US.

    “Did you see Lindsay Lohan is going to jail?”

    “She’s a douche”


    What to you think of ?”

    “He’s a douche”

  4. To show that I’m not a douche, I will leave up the comment calling me a douche.

    And thanks, Niki, for the explanation. The next time I post about Yahoo Serious I’ll be calling you for insight :)

  5. As far as I know it’s not actually a swear word. It just means alright or genuine. But yeah, that is totally unfair dinkum

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