"Stan, I think your dog is gay!"

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    No, it's not in South Park, Colorado, but in Adelaide, Australia:

    Gay dogs not welcome, diner told | Adelaide Now

    Note that it is possible for the phrase "guide dog" as pronounced in a refined sort of Australian accent to sound very like the phrase "gay dog" as pronounced in a broad Australian accent only by the duration of the [d] in the middle--in IPA notation, [gaɪd dɒg] vs. [gaɪ dɒg].
     
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    I remember when I was a kid, we had four female dobermans. The older female would occasionally mount the other females and start pumping.

    True story.

    Perhaps she was a Native American two-spirit dog
     
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    Similar things have happened down under!
     
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    Between their accents and the poor quality of the recording, I failed to understand most of what the man was saying, but I did get that he confused "agents" and "Asians."
     
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    I remember a visit to Australia that I and other members of my family made when I was a child during which electrical power was sometimes unavailable. When we made inquiry, we were told, as it seemed to us, that it was due to a "pear strike." We eventually figured out that what we heard as "pear" was "power."
     
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    Oh, CB.....you're such a kiddah!:rolleyes:
     
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    I Love that episode of South Park, Big Gay Al Rulezz
     
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    I was going to use as a thread title Cartman's line "That dog is a gay homosexual!", which I think is my favorite line of the episode, but I thought fewer people would recognize it.
     
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    It sounds to me as though the 'we thought it was a gay dog, not a guide dog' is just an excuse. It's usually pretty obvious when guide dogs are working, plus the article says that the couple gave the restaurant staff a guide dogs facts card. I doubt there was any misunderstanding at that point.


    I'm Australian, and I thought he was saying 'Asians'!
     
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    The restauranteurs were named Hong Hoa Thi To and Anh Hoang Le: I doubt that their ear for English is going to be the best. Also, why would anyone offer that as an excuse for refusing service to a blind person?
     
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    It's not that I don't think someone could get the words mixed up. I think getting the two mixed up could be quite easy. But when a guide dog is right in front of them (which it must have been if the couple gave them a facts card), it's really very obvious that it's a guide dog. Plus they got that fact card.

    I think they just didn't want to let the dog in their restaurant (guide dog or not) and came up with a 'we don't understand English' excuse to try to cover their ass.
     
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    Where would a Gay Guide Dog lead you?
     
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    My guess it the Folsom Street Fair!
     

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    I live in Adelaide I need to go to this place and bring a dog and see if I can get cash in court! LMAO!!!
     
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