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Lost in Translation: An Important Note for International Reckoners

By Joel Bowman

02/01/12 Buenos Aires, Argentina – First up, a quick public service announcement for our International Reckoners:

If you’re planning a vacation to the United States of America in the foreseeable future, you would do well to refrain from employing any confusing colloquialisms in your social media updates prior to departure. 368 more words

Homeland Security Doesn't Get British Humor

A young couple from Europe was detained at a Los Angeles airport after Homeland Security agents took their Twitter banter as serious threats against the U.S. 346 more words

War On Terror

Think the Feds ain't scraping Twitter? Ask a couple of Brits who were barred from the United States


Their vacation trip to Los Angeles came to a screeching halt

Holidaymakers have been warned to watch their words after two friends were refused entry to the US on security grounds after a tweet. 274 more words

Culture

Tourists Sent Packing Over 'Threatening' Tweets

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A pair of U.K. tourists were arrested after landing in Los Angeles on terror charges after joking on Twitter they were going to ‘destroy America’ and ‘dig up Marilyn Monroe.’ 383 more words

News

Double For Luke

At the weekend we reported that Luke Bunting had won the Chris Dittmar Challenge in Adelaide. We are pleased to report that he also won the follow up tournament the Vicki Cardwell National Junior Classic on Sunday. 80 more words

Other

Young Talent Means Squash in WA has a Healthy Future

Squash is going through a revival in Australia and especially in Western Australia. 2009 seeing the opening of the first purpose built squash centre in Perth in twenty years, the Squash Factory in Malaga. 136 more words

Other

Tonight on Not the Footy Show - 16 Sep 2009

Tonight’s show has a strong focus on Western Australian success, as we focus on success already achieved by some great athletes, in the Perth Wheelcats and newly crowned Muay Thai World Champion Caley Lewis. 379 more words

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