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Girl Demands 300kg Grouper Fish as Dowry
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, January 19, 2014

Posted on 01/20/2014 7:37:10 PM PST by nickcarraway

Says her groom must catch the fish himself

A Saudi man seeking marriage got the shock of his life when the would-be bride demanded what he considered as the most bizarre dowry — a 300kg grouper fish.

The girl told the suitor at her home in the eastern Saudi province of Qateef that she could agree to marry him only if he succeeds in getting her that fish.

“Her condition was that the man himself must catch the fish. He went made and left her home as he considered this condition as impossible,” Al Sada daily said.


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1 posted on 01/20/2014 7:37:10 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

No wonder I can’t find me a husband!

I’m demanding a, ‘Thirty Point Buck’ for my hand in marriage, LOL!


2 posted on 01/20/2014 7:39:42 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe she gave him an impossible quest because he was unsuitable.


3 posted on 01/20/2014 7:40:32 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: girlangler

Classic fish-as-dowry ping.


4 posted on 01/20/2014 7:40:48 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: nickcarraway

Translation: “Thanks, but no thanks.”


5 posted on 01/20/2014 7:41:11 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Haha - lulz.


6 posted on 01/20/2014 7:42:12 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: nickcarraway

Isn’t it the wife who is supposed to supply a dowry?


7 posted on 01/20/2014 7:42:15 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: nickcarraway

Not the old 300kg grouper trick!


8 posted on 01/20/2014 7:42:52 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: nickcarraway

Ping pong balls? I thought you said King Kong balls!


9 posted on 01/20/2014 7:44:34 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Sounds like a fishermans dream wife, lol. I could only hope for a wife wished me luck fishing, haha.


10 posted on 01/20/2014 7:44:51 PM PST by OftheOhio (never could dance but always could kata - Romeo company)
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To: Flycatcher

Is there a fish-as-dowry ping list?


11 posted on 01/20/2014 7:45:10 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like something out of the Brothers Grimm.


12 posted on 01/20/2014 7:46:05 PM PST by Mercat
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To: Jeff Chandler
Is there a fish-as-dowry ping list?

No one uses it anymore.

It's too crowded.

13 posted on 01/20/2014 7:47:52 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: nickcarraway

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_grouper

The giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus), also known as the brindlebass, brown spotted cod, or bumblebee grouper, and as the Queensland groper in Australia, is the largest bony fish found in coral reefs, and the aquatic emblem of Queensland, Australia. It is found from near the surface to depths of 100 m (330 ft) at reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific region, with the exception of the Persian Gulf. It also enters estuaries.[2] It reaches up to 2.7 m (8.9 ft) in length and 400 kg (880 lb) in weight;[2] there are unconfirmed reports of it growing much bigger, up to 3.05 m (10.0 ft) and 598 kg (1,320 lb). Giant groupers feed on a variety of marine life, including small sharks and juvenile sea turtles. Due to overfishing, this species has declined drastically in many regions, and it is now considered Vulnerable by the IUCN.[1]

This giant fish is similar to the Malabar grouper, and its colour changes with age. The giant grouper has a large mouth and a rounded tail. Juveniles have irregular black and yellow markings, while adults are green-grey to grey-brown with faint mottling, with numerous small black spots on the fins.

The first fish to undergo chemotherapy was Bubba, a giant grouper at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, USA.[3]


14 posted on 01/20/2014 7:49:12 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: nickcarraway

You seem to love to post from this source, but it seems like nothing more than the Muslim version of the National Enquirer.


15 posted on 01/20/2014 7:52:36 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

If you’re in Wisconsin, that may be more reasonable than grouper.


16 posted on 01/20/2014 7:55:51 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Here's your prince charming...


17 posted on 01/20/2014 7:56:10 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

My Father won the prize for the largest fish when he went out on a party boat from Panama City, FL. It was a grouper.

I am not sure how large it was but he used a hatchet to clean and prepare it. This would have been 1951 as I was four and cut my arm on the hatchet.


18 posted on 01/20/2014 7:56:44 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Whenever a prospective bride asks me for something in metric, I just walk on by.


19 posted on 01/20/2014 7:57:37 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: carriage_hill

That looks like the (extinct) Irish elk!


20 posted on 01/20/2014 8:01:53 PM PST by thecodont
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