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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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To: carriage_hill

That looks like the (extinct) Irish elk!


21 posted on 01/20/2014 8:01:53 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Before the days of politcal correctness, it was also known as the 'jew fish'!

In the context of a Saudi womens request, it is quite funny.

22 posted on 01/20/2014 8:03:28 PM PST by sjmjax (Politicans are much like bananas. They start off green, turn yellow then rot.)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s a good thing she didn’t ask for a 300 lb. Michael Moore groupie.


23 posted on 01/20/2014 8:03:52 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: sjmjax

If only there was a way to contact her and let her know that! LOL!


24 posted on 01/20/2014 8:07:44 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: nickcarraway
Here in Florida those giant grouper are called jewfish. 660 plus pounds jewfish are not too common but they are out there. I believe they are protected these days.

This is a small one:

Jewfish

25 posted on 01/20/2014 8:13:09 PM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: yarddog

They probably meant bride-price.


26 posted on 01/20/2014 8:16:04 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

How about a thirty dollar duck?


27 posted on 01/20/2014 8:18:31 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: nickcarraway
I don't believe this...it's an urban legend.

I lived in Saudi Arabia FIVE LONG years and the MOTHERS in the family, the matriarchs, decided on who marries whom.

There are NO ifs, ands or buts about it. Both sons and daughters marry whom they are TOLD to marry.

THAT is a Saudi marriage, NOT this silly urban legend.

28 posted on 01/20/2014 8:25:06 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Cicero
Translation: “Thanks, but no thanks.”

Ha! The next time a lib politician contacts me asking for support, I will not say "no" or ignore him. I will say "I require a 300 kg grouper fish."

29 posted on 01/20/2014 8:34:04 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: nickcarraway

The fish in question is called a “hamur”. Excellent meat.

Fished for it myself in that area of the Persian Gulf.

Bur 300kg? No way, Jose!

Perhaps the man from Qatif should try his luck in the deeper waters of the Red Sea.


30 posted on 01/20/2014 8:38:25 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: thecodont

On this thread, but doesn’t give much information or origin...

http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/funny-farm/80194-da-30-point-buck.html


31 posted on 01/20/2014 9:07:56 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: thecodont

Nah, that looks more like a moose from Sweden.

Wi not trei a holiday in Sweeden this yer ?

See the loveli lakes

The wonderful telephone system

And mani interesting furry animals

Including the majestic moose

A moose once bit my sister...

No realli! She was Karving her initials on the moose with the sharpened end
of an interspace toothbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an
Oslo
dentist and star of many Norwegian movies: “The Hot Hands of an Oslo
Dentist”,
“Fillings of Passion”, “The Huge Molars of Horst Nordfink”...

Mynd you, moose bites Kan be pretti nasti...


32 posted on 01/20/2014 9:08:37 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: thecodont

Extinct Irish Elk Google:

https://www.google.com/search?q=extinct+irish+elk&client=opera&hs=lsp&channel=suggest&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=3gDeUsCKGeTKsQTdu4GIDA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1734&bih=975#imgdii=_


33 posted on 01/20/2014 9:11:48 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: yarddog

“...and cut my arm on the hatchet.’

And now you have this deep seated urge to put a hook in your mouth.


34 posted on 01/20/2014 9:17:38 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: nickcarraway
He went made and left her home as he considered this condition as impossible,” Al Sada daily said.

I *often* have went made and left her home. I mean, have you ever been so far even as decided to when go want to look use more like? It makes you went made and left her home!

35 posted on 01/20/2014 9:24:32 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: cloudmountain

Not everyone has a living mother.


36 posted on 01/20/2014 9:35:47 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Does it have to be a buck deer or will you accept a jackalope?


37 posted on 01/20/2014 9:44:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: nickcarraway
Most girls I know just want a 12" one of these:


38 posted on 01/20/2014 11:38:59 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It isn’t impossible at all. In the Florida Keys there is a grouper called the Jew Fish. They have caught some that are over 500lbs. The world record is 680lbs. You can just dive down there and spear them. He can just land a couple of them, then he will get his bride. He also has to sneak it by the Florida Wildlife Protection Agency.


39 posted on 01/21/2014 3:18:16 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Jed Eckert

To catch grouper the easy way, just get dive equipment and spear everyone you see. She asked for 300kg of grouper meat. After a couple weeks, he should get this.


40 posted on 01/21/2014 3:21:41 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: MARTIAL MONK

I’m not sure I’d want to date a girl who could expertly handle one that size.


41 posted on 01/21/2014 3:22:22 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, that’s the most interesting rejection I have ever read about.


42 posted on 01/21/2014 3:26:04 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: castlegreyskull
To catch grouper the easy way, just get dive equipment and spear everyone you see. She asked for 300kg of grouper meat. After a couple weeks, he should get this.

Here's one that was speared. This one is a Warsaw grouper,403 lbs, still legal to take these. BTW, this one was taken at 425 ft!! Don't mean to hijack the thread but there's an interesting story behind this if anyone is interested. Kind of long but well worth the read.:

Do I Shoot Or Do I Run

Warsaw Grouper

43 posted on 01/21/2014 4:59:58 AM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Jed Eckert

That picture looks faker than Joe Biden’s hairline.


44 posted on 01/21/2014 5:01:34 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
That picture looks faker than Joe Biden’s hairline.

LOL. It is hard to believe. Eyewitness accounts and more photos posted here:

Do I Shoot Or Do I Run

I have seen grouper this size in person. Kinda makes you rub your eyes and wonder if your eyes are playing tricks on you.

45 posted on 01/21/2014 5:32:10 AM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: carriage_hill

LOL! :)


46 posted on 01/21/2014 6:28:43 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Squawk 8888

Happy, Happy, Happy! :)


47 posted on 01/21/2014 6:29:57 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: TigersEye

LOL! We were just talking about Jackalopes the other day! Lots of them stuffed, hanging in bars in Northern Wisconsin. :)


48 posted on 01/21/2014 6:31:56 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Jed Eckert

I wonder if the meat on those big ones is a tasty as their smaller brothers?


49 posted on 01/21/2014 6:51:20 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase
I wonder if the meat on those big ones is a tasty as their smaller brothers?

Yes it is. I have eaten some from a 200 pounder in the past.

I believe the guy in the photo sold his to a wholesaler since he had a commercial permit. I would love to watch them filet that bad boy.

50 posted on 01/21/2014 7:05:00 AM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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