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In Kuwait... "Outside Coverage Area" Means Drunk
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, March 03, 2014

Posted on 03/03/2014 11:50:41 AM PST by nickcarraway

Newspaper uses news expression to describe inebriated

A Kuwaiti newspaper has come out with a new expression to describe a drunk man —‘outside the coverage area’ —terminology often used by mobile phone operators.

The Arabic language daily ‘Al Watan’ made the description in a brief report about a 42-year-old local man who was caught by police driving his car while drunk.

A police patrol stopped the man, a bedoun (without identity), after noticing that the vehicle was moving in a zigzag way on the Gulf emirate’s seaside road.

“When police men came close to him, they could smell alcohol. It turned out that the man was ‘outside the coverage area’,” it said.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Local News
KEYWORDS: drunk; kuwait

1 posted on 03/03/2014 11:50:42 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I like it . . . sure beats being “off the grid.”


2 posted on 03/03/2014 11:52:54 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

I am adding this to my list of euphemisms.


3 posted on 03/03/2014 12:14:20 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 1rudeboy
Yeah...I like it too. One can have an evening "outside the coverage area" and be "off the grid" or "under the weather" the next day.

It's all about OPSEC.

4 posted on 03/03/2014 12:15:01 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I was "outside the coverage area" a few weeks ago. I chose to walk home instead of driving (wise move, there), but I had to sit down in a quiet, dark place (out of the view of the cops) until I got a signal.

Should've phoned for a cab. I learned.

5 posted on 03/03/2014 12:18:57 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: nickcarraway

sounds like a slang reference to Hillary’s pants


6 posted on 03/03/2014 12:36:33 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

Huzzah! The glorious liberal Newspeak has been exported to Kuwait. Double plus good. FORWARD


7 posted on 03/03/2014 12:51:44 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I love it...quick wit!
hehehe...


8 posted on 03/03/2014 1:00:19 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: nickcarraway

After just finishing reading the thread about the active duty perverts ‘performing’ at a military base, I am certain that I am about to go “outside of the coverage area”.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 11:23:53 AM PST by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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