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May 1, 2012 5:37 PM   Subscribe

What is this New Zealand flight attendant saying in this Air New Zealand safety video?

I'm embarrassed to be asking this, but I don't understand what the female flight attendant is saying starting at 1:02 in this video, which is the "Bare Essentials" safety video/ad campaign from Air New Zealand.

Right before this, the pilot says, "If an oxygen mask does drop down in front of you, don't stop to ask why."
Then, the flight attendant says what sounds to me like "Or, if you could have one in another keller." I've Googled all variations on this and turned on the automated closed captions, but I can't find any germane results.

I'm a native speaker of US English, so I suspect this is either a word unique to NZ English or I am mishearing it due to the differing accent. What is it?!
posted by andrewesque to Writing & Language (11 answers total)
 
"or if you can have one in another color"
posted by nathancaswell at 5:39 PM on May 1, 2012


"could have one" actually
posted by nathancaswell at 5:40 PM on May 1, 2012


"Or, if you could have one in another color"
posted by Pecinpah at 5:40 PM on May 1, 2012


"Or if you can have one in another color" is what I heard.
posted by goggie at 5:40 PM on May 1, 2012


Oops - preview is handy.
posted by Pecinpah at 5:40 PM on May 1, 2012


Thank you all so much! It seems so obvious and I feel like such an idiot, but that would never have occurred to me. Chalk it up to obtuseness.

Another grand mystery of the world solved...
posted by andrewesque at 5:44 PM on May 1, 2012


Those uniforms. That's the part I don't understand.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 5:47 PM on May 1, 2012


bare essentials. they're body-painted, and therefore (essentially) bare.
posted by koroshiya at 5:58 PM on May 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


"Kiwis have taken the normal English vowels, thrown them in a bag, picked them out at random, and had a laugh changing all the pronunciations round."
posted by holgate at 6:36 PM on May 1, 2012


You are all wrong.

No Kiwi worth their All Blacks jumper would say "color".
It's clearly "colour".
posted by Mezentian at 7:09 PM on May 1, 2012 [17 favorites]


pecinpah is the rightest. Phonetically, it is: "aw uff ya cud hev ut un unuthah cullah"

NZ is full of Grand Mysteries...
posted by arzakh at 6:51 AM on May 2, 2012


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