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'Princess Bride' quote terrifies passengers headed for New Zealand

Wynand Mullins-a Kiwi living in Sydney, Australia-boarded a flight to Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday night. As his fellow passengers were settling in, a flight attendant approached him and asked him to remove his shirt (bow chicka wow wow).

'Princess Bride' quote terrifies passengers headed for New Zealand

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Wynand Mullins—a Kiwi living in Sydney, Australia—boarded a flight to Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday night. As his fellow passengers were settling in, a flight attendant approached him and asked him to remove his shirt (bow chicka wow wow). The reason he was asked to remove his shirt isn't sexy at all, though. It's actually because it donned text that was apparently "intimidating" other passengers. The quote?

"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

The line is the most famous quote from The Princess Bride. Actor Mandy Patinkin—known for delivering the line—says multiple strangers repeat the line to him every day. He loves it.

Mullins says that the flight attendant never followed up her initial request and didn't engage him conversation after leaving in search of a replacement shirt for him to wear during the flight.

This incident seems to prompt a conversation about the airline culture of the modern era, weighing the pros and cons of the instense scrutiny of everyone's behavior when traveling. But, the real conversation that should be taking place is about the fact that there was, apparently, a plane full of people who had never seen The Princess Bride. That's the real crime here. [Stuff.co.nz]

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