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to be liable to say anything over the telecom

English translation: to be allowed to say anything over the telecom

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09:15 Mar 13, 2008
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English term or phrase: to be liable to say anything over the telecom
Hello! I find this paragraph very difficult, because it's culture bound. I have many questins about it, which I write in different postings.
"At Southwest, gate attendants are taught how to play games with customers, such as guess the weight of the gate agent, name three things to do in Tulsa and who has the most holes in his sock to pass the time if a plane is delayed. Flights attendants are liable to say anything over the telecom. The games are never in poor taste and the winners get a free dinner or a Soutwest fun hat"

So flights attendants take part in the game and are likely to say no matter what on the microphone? I really don't understand.
Could you please help me?
Thx, Luca
xxxMaverick82
Local time: 11:01
English translation:to be allowed to say anything over the telecom
Explanation:
They are allowed to say whatever they want on the microphone (so everybody can hear) in order to entertain passengers
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kamelia_bg
Local time: 12:01
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thx!
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to be allowed to say anything over the telecom


Explanation:
They are allowed to say whatever they want on the microphone (so everybody can hear) in order to entertain passengers

kamelia_bg
Local time: 12:01
Native speaker of: Native in BulgarianBulgarian
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thx!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Phong Le
15 hrs
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agree  Erich Ekoputra
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agree  V_N
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