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mizuno_suisei
03-09-08, 14:39
Hi guys.

For my subject Law at school, I'm currently studying one of the most famous cases. I'm supposed to ask my friends and family if they have heard of it, but I've decided to ask you guys to add a bit of variety to the knowledge of it.

The question is.

Does the phrase "The Dingo took my baby" ring any bells? Its the Lindy Chamberlain case, also known as the Azaria Chamberlain case.

Please don't just look it up and then say you know it, please just be straight out :)

If you do know of/ or have heard of the case, please just say Yes and the name of the country you are from.

Thanks for any help guys :)

Zac,

Endow
03-09-08, 14:42
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Dakaruch
03-09-08, 14:46
Not at all. I'm from Portugal. :wve:

Mad Tony
03-09-08, 14:49
I've never heard this term before and I'm from the UK.

Rileigh
03-09-08, 14:50
It does ring a bell.
I'm from England.

Lew
03-09-08, 14:50
Not heard that before, i'm from the UK.

ivannnnn
03-09-08, 14:50
That's a strange phrase. I dunno about that.

mizuno_suisei
03-09-08, 14:57
Well, even though that phrase is famous, I thought I'd mention its the 'Lindy Chamberlain Case' also known as the 'Azaria Chamberlain case'

Goose
03-09-08, 15:00
Dingo? That like a kangeroo?

lararoxs
03-09-08, 15:05
Yeah, i have heard it!

Probably something to do with half of my family are Australlian and New Zealanders!:p

England btw!

Cochrane
03-09-08, 15:08
I've heard the phrase "the dingo took my baby" before, if I recall correctly as a sound bite in some parody. I didn't know what it meant (and still don't), and I had no idea it was related to any court case. I've never heard of these court cases.

Punaxe
03-09-08, 15:17
Nope, doesn't ring a bell.

Ikas90
03-09-08, 15:21
Yep, I know the case. Rings a bell for me. :wve:

Dingo? That like a kangeroo?

Lmao, no. It's like a wild dog.

clw
03-09-08, 15:24
the case doesnt ring a bell but the phrase does im from england

badboy70
03-09-08, 15:25
Haven't heard from it, I'm from Belgium :)

rowanlim
03-09-08, 15:38
Yes I've heard of it. I'm from Malaysia.

spikejones
03-09-08, 15:40
ive not heard of it, im from the US, i dont watch news. so i am not a good example of how to base the US's knowledge of global current events.

Immortalis08
03-09-08, 15:43
I've heard of the phrase from the show Seinfeld. But I didn't know about the case. I am from the US.

Mr.Burns
03-09-08, 16:10
I've heard of the phrase from the show Seinfeld. But I didn't know about the case. I am from the US.

Same here. From the US as well.

petujaymz
03-09-08, 16:11
Yes.

United Kingdom.

:wve:

tomblover
03-09-08, 16:13
Nope, sorry. Swedish here.

robm_2007
03-09-08, 16:15
of course!
U.S.A.

thanatos
03-09-08, 16:15
I've heard the phrase and also believe the name of the band in Buffy the Vampire Slayer is related to the case and/or the phrase that's come from it. However I don't know the ins and outs of the case.

I'm from the UK.

oocladableeblah
03-09-08, 16:18
Yes
U.S.A.

mizuno_suisei
03-09-08, 16:31
Its fantastic how many people how many people have heard or know of it :D About the Seinfeld thing, Funnily enough, The Simpsons was on tonight, where Bart makes a $900 collect call to Australia and says something like "You'd better go, I heard a dingo eating your baby" I thought that was very co-incidental :vlol: Keep the votes coming in :D

Gloriosa
03-09-08, 16:32
I've heard of the case, I'm from England.

Legend Killer
03-09-08, 16:34
Northeast US Quadrant checking in here with a negative recognition on that case. :wve:

McGloomy
03-09-08, 17:07
Yes. I'm from Germany.

I think I got to know about the case on Wikipedia. There was a band called "Dingos ate my baby" on Buffy and they got that name from this case. I think the woman was from Australia, killed her baby (unvoluntarily?) and claimed a dingo had eaten it. All of this comes straight from my memory and I didn't look anything up again, but I will do that now. :p

jackles
03-09-08, 17:15
Yes I remember it well. UK

I think age might be a factor here...I must be one of the oldest and can remember the case being in the papers. Plus the film with Sam Neil in.

Forwen
03-09-08, 17:38
Straight answer? Yeah, I know the phrase and a general outline of the case (if indeed I'm thinking about the right one) and I'm from Poland.

digitizedboy
03-09-08, 17:40
yes I've heard of it before.

England here.

Anubis_AF
03-09-08, 17:43
Serbia calling: Doesn't ring a bell..

Naomichi
03-09-08, 17:50
It's referenced pretty often in comedies and the like, so I've heard of it, and actually saw a movie about it once.

UK here.

Laurencarter
03-09-08, 17:57
No

I'm from South Africa

iamlaracroft
03-09-08, 18:18
yes, USA here :D

VonCroy360
03-09-08, 18:54
I haven't heard anything like this before.
I'm from Croatia. :)

Heckler
03-09-08, 18:56
Nope
I'm from South Africa..

nickless
03-09-08, 18:56
i'm not really sure but it's not like blank
there is something
so i guess yes,Bulgaria

Dark Lugia 2
03-09-08, 19:10
Yup, I've heard of it :) not about the case though, just that phrase :p

touchthesky
03-09-08, 19:11
Yes. I remember that, I read it somewhere. Wasn't she eventually accused of killing the baby? I'm from the uk.

Lavinder
03-09-08, 19:34
Yes, poor woman :(.

Dingaling
03-09-08, 19:43
Yes I've heard it and I'm from Scotland.

I'm another one that heard it through Buffy (and then found out about the case by looking up the name) :wve:.

rickybazire
03-09-08, 19:50
Nope, ain't heard that. Sounds Austrailian...

Voni
03-09-08, 20:21
I only know it as an 'Australian' phrase, one that I reckon any Australian citizen would punch you for if you said it to them!

MadCroy101
03-09-08, 20:35
I have heard a few things from my mom, and my step-dad saying something about that, but otherwise, I'm completly unfaimiliar.:)

tlr online
03-09-08, 20:41
Hi guys.

For my subject Law at school, I'm currently studying one of the most famous cases. I'm supposed to ask my friends and family if they have heard of it, but I've decided to ask you guys to add a bit of variety to the knowledge of it.

The question is.

Does the phrase "The Dingo took my baby" ring any bells? Its the Lindy Chamberlain case, also known as the Azaria Chamberlain case.

Please don't just look it up and then say you know it, please just be straight out :)

If you do know of/ or have heard of the case, please just say Yes and the name of the country you are from.

Thanks for any help guys :)

Zac,

It was an Australian incident where an animal stole a baby while the family were on safari. I think the authorities tried the mother for murder but she was later acquitted. UK here.

Dixie
03-09-08, 20:54
I heard this drag queen say it on Project Runway a few weeks ago. (S)he was the guest judge and she said the phrase with an Australian accent.

USA, by the way.

Angelus
03-09-08, 20:57
I've heard it from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where a band was called 'Dingoes Ate My Baby'. I looked it up and apparently a woman's baby went missing, she was accused of killing it and she said that some dingoes stole/ate the baby.

I'm from England, by the way. :)

thecentaur
03-09-08, 22:45
me thinks i have heard it before but i have no clue what it pertains to :wve:


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Bustus
03-09-08, 22:48
Yep, I know about it. Norwegian here.

Must have been a horrible experience. :(

Admles
03-09-08, 23:04
Yep. I'm Australian though, I was 2 years old when it happened, but that case went on for many, many years.......

Little-Lara
03-09-08, 23:06
No. USA. :confused:

Camera Obscura
03-09-08, 23:07
Yes. As soon as I saw the phrase "The dingo took my baby" I immediately recalled the Chamberlain incident. I'm from the U.S.

:)

Feather Duster
04-09-08, 01:11
No, USA

Tidus
04-09-08, 05:39
Yes it does. United States.

Olabelle
04-09-08, 06:21
US here, and nope.

Only thing it brings to mind is that episode of Sienfeld.

Lemmie
04-09-08, 07:56
I think I've heard 'Dingos ate my baby.'

Maybe a bell is ringing.

EDIT: I'm from Scotland, the UK.

Neteru
04-09-08, 09:27
Yes, I know the phrase. Yes, I know the case.

UK here.

dcw123
04-09-08, 09:47
Dingo? That like a kangeroo?

Ha ha.....no A dingo is a wild dog:p
Never heard of it and I'm from UK

Alex Fly
04-09-08, 10:22
No. I'm from France. :wve:

bloodstormaoa
04-09-08, 11:11
Yes, I know of the case to which you are referring.

Ireland.

Kento
04-09-08, 11:45
Yes. I knew about it because I saw a film about that, I think the mother was played by Meryl Streep .

Spain .

I found the movie :
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094924/

Shrantellatessa
04-09-08, 12:27
Answer: Yes. I heard of it.
Country: Morocco.

:wve:

lara_rocks
04-09-08, 13:03
Nope!

England :)

Jin Uzuki
04-09-08, 13:06
I have no idea what a dingo is. From the Philippines.

Lara_Zoz2006
04-09-08, 13:08
nope im in th uk

mizuno_suisei
04-09-08, 13:33
Thanks alot for the replies everyone!
I thought I'd breifly summarise the case as I have for my Law project ;)

'Family of five, Lindy Chamberlain, her husband Michael Chamberlain and their 3 children Aidan, Reagan and Azaria left Queensland and headed to Uluru for a hopefully enjoyable holiday.

On the night of 17th August 1980, Mother of the children Lindy Chamberlain spotted a dingo exiting baby Azaria's tent with something in its mouth. She hurridly entered the tent and found her baby girl missing. Being in a state of shock, Lindy ran back to the campfire screaming "The dingo took my baby!" and asked everyone if they had torches. The people assisted Lindy to search for baby Azaria until the Police arrived."

That's part of my draft :p I'm still writing it xD

But to continue briefly, Lindy was accused by authorities and the general public of murdering baby Azaria. She was then arrested and spent a few years in jail, also giving Birth to her 4th child a few months into her imprisonment. After a while, new evidence was released and Lindy Chamberlain was released from prison. Still to this day, people believe she is innocent, people believe she is guilty. But unfortunately, we will never know what really happened that night.

I am very interested in this case, its very interesting. If you need to do any Case studies at school or wherever, do this one :D

Thankyou again to everyone who assisted me by answering. I'm recording all the answers down now ;)

FinalRequiem
04-09-08, 19:46
I've heard of it. I dont know very much about the case though, but i have definately heard of the name.
I'm from England :)

*EDIT*

I do now, i just read the last post XD

Wana b like Lara
04-09-08, 19:49
Nope! Never!

But i think, okay i'm going to break it down -

A DINGO is a visious hungry creature, non caring, it will tare you apart just to get it's needs, basically like a horrible creature! Viciouse and vile!

TOOK MY BABY Your baby is the most preciouse thing you've ever owned/have, and imagine a human with a heart taking it, you would go mad/angry/upset and maybe cry, but imagine a DINGO (^) take it away from you! If a human has a heart and a Dingo doesn't, you tell me which one's worse ...

If a human will take your baby from you there is a 50% chance you'll get it back.

If a dingo took you baby there is a chance you'll never get it back.

Oh i dunno!

Well anythin?

Elmer
04-09-08, 20:27
Yes.

The Netherlands.

Angel666
04-09-08, 23:08
I've heard it before but I don't recall any specifics. United States.

takamotosan
04-09-08, 23:12
i think that was from some kind of trial...

they made it into a movie i believe.
i think Meryl Streep starred in it.

Paperdoll
04-09-08, 23:50
Yup, heard of it.

Portugal btw.

MillenniumMan12
05-09-08, 01:24
Can't say I've heard it before.. from the US here :wve:

btw - i have to off-topicly say that i adore your sailor mercury penguin ;)

Jacen
05-09-08, 09:12
Never heard of it.

from the Netherlands

chakotay1
05-09-08, 09:19
Yes I have herd of it. I think that may have been the headline in the Sun Newspaper! I think it was about this woman who had killed her baby or something and then tried to say a Dingo took it. I think it has been on TV aswell!

I am in the United Kingdom.

Ada the Mental
05-09-08, 10:26
Never heard of the case before, but I think that the phrase rings a very distant bell. I think I must have heard it on some movie or show but, being unfamiliar with the case, I didn't catch the reference. Greece.

violentblossom
05-09-08, 13:12
its a quote from a Meryl Streep movie.... anytime i hear this quote, she is mentioned.

Yup, from the movie "A Cry in the Dark."

aw, someone found it. :(

Tyrael DeMagis
05-09-08, 13:33
Ring, ring!

Malaysia.

bett
06-09-08, 02:14
Yes, United States

Domino
06-09-08, 20:20
Yes, I saw the wikipedia article on it a while ago. Wasn't her child like actually taken by a dingo, and people thought she had killed it and no-one believed her? I'm from the UK.