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Seven Things You Should Never Say in an Airport

Don't annoy the TSA or make people think you are a terrorist.

ByABC News
November 10, 2009, 5:17 AM

Jan. 13, 2010 — -- Embarrassed. Humiliated. Those are some of the nicer ways to describe our intelligence community in the wake of the Christmas Day terror attempt.

Since then, security has tightened and everyone's on edge, so take my advice: Do not consciously or inadvertently say or do anything that could cost you time, money or even your freedom. You disobey the Transportation Security Administration officers at your peril.

In that spirit, I have compiled a list of things not to say in an airport. If you have a legitimate grievance, go online and fill out a TSA complaint form, but do it after your flight. When you're at the airport, follow the rules and please, watch your tongue.

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1. "No Way, You're Not Seeing Me Naked!"

First of all, angry passengers can make themselves targets for more screening. Second, relax while I dispel some body scan imaging myths.

Yes, the pictures do make you look naked, but your face is blurred beyond identification. And we are told the TSA officer who sees the so-called naked pictures is in a different room from the actual scanning procedure so they never see you being scanned (and therefore cannot say, "Hey, I saw you naked!") All images get deleted, so don't look for yourself on YouTube either.

Note: Body scans are optional; you can choose to be patted-down instead. Besides, most airports don't even have these machines yet.