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Happy Australia Day!! - To all Aussies at home or overseas

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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 06:38 PM
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Just a quick shoutout to say Happy Australia Day
- Celebrate What's Great!!

www.australiaday.org.au...





Also spare a thought for all those still expericancing floods or still in recovery.
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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 06:56 PM
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Happy Australia day to All you aussies out there. l know so many are suffering because of the floods it won't be. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please keep us posted, our msm tells us very little. Peace starchild.



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Aussie Aussie Aussie !!!



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 07:18 PM
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Oi Oi Oi


Sorry i couldnt resist...



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 07:21 PM
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Happy Australia Day!!!!

Here's something for the ex-pats to bring back a few memories-

You know you’re Australian when…

1. You’re familiar with Neighbours, Home and Away, Playschool, A Country Practice, Norman Gunston, Barry Humphries, Blue Heelers, Ray Martin, Bert Newton, Lisa McCune, Jon Burgess, Number 96, Molly Meldrum, Kerry O’Brien, and of course, Kerry Packer and Rupert Murdoch.

2. You know that Burger King doesn’t exist. It’s Hungry Jacks.

3. You know that snow is a memorable and freakish occurrence. Sometimes it’s even fake.

4. You know the difference between thongs and a G-string.

5. You know that “stubbies” are either short shorts or small beer bottles, a “gimp”, “bogan” or “geezer” is a random idiot, someone in trouble is in “strife” and you’re liable to burst out laughing whenever you hear of Americans “rooting” for something.

4. You know how to abbreviate every word, all of which usually end in -o: arvo, combo, garbo, kero, lezzo, metho, milko, muso, rego, servo, smoko, speedo, righto etc.

5. You know that some ppl pronounce Australia like “Strayla” and that’s ok.

6. You know that there is a universal place called “woop woop” located in the middle of nowhere… no matter where you actually are.

7. You know that while we call our friends ‘mates’, we don’t use terms like ‘sheila’ and ‘shrimp on the barbie’, contrary to popular belief.

8. You know that none of us actually drink Fosters beer, because it tastes like #. But we let the world think we do. Because we can.

9. You’ve seen Gallipoli, Crocodile Dundee, Young Einstein, Muriel’s Wedding, The Castle, Beneath Clouds, Strictly Ballroom, 40,000 Horsemen, and maybe even WolfCreek.

10. It makes you happy when someone in Hollywood is actually Australian… Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Baz Luhrman, Elle MacPherson, Olivia Newton-John, Midnight Oil, ACDC, INXS, Greg Norman, Cathy Freeman, Dawn Fraser, Pat Rafter, Ian Thorpe…

11. One word: Skippy.

12. You know that Sydney 2000 was one of our proudest moments in history. We just #ing rock.

13. You know that you are not going to die of cholera or other Third World diseases (remote Aboriginal communities are a different matter)

14. You know our country has never been conquered by a foreign nation (you don’t count 1788).

15. We know that the Metric system will always be better than anything inches, feet, pounds and fahrenheit will ever offer.

16. You drive on the left-hand side of the road.

17. If you’re a pedestrian and cars are stopped at a red light, you will fearlessly cross the street in front of them. ‘Hit and runs’ just aren’t cricket. Because Aussies stick together.

18. You know that New Zealanders are basically our naive country cousins, who have a weird fush-and-chups accent and, for some bizare reason, think that they invented pavlova. They are to be pitied. They have no hope of gaining the upper hand in the endless sporting rivalry between our two nations.

19. You know that you can’t eat Fantales alone… Otherwise who will you play the ‘Who am I…’ game with when you’re reading the wrapper?

20. You know that Sydney should be the capital, because Canberra is a hole.

21. You know that Americans think we’re all Steve Irwin clones. And crickey, they couldn’t be more wrong.

22. You know that lawyers wear wigs and gowns. And we make it look good.

23. You have some time in your life slept with Aeroguard on in the summer. Maybe even as perfume.

24. You feel obliged to spread salty black stuff that looks like congealed motor oil on bread… and actually grow to like it. You’ve also squeeze Vegemite through Vita Wheats to make little Vegemite worms.

25. You believe that democracy means the freedom to draw caricatures of good ol’ Johnny Howard.

26. You have the ability to compress several words into one – ie ‘g’day’ and ‘d’reckn?’. This allows more space for profanities.

27. You’ve ever used the words – tops, ripper, sick, mad, rad, sweet – to mean good. And then you place ‘bloody’ in front of it when you REALLY mean it.

28. You know that the barbeque is a political arena; the person holding the tongs is always the boss and usually a man. And the women make the salad.

29. You say ‘no worries’ quite often, whether you realise it or not.

30. You know what fairy bread tastes like, and you can’t imagine your childhood without it.

31. You know the first verse to the national anthem, but still don’t know what “girt” means. And you’re ok with that.

32. You’ve drank your tea/coffee/milo through a Tim Tam.

33. You know that backyard cricket is a nice way to bond with family and the rubbish bin. And the ‘one bounce, one hand’ rule always applies.

34. You know that we are home to the just about all of the world’s deadliest of animals. That’s why if anybody messes with us we’ll get some funnel webs on their asses.

35. You see people walking bare-foot on the sidewalk and don’t scorn…. because you’re doing it too.

36. You know that in summer a seat belt buckle becomes a pretty good branding iron.

36. You know what trop-fest is and it makes you happy.

37. Sausage rolls and meat pies. End of story.

38. You firmly believe that in the end, everything will be ok and have offered advice that included the words, “she’ll be right, mate”.

39. You have a story that somehow involves an excessive consumption of booze… but you can’t remember.

40. You own a Bond’s chesty. In several different colours.

41. You’ve ordered a steak the size as your head and only paid $5 at your local RSL.

42. You know that Italy should never have been granted that fateful kick in the 2006 Soccer World Cup.

43. You know how to slip, slop, slap like it’s nobody’s business.

44. You’ve heard the Prime Minister dismiss anyone who disagrees with him simply as ‘un-Australian’, and that’s enough to make us sit down and shut up.

45. You know that the value of a public holiday is measured in terms of alchohol. God bless the queen and her 4-day birthday.

46. You refer to someone you like as “a total bastard”, but call someone you don’t like “a bit of a bastard”.

47. You know there’s no lbw in backyard cricket, and over the fence is out.

48. You know Drop Bears exist. Positively.

49. You know you that roo meat tastes pretty good, but not as good as barra. Or a meat pie.

50.You know Australia IS the best bloody place on earth. Bar none.



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 07:24 PM
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Hey True Blue!

Happy Australia Day to all the Aussies. Have a great day and don't forget the sunscreen.
My esky is packed with water and champers, the lamb is ready for the barbie and I've got my stick-on flag tattoos.

Have a great day everyone.




posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 07:30 PM
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Originally posted by Seagle
20. You know that Sydney should be the capital, because Canberra is a hole.
26. You have the ability to compress several words into one – ie ‘g’day’ and ‘d’reckn?’. This allows more space for profanities.
29. You say ‘no worries’ quite often, whether you realise it or not.

Yes
Yes, and
I do that all the time and dont realise it



50.You know Australia IS the best bloody place on earth. Bar none.

Bloody oath mate



Originally posted by Havick007
Also spare a thought for all those still expericancing floods or still in recovery.

Indeed

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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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You just brought another aussie saying to mind - 'Stone the Crows' . LOL!!

Here's another Aussie Classic.




posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 10:43 PM
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...... And all of us Aussies will run around waving Aussie flags using Americian words, American phrase-olgy,

dumpster instaed of skip bin
miller-terry instead of millit-tree
down back instaead of in d'fence
missele instaed of mis-isle

the list goes on.

why is it that most Australians regard things Americian as superior to things Australian??

At this time every year in the media "what does it mean to be Australian" gets flogged to death.

Seems to me that "what does it mean to be be Australian?" - It means wanting to become Ameirican as fast as possible.

cheers.



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 11:52 PM
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Originally posted by bussoboy
...... And all of us Aussies will run around waving Aussie flags using Americian words, American phrase-olgy,

dumpster instaed of skip bin
miller-terry instead of millit-tree
down back instaead of in d'fence
missele instaed of mis-isle

the list goes on.

why is it that most Australians regard things Americian as superior to things Australian??

At this time every year in the media "what does it mean to be Australian" gets flogged to death.

Seems to me that "what does it mean to be be Australian?" - It means wanting to become Ameirican as fast as possible.

cheers.

Americans are great.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 12:03 AM
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Speak for yourself, i still pronounce things the right way - well according to you.

Also what exactly is superior about America???

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posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 06:11 AM
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Thanks mate that was great.

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?

Must just be you, I hadn't really noticed anyone pronouncing them that way yet, kids seem to do it a bit with missile, bet that's just from too much tv.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 07:16 AM
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No worries mate. Ava good one.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by bussoboy
...... And all of us Aussies will run around waving Aussie flags using Americian words, American phrase-olgy,

dumpster instaed of skip bin
miller-terry instead of millit-tree
down back instaead of in d'fence
missele instaed of mis-isle

the list goes on.

why is it that most Australians regard things Americian as superior to things Australian??

At this time every year in the media "what does it mean to be Australian" gets flogged to death.

Seems to me that "what does it mean to be be Australian?" - It means wanting to become Ameirican as fast as possible.

cheers.


Are you Fair Dinkum?

I don't know what part of Australia you are from but I don't know any Aussie that would prefer to be anything but an Aussie. The Aussie spirit is alive, well and evident in everything we do and there is nothing wrong with taking a day each year to remember how lucky we are to be Australian and how proud we are of our country, our flag and the people who have excelled in their chosen fields throughout the year.

I've always understood a skip bin and a dumpster to be two different things. A dumpster is a large bin on worksites that a truck empties on regular basis where a skip is a bin that gets taken once full.

To say that aussies are trying to be someone else goes against everything it is to be Australian. We don't suffer fools and if you're a fake or a liar and get caught out we are ruthless in cutting you down. 'Fair Dinkum' represents what it means to be Australian better than anything. Its about having a go, doing your best and never giving up.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 07:22 AM
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Fair Dinkum??

Oh come on, when have you ever said that to someone?

Dont get me wrong i am as Aussie as they come, but fair dinkum?? are you serious


The same goes for G'day or even the word mate. I dont think ive ever said ''G'day'' to anyone... even nowadays i dont say mate that often unless i say it in the context of talking about my friends; eg - my mates are fine or im going to see my mates...

But i would never say ''hi mate''

No one has ever said that to me either...
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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 07:49 AM
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Really?

I use g'day mate countless times day, partly because I work in customer service and its my most common greeting to use besides "hey". I also over use mate a lot, like "yeah mate" "ok mate" or "thanks mate". I dont use fair dinkum much though, that ones a bit old for me, but my grandad uses it heaps.

You know it might be the part of the country your from, head up north qld, nt, or any small town and you'll get a lot more g'day than you will in a big city like Melbourne for instance which is more internationally cultured and Americanized.
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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 07:56 AM
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I guess that's true as well.

I'm from Melbourne and dont really use it that often if ever.. I also work in customer service... I might say how are ya.. instead of you.

But instead of mate i would most likely say ''man'' as in ''hey man how are ya'' - although not in customer service lol.

It's funny i had a guy from Germany over working with out part of the company and i would say ''hello John'' etc and he was shocked as they had to always address the person as Mr or Mrs etc.

It all depends where you come from i guess... but i dont think ive ever heard someone say G'day unless it's on TV or someone trying to imitate an aussie from overseas... but thats my experiance living in Melbourne..
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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 08:52 AM
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Looks like I missed it

Not even a mention of Australia day over here.
I should really remember it seeing that it's just after my wedding anniversary.


Oh wait......... I forgot about that too.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 08:55 AM
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Originally posted by pazcat
Looks like I missed it

Not even a mention of Australia day over here.
I should really remember it seeing that it's just after my wedding anniversary.


Oh wait......... I forgot about that too.



Wow, forgot the wedding anniversary?? that is not a good start to the year. It was probably a good thing you didn't remember Australia Day either or you would have had some explaining to do regarding your priorities. Next time use the old Jedi mind trick and convince your partner that they have the date wrong not you.



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