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Originally posted by kudegras
Yes in 1788 the British led by Captain James Cook discovered Australia, he also discovered the land was inhabited by an indigenous race we now call the Koori who have been here for over 40,000 years.
Over the next hundred years or so the British first disposed of their convicts here and in later years many Brits come here of their own accord for various different reasons.
Some of my ancestors came here due to the potato famine others came here to pan for gold.
The weather is certainly better than in Britain, and we don't worry about snakes and spiders. Dont touch them and they wont touch you.
They only have croc's up north and you'd have to be an idiot to go anywhere near them where its dangerous.
There are plenty of tourist trips where you are perfectly safe with people who know how to handle them.
Yep, it's as close to paradise as your likely to get.
Originally posted by manykapao
reply to post by denver22
I have really gotten to know Brits recently. Been watching allot of your TV, ehem, teli, since it is some of the only programming on TV in English where I am. Been watching allot of your movies, new and old. I have also met more than 90% of all brits I ever knew/ met recently while they are on holiday.
I have to say, not what I expected. Some things are though, but those things are trivial. There are many nuances to your culture most Americans cant appreciate. I like you guys for the most part. We have similar mind sets believe it or not.
I think the detrimental aspect of stereo types and generalizations is that they keep you from really getting to know people based on what you think you know already.
Oh, but you guys are insane when you are drunk. JESUS. I thought American frat boys were bad, but holy crap. You are hell on earth when full of beer and your team either won or lost. If they won you drink and sing, fight the losers. If your team lost, you drink and scream, fight everybody. lol
I grew up around allot of Irish as well, so that had a big influence on me. A really good friend of mine is Irish. They dont like the English very much, In case you didnt know that....lol.
edit on 6-11-2012 by manykapao because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by boymonkey74
reply to post by andy06shake
Hooray we are all right
American women love us British men
Oh I don't dislike all of you, just have met a few awful ones.
Rude, cynical, mean spirited ones.
As for the mutt comment, I just meant that my Irish and Scottish heritage is probably not so pure, I'm sure somewhere along the line there might be British ancestry mixed in.....
Originally posted by andy06shake
reply to post by denver22
Brad Pitt played that part to perfection such a funny movie! I love Snatch! The movie is good as well! LoL
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