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Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Pete D, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. Pete D

    Pete D Guest

    How good is it to be Australian...

    Being Australian is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a
    Belgian beer, and then travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a
    Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American
    shows on a Japanese TV.

    Only in Australia... can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

    Only in Australia... do supermarkets make sick people walk all the way to
    the back of the shop to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy
    cigarettes at the front.

    Only in Australia... do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a
    DIET coke.

    Only in Australia... do banks leave both doors open and chain the pens to
    the counters.

    Only in Australia... do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars on the
    drive and lock our junk and cheap lawn mower in the garage.

    Only in Australia... do we use answering machines to screen calls and then
    have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to
    talk to in the first place.

    Only in Australia... are there disabled parking places in front of a skating
    rink.

    NOT TO MENTION...

    3 Aussies die each year testing if a 9v battery works on their tongue

    142 Aussies were injured in 1999 by not removing all pins from new shirts

    58 Aussies are injured each year by using sharp knives instead of
    screwdrivers

    31 Aussies have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree

    while the fairy lights were plugged in

    8 Aussies had serious burns in 2000 trying on a new jumper

    with a lit cigarette in their mouth

    A massive 543 Aussies were admitted to Emergency in the last two years

    after opening bottles of beer with their teeth

    AND FINALLY........

    In 2000 eight Aussies cracked their skull whilst throwing up into the toilet

    AND YET WE ARE STILL PROUD TO BE AUSTRALIAN
     
    Pete D, Nov 18, 2007
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    Doug Jewell Guest

    Something tells me this email was originally about seppos,
    and someone has just changed the word america to australia.
    The dead giveaway is the line about people dieing by
    watering their christmas tree - In australia hardly anyone
    uses a live christmas tree, whereas it is very common in
    america.
     
    Doug Jewell, Nov 18, 2007
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    Marutchi Guest

    Prescriptions from a supermarket?
     
    Marutchi, Nov 18, 2007
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  4. Pete D

    Poxy Guest

    Furthermore, having pharmacies incorporated into supermarkets is very common
    in America, but as far as I know, not a feature of Australian supermarkets.
    Yet.

    Why is it that people who wave the flag and crap on about being "Aussie" are
    so unaware of what is genuinely and unqiuely Australian?
     
    Poxy, Nov 18, 2007
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    * Doug Jewell is quoted
    * & my replies are inline below :
    It gets around:

    http://neilherron.blogspot.com/2007/11/its-friday-being-british-means.html
     
    Troy Piggins, Nov 18, 2007
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  6. Pete D

    Douglas Guest

    Peter Dee (who links to photos with that name on them and claims he isn't
    Peter Dee) is trolling for personal entertainment. What's up Pete? No one to
    bash up on lately?

    Douglas
     
    Douglas, Nov 18, 2007
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    PixelPix Guest

    I wish they did !! Nice post, lots of memories there, but excuse my
    Qld'er status.... What's a gilgy?
     
    PixelPix, Nov 18, 2007
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  8. Pete D

    Pete D Guest


    ??????
     
    Pete D, Nov 18, 2007
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  9. Pete D

    Pete D Guest

    Do doubt it was.
    Actually quite a few still buy real trees, Scouts and Rotary still do them
    here, and that surely would be "dying"? To be honest even if you did water
    the tree it probably wouldn't matter these days because the lights are
    generally low voltage.
     
    Pete D, Nov 18, 2007
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  10. Pete D

    Pete D Guest

    The drugs stoes I have been into diddn't actually seel cigarettes but still
    have the "druggist" up the back.
    Sorry that I posted something that was not about some dickhead that has a
    thousand aliases.

    Cheers.

    And try and smile occasionally.
     
    Pete D, Nov 18, 2007
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  11. Pete D

    Pete D Guest

    Considering more than 95% of Aussies live in the big city most would not
    have done to many above.
     
    Pete D, Nov 18, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

     
    Pete D, Nov 18, 2007
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  13. Pete D

    Pete D Guest

    Thanks for proofreading this for me!
     
    Pete D, Nov 18, 2007
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    Marutchi Guest

    Looks like you've visited one too many, or you're on some pretty good stuff.
     
    Marutchi, Nov 18, 2007
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  15. Pete D

    Pete D Guest

    Ke?
     
    Pete D, Nov 18, 2007
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  16. Pete D

    k Guest

    "Poxy"
    | Why is it that people who wave the flag and crap on about being "Aussie"
    are
    | so unaware of what is genuinely and unqiuely Australian?

    nicely stated.



    'roo shooting

    tossing asbestos sheets in bonfires

    ... and tins of mortein ..and beans ;)

    hauling haybales

    catching gilgies on a warm summer eve at the dam

    helping the neighbours put out groundstrike fires

    spearfishing

    cobblering at dusk

    finding a bluering in a bottle and tormeting it till it flashes those
    wonderful colours

    having a pet bobtail named 'bob' and hand feeding it strawberries

    playing on the back lawn under the sprinkler on a hot day

    mossie coils

    digging up shells (30-06's and 45's left by the yanks) in the swan river mud
    when the tide was low

    pulling the projy at home and setting off the cordite

    handboarding at the beach with a swiped 'no parking' sign

    sandboarding with a swiped "scarborough beach road" sign

    running down the beach and hear the blubottles (portugues man 'o wars for
    the dramatic) pop

    visiting the 'new australian' neigbours and immersing one's self in the
    heady aromas

    collecting lilly pillys to make jam

    purple faces from the mulberries

    lying very still under a tree after school trying to stay cool and keep the
    flies out of your eyes/mouth/ears

    thunderstorms making you dance

    lying on a hot driveway looking up at all the stars

    knowing where south is at night 'cause your eyes are always immediately
    drawn to the southern cross

    helping a mate strip out a diff on a saturday morning

    visiting the tip with parents looking for 'stuff'



    ... do kids still do these things?

    k
     
    k, Nov 18, 2007
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  17. and considering even less have visited the US most would never have seen a
    pharmacy at the back of Woolworths.
    and ordering a double cheeseburger, large fries and diet coke is a worldwide
    phenomenon that happens anywhere with a McDonalds.
    and I'm sorry but I have to mention these statistics
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    NOT TO MENTION...

    3 Aussies die each year testing if a 9v battery works on their tongue

    142 Aussies were injured in 1999 by not removing all pins from new shirts

    58 Aussies are injured each year by using sharp knives instead of
    screwdrivers

    31 Aussies have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree

    while the fairy lights were plugged in

    8 Aussies had serious burns in 2000 trying on a new jumper

    with a lit cigarette in their mouth

    A massive 543 Aussies were admitted to Emergency in the last two years

    after opening bottles of beer with their teeth

    AND FINALLY........

    In 2000 eight Aussies cracked their skull whilst throwing up into the toilet

    AND YET WE ARE STILL PROUD TO BE AUSTRALIAN

    ============end c&p================
    can you provide a link to these apparent statistics that are NOT US based
    please :)

    If your going to say things about Australia in an Australian group, it would
    be much funnier if it were not a re-worded American email that has been
    forwarded on so many times it has enough frequent flier points to travel
    first class around the world 47 times................
     
    Atheist Chaplain, Nov 18, 2007
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  18. Pete D

    Pete D Guest


    Lighten up, it was a bit of fun in a group that seems to be full of folk
    that would rather stab a sharp stick into someones eye rather than sit down
    and have a beer.

    What will you have maaaaate?

    Cheers.

    Pete
     
    Pete D, Nov 18, 2007
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    Noons Guest

    well said.
    tinnie and prawns, thanks mate!
     
    Noons, Nov 18, 2007
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  20. As long as he doesn't say "chuck another shrimp on the barbie", One of the
    worst campaigns ever run for stereotyping.

    Mick B
     
    Michael Brown, Nov 18, 2007
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