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Calling all Australians!
ozoneocean at 6:49PM, Jan. 20, 2010
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I know we have a few rarefied antipodean examples of godly awesomeness here, myself included. But How many?

There's RuseBolton who posted just now, Warefish, Cartoonprofessor, ParkerFarker, and a few others…

Basically; Post if you're Aussie! :)
 
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Nergal at 7:05PM, Jan. 20, 2010
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Do I get something cool if I say I'm an Aussie?
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Anubis at 7:20PM, Jan. 20, 2010
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Im not an aussie. I just live here. Do i count?
(Kiwi in Adelaide)
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ozoneocean at 7:33PM, Jan. 20, 2010
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Nergal
Do I get something cool if I say I'm an Aussie?
AIDS :(
Anubis
Im not an aussie. I just live here. Do i count?
(Kiwi in Adelaide)
Of course, even if you didn't. Kiwis count as honorary Aussies automatically :)
 
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lothar at 7:51PM, Jan. 20, 2010
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does japan count as part of australia ?
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therealtj at 8:04PM, Jan. 20, 2010
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I've watched both the Crocodile Dundee movies.

Does that count?

“The only moral it is possible to draw from this story is that one should never throw the letter Q into a privet bush, but unfortunately there are times when it is unavoidable.”
-Douglas Adams, The Restaurant At the End of the Universe
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ozoneocean at 8:07PM, Jan. 20, 2010
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does japan count as part of australia ?
Well apparently the reason you get earthquakes there is because the Aussie tectonic plate is overlapping the Japanese one. (I could be wrong. My geography teacher wore bow ties… red ones. With spots. He also wore a brown tweed jacket with leather patches on the elbows. Seriously.)

So yeah… Japan will eventually be made into part of Australia!
therealtj
I've watched both the Crocodile Dundee movies.

Does that count?
Only if you can play knifey spoony.
 
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AzuJOD at 9:25PM, Jan. 20, 2010
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Ooh, ooh! I'm Australian! I'm Australian!
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ksteak at 10:16PM, Jan. 20, 2010
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*farts loudly*
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RuseBolton at 12:21AM, Jan. 21, 2010
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ozoneocean
There's RuseBolton who posted just now, Warefish, Cartoonprofessor, ParkerFarker, and a few others…

Basically; Post if you're Aussie! :)

WOOT! Honourable Mention!

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!
OY! OY! OY!

Damn… i am that guy…:)

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BffSatan at 4:52AM, Jan. 21, 2010
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Yup.

We're an ok bunch of people, I guess, sometimes.
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ozoneocean at 5:24AM, Jan. 21, 2010
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AzuJOD
Ooh, ooh! I'm Australian! I'm Australian!
ksteak
*farts loudly*
RuseBolton
Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!
OY! OY! OY!
BffSatan
Yup.
Oh what a brave and noble people we are! Afterall, we're girt by sea. ;)
 
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Ironscarf at 1:55PM, Jan. 21, 2010
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I'm not an Aussie but:

I play the digeridoo.
I enjoy throwing things on the barbie.
I drink lots of tinnies.
I cried at the end of Rabbit Proof Fence.

Oh no - I think I just disqualified myself with man tears. :cry2:
 
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JustNoPoint at 5:57PM, Jan. 21, 2010
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I don't think so. According to my comic Australia will be an evil super power or something in the future. I can't let you guys start uniting now. By next week you'll all be dressing like the freak in my link!
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RuseBolton at 6:16PM, Jan. 21, 2010
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I don't think so. According to my comic Australia will be an evil super power or something in the future. I can't let you guys start uniting now. By next week you'll all be dressing like the freak in my link!

Hmm… I don't think that was the point, but now that you mention it… i could do with a little evil in my day, thanks for the tip :evil:

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ParkerFarker at 12:08AM, Jan. 22, 2010
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Now I feel like I should mention some Aussie actors: Naomi Watts and Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman… and Eric Bana… and Sam Worthington… and Simon Baker… and Toni Colette… And I guess Russell Crowe too… and Mel Gibson… and some other people too.

“We are in the stickiest situation since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.” - Blackadder
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ozoneocean at 4:53AM, Jan. 22, 2010
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Oh no - I think I just disqualified myself with man tears. :cry2:
That's right. In the words of the Monty Python “Bruce” sketch: no pooftas.

I joke, of course. We are proud of our pride marches.

But yeah- the true Aussie reaction is stony-faced denial with a tinge of grudging respect. ^___^

JustNoPoint
I don't think so. According to my comic Australia will be an evil super power
Sounds 100% true to life to me.

ParkerFarker
Aussie actors
Well Russell Crowe is a Kiwi (honorary Aussie), and Mel Gibson is really a Yank. Heh, I guess that's why you put them on the end eh? ;)

Greatest Aussie expat actor had to be Errol Flynn! When I think of pirates I think of Errol as Captain Blood, when I think of Robin Hood, only Errol ever comes to mind- all others are crappy looser fakers. >:\

 
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RuseBolton at 10:53AM, Jan. 22, 2010
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Ironscarf
Oh no - I think I just disqualified myself with man tears. :cry2:
That's right. In the words of the Monty Python “Bruce” sketch: no pooftas.


But yeah- the true Aussie reaction is stony-faced denial with a tinge of grudging respect. ^___^



I believe it was best said or in this case sung, in the ‘New Australian Anthem’ by Tripod -

We've got enough different foods now,
We've got some quite good bands,
So let's all grit our teeth and sort of hold hands.

Sorry no YouTube link… it seems no-one has posted a video for it…
But if you do want it the full lyrics are here: http://members.optusnet.com.au/pennywyatt/Interests/Tripod/SongInAnHour3/Song%20in%20an%20Hour08.html
& you can apparently download the MP3 without being threated with Piracy warnings…

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usedbooks at 11:05AM, Jan. 22, 2010
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We'll have an Aussie in the house tomorrow. My sister's boyfriend is on the way. He's technically English and was born in Zimbabwe, but he grew up and lives in Perth.

When my sister stayed there, her name was instantly shortened from Christine to Chris. And her bf Roland is called Ro. Do Aussies fear multisyllabic names, or was this just his family?
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ozoneocean at 11:45AM, Jan. 22, 2010
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RuseBolton
So let's all grit our teeth and sort of hold hands.
lol! Rings true.
usedbooks
Do Aussies fear multisyllabic names, or was this just his family?
Shockingly so!
A far worse offense though is the arbitrary addition of “O” to the end various names and terms…
Damien == Damo (pronounced Day-mo)
Milkman == Milko
Musician == Muso (pronounced Mew-zo)
 
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Niccea at 11:49AM, Jan. 22, 2010
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I have Fosters in the fridge…sometimes I get pissed.

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RuseBolton at 12:16PM, Jan. 22, 2010
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usedbooks
Do Aussies fear multisyllabic names, or was this just his family?
Shockingly so!
A far worse offense though is the arbitrary addition of “O” to the end various names and terms…
Damien == Damo (pronounced Day-mo)
Milkman == Milko
Musician == Muso (pronounced Mew-zo)


Nothing anoyed me more than when someone would call me Damo, after long enough though people seems to get the point & also appeared to get lazier & just started calling me ‘D’.
But to add a few to the list -
Servo == Service station
Smoko == To have a cigarette/sometimes used to refer to a 10-15 minute break.
Jonno == John/Jonny

Well, just to push the matter further there is also the matter of adding ‘a’ as in the sound when saying ‘at’ but even going as far as adding a ‘zz’ to the end of names such as -
Lozza == Lauren
Bazza == Barry
Wozza == Warren? Don't ask me…
Bugga == Bugger, that one letter makes all the difference

a demonstration -

Me:'awesome its time for a smoko, damn i'm out… Jonno, Lozza, you guy's need smokes? i'm heading down to the servo'.
Jonno: Nah mate, we're all good, but the servo ‘l be closed now, you’ll need to go the the Milko, but watch yourself around that Muso, he's cunning, rob you blind he will.

Damn, my spell check hates me now…:dizzy:

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JustNoPoint at 12:50PM, Jan. 22, 2010
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I'll take note to replicate this way of speaking when I have to add the Aussie's into my comic. KRYCKIE!
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ParkerFarker at 4:35PM, Jan. 22, 2010
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I'll take note to replicate this way of speaking when I have to add the Aussie's into my comic. KRYCKIE!

KRYCKIE?! Jusso you spelt that one way wrong. It's“crickey”, mate.

“We are in the stickiest situation since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.” - Blackadder
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JustNoPoint at 4:42PM, Jan. 22, 2010
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Google FAILED ME!!!

That looks more like cricket XD
Aussie's spell things strangely!
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ParkerFarker at 6:54PM, Jan. 22, 2010
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I did my own google search to find the blaspheming website and it turns out I may be wrong too. Crikey is probably the more correct spelling… I am ashamed…

“We are in the stickiest situation since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.” - Blackadder
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therealtj at 6:41PM, Jan. 25, 2010
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I did my own google search to find the blaspheming website and it turns out I may be wrong too. Crikey is probably the more correct spelling… I am ashamed…
And you call yourself Australian.

“The only moral it is possible to draw from this story is that one should never throw the letter Q into a privet bush, but unfortunately there are times when it is unavoidable.”
-Douglas Adams, The Restaurant At the End of the Universe
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ParkerFarker at 9:00PM, Jan. 25, 2010
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ParkerFarker
I did my own google search to find the blaspheming website and it turns out I may be wrong too. Crikey is probably the more correct spelling… I am ashamed…
And you call yourself Australian.
Oh god it's true, it's all true…

And also Happy Australia Day, everyone!

“We are in the stickiest situation since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.” - Blackadder
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AzuJOD at 10:59PM, Jan. 25, 2010
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ParkerFarker
And also Happy Australia Day, everyone!

What he said…
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ozoneocean at 11:02PM, Jan. 25, 2010
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ParkerFarker
And also Happy Australia Day, everyone!

What he said…
Happy Australia day!
 
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