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#1 Evesmum

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:56 AM

So for those of you who arent in Australia.. Do you all think of it as some kangaroo land and crocodiles?? lol. every1 i talk to thinks that at first!!!

Its so funny because it really isnt like that in over half of australia

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 07:25 AM

So for those of you who arent in Australia.. Do you all think of it as some kangaroo land and crocodiles??
lol. every1 i talk to thinks that at first!!!
Its so funny because it really isnt like that in over half of australia

Lol. not even half of Oz, More like......i dunno 3/4 :thumbsup:

Its mostly either desert or the city/suburbs. Could do with some more nature i say!!!

ANd yes, Evesmum, i too believe that most people think that- my own cousin's in America used to think that too before i set them straight!!
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 07:36 AM

I know its so funny isnt it lol. like damn those people for making crocodile dundee n stuff hahaha.

Where in NSW do you live?? I have heaps of fam in Syd, Bankstown

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 08:12 AM

When I think of Australia,

I think of Nicole Kidman.


Of course,

I also think of Nicole Kidman when I think about ships,

and shoes,

and sealing wax,

and cabbages,

and ........


But, you know, now that I've read this thread,

I'm going to be worried about her -

I hope she isn't attacked by a kangaroo or a crocodile!


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Posted 04 August 2007 - 08:15 AM

Cabbages??? lol what

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:43 AM

I think of roos,wombats,amber nectar and beutiful beaches. I fid the big desert interesting. I think it a amazung thing tha you can have primitive(aboriginal )society in on place and completely modern in another. I know it's not the only place that it occurs but I find that so intiguing. Was surprised reading of the cold winters. Did think any place with a large desert was warmer most of the time.
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 11:24 AM

Hummm.... the "Crocodile Hunter" comes to mind (R.I.P.) along with, Croc farms, the Sydney Opera House, Fosters Lager, the Outback ( not the restaurant ) and all its critters, 'roos, donkeys, snakes , "Shrimp on the barby" , cane toads, Mad Max, Nicole Kidman ,Gigi Edgley and Claudia Black plus Ayers Rock ( Uluru ) along with "A dingo took my baby" and yes Crocodile Dundee . yep those are the first things to pop into my head when I think of "Oz" :flowers:
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 04:22 PM

hehehehehe @ no-one, i think of the rest of the world as "on the other side of the marble". Evesmum it's true, even my rello's from the UK thought they'd be likely to see a roo or a wombat in my backyard !!!!! I live adjoining bushland and we do get quite a bit of native wildlife, and a lot of the smaller "brown" roo's but they're not silly enough to come close to our houses.

boopme you'd have to ask a LOT of native Aussies until you found one that regularly drank Fosters lol. That drop we save for the tourists and it's our biggest exported beer. Could that be cos we all down here think it tastes like wee wee ?
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 04:43 PM

'roos, wambats, dingos, the outback, the Sydney Opera house (we're soon to have a art gallery here that will look similar. ugh, looks good near water but not next to the train tracks and O. Winston Link museum, will post a pic later).

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 05:25 PM

boopme you'd have to ask a LOT of native Aussies until you found one that regularly drank Fosters lol. That drop we save for the tourists and it's our biggest exported beer. Could that be cos we all down here think it tastes like wee wee ?



"Wee wee - Australian for beer!"

Eww, that just don't sound right!

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 05:44 PM

A friend of mine went overseas and he was asked to say something in Australian by the kids of the people he was staying with. :thumbsup:

They wanted to come to Australia so they could ride roos to school!

Not all people are like that.. I hope, haha.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:58 PM

ROFL are u serious.. say somethin australian hahahahahahaha.
Oh Fosters is grooose! Carlton Cold or somethin if we're talkin beer now thats aussie beer lol.

Whattt i hate the sydney opera house it is UGLY!!

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 07:09 PM

Ahhhhh....Australia, the only place to be!

WHO ELSE COULD BRAG ABOUT KILLER SNAKES, KILLER SPIDERS, KILLER KANGAROOS, KILLER WOMBATS, KILLER POSSUMS AND THE EVER FAITHFUL KILLER KOALA!!!

Yesindeedee deedeedoo how we all manage to live here with that laid back attitude is beyond me?
I mean, stepping out your front door is a hazard within itself! There's the killer magpies to consider!
and the occasional stampede of Red kangas down the street! :thumbsup:

Evesmum, I prefer good old Tooheys.
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 07:34 PM

Yeah Extra Dry's not to bad lol. i dunno when thay changed the labels on the extra dry from like paper to whatever the taste changed.. weird..
Yeah, there is so killer koalas i was at the zoo aaages ago and one threw a honkeynut or whatever at me. theyre evil lil things.
And magpies man i always seem to get swooped!!

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 08:23 PM

As a kid I used to deliberately tease the magpies so they would swoop on me, hours of fun that used to be!!
It was always more thrilling and fun if you could feel the tips of their wings hitting you on the head, ahhh the good old days....
I've heard that you never look a koala straight in the eyes, it really gets them irate :thumbsup:
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