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Well this sums it nicely. After more than 50 years in this bloody hot dry and dusty country, I say : Mate it's a beauty, and if the crocs don't eat you the sharks will.

Charles

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Bloody Oath Mate

I don't know if I'm Australian now or not.

But living in Tasmania which is a state of Australia separated 

by Bass Strait, most mainlanders don't know we exist down here.

I'm so confused.

But onya for the Tassie Tiger and Devil.:D

cheers

Gumby

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8 minutes ago, chumley said:

" ......most mainlanders don't know we exist down here..."

and I for one am happy to keep it that way.

Yeah it's not to bad is it? I wouldn't live anywhere else

these days. 

cheers

Gumby

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To all non-Australians, please read this humorous article with your tongue firmly planted in your cheeks. Meaning It must be noted that Mr Adams also wrote quite a bit of fiction. i.e. the phrase "Godszone" is more correctly used by our compatriots in New Zealand. I do agree however, never underestimate the usefulness of a stick.:P

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Fun to read and many things I can confirm while I visited Australia in 2018. Especially this part:

 

19 hours ago, Stillwater said:

they are genial, jolly, cheerful and always willing to share a kind word with a stranger

 

Fortunately, I can't confirm the dangerousity (is that a word?) of some animals. We did encounter some herds of kangaroos of which a local said that we were lucky they didn't swarm our way.

 

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Yes, as our towns and cities expand into their territory the mobs are getting more concentrated and even in the outer suburbs of Melbourne for instance it is not uncommon to hit a roo with ones car which can cause quite a lot of damage. My daughters Hyundai in fact is currently having the front left hand guard fixed from such an encounter. The roo in question was able to run off but I imagine is very sore.

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3 hours ago, Scott Harmes said:

Actually, it's pronounced Melb'n.

Exactly! And not like most native German speakers use to pronounce it, namely "Melburn".^_^

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Great piece with so many furphys and the reaction in this thread gives us banana benders so many alternatives for Mel - b'n, burn or bin :rolleyes:

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2 hours ago, TerribleT said:

Great piece with so many furphys and the reaction in this thread gives us banana benders so many alternatives for Mel - b'n, burn or bin :rolleyes:

I thought Melb'n is where Mexicans come from and NSW was the home of Cockroaches.

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4 hours ago, TerribleT said:

us banana benders

Be it the real bananas of the big fibre ones next to the road...

 

2 hours ago, chumley said:

I thought Melb'n is where Mexicans come from and NSW was the home of Cockroaches.

I always thought NSW was home of the funnel web thing.

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5 minutes ago, gumbypickett said:

And Launceston is pronounced  as Lonceston not Lawnceston.

That's mainly for the mainlanders.:D

cheers

Gumby

Now I need to learn, mate: I always called it "Lonie", was that wrong?

(Have been there only 4 times, not enough obviously).

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1 hour ago, Stillwater said:

Now I need to learn, mate: I always called it "Lonie", was that wrong?

(Have been there only 4 times, not enough obviously).

Lonie or lonnie  quite acceptable so long as it doesn't sound

like Lawn. You are now one of us, congrats.:)

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Gumby

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Lets try Brissie - Brisbun -  in the Banana Bending State of Queensland  - beautiful one day - perfect the next

- where the arachnids are pets and keep everything else out of the house -

and my town is an Orbx City Scape

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Chumley mentioned the word "furphy" in his above comment. For the edumication of non-Australians I provide the following link to it's meaning and origin.

Furphy

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48 minutes ago, John Heaton said:

No -- should be -  Huntsfemale --- the males get eaten after the act:o

Unlike many other other spiders rarely does the female attack the male either before, during or after he has used his palps for their purpose.

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8 hours ago, Krono said:

Hiya

A furphy is also now a beer from NSW but yep telling a furphy is the phrase I always think of.

 

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_878604/furphy-refreshing-ale-bottles-375ml

 

 

I tried a furphy about 2yrs ago at a pub here in Lonny, a very 

floral taste I found but cheap from the tap. I didn't mind it.:)

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Gumby

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On 1/15/2021 at 7:44 AM, gumbypickett said:

And Launceston is pronounced  as Lonceston not Lawnceston.

That's mainly for the mainlanders.:D

cheers

Gumby

 

I always thought, the Tassies were the mainlanders.:D

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned one of Australia's true treasures--it's women. I had a date in Tokyo many years ago with a woman from Australia and found her to be wonderful company--intelligent, witty, knowledgeable, and lovely.

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10 minutes ago, Rodger Pettichord said:

I'm surprised no one has mentioned one of Australia's true treasures--it's women. I had a date in Tokyo many years ago with a woman from Australia and found her to be wonderful company--intelligent, witty, knowledgeable, and lovely.

 

Absolutely true. And that's why I'm married to one.:)

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I love the Australians.

 

When I worked in the City of London I mistakenly shipped 400 tons of cocoabutter to Sydney instead of Melbourne.  I cabled our office there to apologise and asked them to pass it on to Melbourne.  They cabled back; 'No worries mate.  We'll pay for it and keep it.  You send another 400 tons to Melbourne'.

 

Having thought I would be sacked, I was congratulated for selling and extra 400 tons!

 

Good on yer mates!

 

JohnY 

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17 hours ago, wolfko said:

 

Absolutely true. And that's why I'm married to one.:)

 

Gerold, I saw your reaction on my above post. There is nothing to laugh about. At least not for me. :lol:

 

 

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