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Old 05-30-2006, 12:47 PM   #46
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so now you undestand what i was thinking and what 4U2Play wrote -- that it was deeply offensive for dazzlingamy to characterize the US in such a sweeping, uninformed manner, and to use that cheap denigration to then elevate Australia.

Thanks, Irvine!

I usually avoid spelling things out for people, but I guess sometimes it's needed.

dazzlingamy did what a lot of people do: act morally superior to America in order to somehow prove the righteousness of her own country.

Acting morally superior to the US is not a hard thing to do. Many Americans readily agree, and aren't afraid to admit, that we are a racist nation, and that racism is a problem here... just like every other nation on the planet, including Australia.

However, expect some prodding when claims such as this are made: "We are multicultural, and on the whole compared to places like the US, we embraced that wholeheartedly."


"As a black man I feel I am treated better in Britain as a stranger than Aborigines are treated in their own land."

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/...789939957.html
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:51 PM   #47
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Would it be possible for me to bungee off Harbour Bridge in Sydney when I come there??? And I'm assuming I should skip Alice Springs completely then eh??


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Old 05-30-2006, 01:12 PM   #48
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is it possible to describe a "typical" Australian? i.e., what do you think might be considered national "characteristics"?

if not, is there a "typical" person from the following cities:

Melbourne
Sydney
Perth
Brisbane

and any others
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:24 PM   #49
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Ms Giggles - No it is not possible to bungee off the Harbour Bridge (unless you want to go to prison). You can climb over it, climb up the towers, sail under it or walk/catch a train or drive a car across it, but no bungee.
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Ms Giggles - No it is not possible to bungee off the Harbour Bridge (unless you want to go to prison). You can climb over it, up the towers and walk/catch a train or drive a car across it, but no bungee.

um. Ok. So...how are Australian prisons?

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Old 05-31-2006, 04:49 AM   #51
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is it possible to describe a "typical" Australian? i.e., what do you think might be considered national "characteristics"?

if not, is there a "typical" person from the following cities:

Melbourne
Sydney
Perth
Brisbane

and any others
I think it would be impossible because we are such a culturally diverse nation.

Melburnians like to be portrayed as obsessed with football, but I wouldn't call it an "obsession" with football, more of a ritual forced upon us (which is not a bad thing).

Though the media does try to perpetuate stereotypical notions of a dinky-di Aussie, and a lot of people seem to lap these up and indulge in that kind of lifestyle, so ultimately, i becomes real.
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Old 05-31-2006, 08:32 AM   #52
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Here is a few clips to help define what a typical aussie bloke is like! Check out my fav....the budgie smuggler clips.

click here

aussie blokes and their sheds

bugie smugglers

Also don't forget to get the latest weather report done by our very own Chopper Reid!
How's the weather chop!
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He,he,he!!
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Re: Australia in genral

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hey, im looking to discuss about Australia, post topics, or ask question about the country, talk about sports, politics anything!
never been but loads of my schoolfriends went to live there.

love the sporting rivalry particularly cricket and rugby - never a dull match of either. always a great atmosphere here when the aussies visit and good natured banter and drinking with them afterwards.
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He,he,he!!
Love your sig as well fly so high!
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^ *bows*

Thankyou!
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I thought i might post this link as i everytime i hear some of you call thongs "flip-flops" and G-Strings "thongs" ! I hope this finds you better edumacated

Speak properly!
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lol!

so funny

Just reading back on this thread.... very interesting he he he
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i cant believe all of them are australian. surely other people say a lot of them too.

has anyone complained about the heat yet?
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Ok guys, I'll talk about Australia. It's the place to be!

It's the place to beee!!

Ok, that's about all I got to say about Australia. Also it is very big and not terribly important in world affairs, so if you don't wanna die, come to... Australia! Not a very catchy slogan, perhaps.

However, we do wrestle snakes. And, stuff.
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