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UncleKnackers 07-07-2010 10:56 PM

Ask an Aussie.
Hey guys, l was prompted by Tom (OldDog/NewTrick) to get involved in a cultural exchange between our great nations. Anything you want to ask about life Down Under, fire away.

But first, kangaroos can not be found bouncing around suburban streets, we don't throw shrimps on the barbie, we do not use the word cobber, koala bears are not cuddly (down right dangerous, try and cuddle one, you'll soon find out!) little animals and yes Redback spiders do live under toilet seats!

ok, l'm ready.

oldognewtrick 07-08-2010 01:56 AM

Alright, when I flush the toilet the water swirls in a clockwise motion. Which way does it swirl Down Under?

(yeah, some of use have indoor plumbing in sticksville USA)

UncleKnackers 07-08-2010 04:21 AM

Oh Boy here we go!!!!!!!!!! if they spin in the same direction , on opposite sides of the planet, it would cause the world to start spinning in that direction, regardless of a which direction it is ,, so eventually the world would be spinning so fast from all the toilets flushing, that soon people would start being slung off the face of the earth,, so there fore I firmly believe that toilets in Australia spin opposite of toilets in America.
Im hope that was clear enough for ya.

inspectorD 07-08-2010 06:09 AM

Is "Elvis" living there? And does the rain fall Up there, as it falls down here? Or do I have that backwards as well. And thanks to Oldog for askin that question, I was afraid to cause I thought it would be a silly one to ask.

Thanks for helpin out.:welcome::banana::banana::welcome:

oldognewtrick 07-08-2010 06:16 AM

OK, its about 7:15 AM here in TN. Is it today or tommorow in Australia? If its tomorrow could you look and see what the winning Lottery numbers are cause this 401K retirement plan isn't quite working out like I'd hoped it would.

TxBuilder 07-08-2010 08:02 AM

Why don't you guys like peanut butter? It's delicious. Also Vegemite,I get it you grew up on it, fermented yeast spread is still gross. Also the term pom, is this an insult down there? I've seen it on other boards and apparently it means Prisoner of her majesty? Is this actually still used? Most of you should be free from her now. People in NewZealand, do you guys really dislike them and they dislike you? It seems to me the equivalent of me disliking Hawaiians.

Nestor_Kelebay 07-08-2010 07:01 PM

Mosquitos in Manitoba don't grow much larger than humming birds. Do they grow bigger in Australia?

Also, where did they get the name "Australia"? Is it an aboriginee word meaning "Far as you can bloody well get from England."

oldognewtrick 07-08-2010 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by inspectorD (Post 46439)
And thanks to Oldog for askin that question, I was afraid to cause I thought it would be a silly one to ask.

Thanks for helpin out.:welcome::banana::banana::welcome:

I try and do my part...

UncleKnackers 07-08-2010 08:35 PM

Boy's, just letting you know that the lotto numbers are 12,6,35,36,23,4 and 1. Don't say l don't ever do anything for ya. Keep them under your hat. You don't want to many people to know.
Nestor, humming bird size mosquitoes are the lavae size ones here in oz. The average one is say the size of an adult crow. Bit of a nuisance really. By the way Nestor l laughed my head off at your definition of Australia. To true!
The concise meaning of the word Australia is; Bloody Hot!
Hey Tx, you're right, the poms over here do have a reputation for being whingers. Now l don't want to upset anyone nor do l want to tar every pom with the same brush but......
The worst thing about them is that they are currently kicking our *** in the cricket!
As far as New Zealanders go they aren't to bad. Whenever one becomes famous, eg Russell Crow, we manage to claim them as our own.

TxBuilder 07-09-2010 06:04 AM

I did not know that. I thought he was Australian. He was in that movie Romper Stomper I saw when I was in my teens. It changed the way I thought of Australia.

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