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Offline X-ray

"You know what Australians are like"
« on: January 06, 2005, 08:42:51 PM »
Okay this one I have to share here. I'm watching the program "A new life down under" on Channel 4 and they are documenting the fortunes of three British families who have decided to move to Australia.

One of the couples was looking at a piece of land next to a golf-course. Besides the fact that the husband thought that 16.30 was the hottest time of the day (and he had been 'told so') the best commment was the one from the wife:

"Do you think the cats will poo in the sand? (pointing to the sand traps on the golf course). Because they might shoot the cats, you know what Australians are like."

 :lol:

They were complaining earlier on that they were finding it difficult to socialise. I wonder why...
 

Offline whabang

Re: "You know what Australians are like"
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2005, 07:46:20 AM »
:laughing:
Beating the dead horse since 2002.
 

Offline X-ray

Re: "You know what Australians are like"
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2005, 08:32:54 AM »
I would have loved to have whispered in that woman's ear:

"Don't worry about that...the crocs will get the cats before they make it to the sand trap. Don't go walking on the golf course unless Crocodile Dundee is with you, otherwise you might not come back."
 

Offline PMC

Re: "You know what Australians are like"
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2005, 10:16:39 AM »
Of course, everyone knows that Australians are uncivilized barbarians who wear animal skins and eat cats.  

In fact I'm surprised that they even have golf courses on Australia...

They're descended from criminals you know...

[/irony mode]
Cecilia for President
 

Offline X-ray

Re: "You know what Australians are like"
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2005, 08:00:15 PM »
Ja, I told some of my Aussie colleagues about it at work, and they found it quite funny too.
I had a similar exposure to a 'misconception' when I was working in Dorset in 1990. I was machining pieces of aluminium at a factory, and in the first few days many of my fellow workers were asking me questions about SA. There was one question in particular that I liked:

"Didn't you feel unsafe walking to school? What about the wild animals?"

Of course I couldn't let that go without building on it. So I recounted the terrible sadness we had experienced when yet another dog had been snatched by an eagle from out of our backyard on a Sunday afternoon while we were having a barbecue.