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degoose

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01-25-2010 at 05:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor tip question rustic

You know you’re Australian if….

You know the meaning of ‘girt’

You believe that stubbies can either be worn or drunk

You think it is normal to have a Prime Minister called Kevin

You’ve made a bong out of your garden hose rather than use it for something illegal such as watering the garden

When you hear that an American ‘roots for his team’ you wonder how often and with whom

You understand that the phrase ‘a group of women wearing black thongs’ refers to footwear and may be less alluring than it sounds

You pronounce Melbourne as ‘Mel-bin’

You pronounce Penrith as ‘Pen-riff’

You believe the ‘L’ in the word ’ Australia ’ is optional

You can translate: ‘Dazza and Shazza played Acca Dacca on the way to Maccas’

You believe it makes perfect sense for a nation to decorate its highways with large fibreglass bananas, prawns and sheep

You call your best friend ‘a total bastard’ but someone you really, truly despise is just ‘a bit of a bastard’

You think ‘Woolloomooloo’ is a perfectly reasonable name for a place

You believe is makes sense for a country to have a $1 coin that’s twice as big as its $2 coin

You understand that ‘Wagga Wagga’ can be abbreviated to ‘Wagga’ but ‘Woy Woy’ can’t be called ‘Woy’

You believe that cooked-down axlegrease makes a good breakfast spread

You believe all famous Kiwis are actually Australian, until they stuff up, at which point they again become Kiwis

You know, whatever the tourist books say, that no one says ‘cobber’

You know that certain words must, by law, be shouted out during any rendition of the Angels’ song ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’

You believe, as an article of faith, that the confectionary known as the Wagon Wheel has become smaller with every passing year

You still don’t get why the ‘Labor’ in ‘Australian Labor Party’ is not spelt with a ‘U

You wear ugh boots outside the house

You believe that the more you shorten someone’s name the more you like them

Whatever your linguistic skills, you find yourself able to order takeaway fluently in every Asian language

You understand that ‘excuse me’ can sound rude, while ‘scuse me’ is always polite

You know what it’s like to swallow a fly, on occasions via your nose

You understand that ‘you’ has a plural and that it’s ‘youse’

You know it’s not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to handle

You biggest family argument over the summer

You still think of Kylie as ‘that girl off Neighbours’

When returning home from overseas, you expect to be brutally strip-searched by Customs – just in case you’re trying to sneak in fruit

You believe the phrase ‘smart casual’ refers to a pair of black tracky-daks, suitably laundered

You understand that all train timetables are works of fiction

When working at a bar, you understand male customers will feel the need to offer an excuse whenever they order low-alcohol beer

You get choked up with emotion by the first verse of the national anthem and then have trouble remembering the second

You find yourself ignorant of nearly all the facts deemed essential in the government’s new test for migrants.

You will immediately forward this list to other Australians, here and overseas, realising that only they will understand!!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...


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pommy

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 at 05:42 PM

hey hows your new KING to be doing overthere at the moment

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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pommy

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#2 posted 01-25-2010 at 05:43 PM

how long before your totaly wasted on xxxx

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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degoose

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#3 posted 01-25-2010 at 05:46 PM

No XXXX until after work… at 1930 hours… lol

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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dustbunny

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#4 posted 01-25-2010 at 05:55 PM

Larry,
Happy Australia Day !!
I don’t understand half of what this reads,
I think I need to spend some time in Australia : )
Very funny stuff.

Lisa

P.S.- I like your new picture !!

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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#5 posted 01-25-2010 at 06:06 PM

Happy Australia day. Least now I’ll know when I’m there. :-))

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#6 posted 01-25-2010 at 06:09 PM

happy day , bro !

sounds like a good reason ,
to have a barbbie ,
and some swill !

take the day off ,
and celebrate on me !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 01-25-2010 at 06:13 PM

Happy Australia Day my friend.

Any chance you can send your “shop helpers” over here to….uh, help me?

-- Having fun...Eric

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papadan

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#8 posted 01-25-2010 at 06:16 PM

It’s alright Lisa, seeing Larry, those must be nieces or cousins. LOL

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Russel

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#9 posted 01-25-2010 at 06:20 PM

Huh?

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#10 posted 01-25-2010 at 06:27 PM

Larry, How much did it cost to get those babes to stand still for a picture :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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degoose

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#11 posted 01-25-2010 at 06:33 PM

I just told them I was “Lazy Larry” lmao

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 01-25-2010 at 06:42 PM

lmao to ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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russv

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#13 posted 01-25-2010 at 06:50 PM

wait a minute, i gotta get my aussie to american dictionary book.

don’t be a piker at the waterhole , ya pelican
russv

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#14 posted 01-25-2010 at 07:00 PM

For the record, this “yank” loves vegemite – it’s just impossible to find.

As for Woolloomooloo, we have Massachusets, Mississippi, Tallahassee, Okeefenokee, and many more, with the same origin as yours.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 01-25-2010 at 07:10 PM

You know your Australian if you don’t drink Fosters! Happy Australia day,mates!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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