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Old Aug 25th 2004, 4:12 pm   #76
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hi guys

Very funny thread...keep it going!

Bindi, you must have been in the UK for long enough to realise that this is part of the UK sense of humour...we take the p*ss out of things...doesn't mean we hate it all (well not always anyway!) it's just our way.

FWIW I'm loving it in Australia, I was born here but spent most of my life in Yorkshire so I'm very confused (it doesn't take much believe me!!) but I can soooo relate to many of the things said here.

Just take it with a pinch of salt and enjoy it. And if you want a laugh at how the aussies see the english check out:

www.thisisparramatta.com/ozinengland2/

Lighten up peeps!!

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ps. spend your weekends driving up the motorways behind a 1.0car pulling a caravan to get a feel for the speed of the traffic on the freeways here!
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Save all those scraps of soap left over to make one new one. Cheap and colourful too!
And, according to the Aussies, the soap makes a great place for us brits to hide our money under as well!
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[QUOTE=sophia]hi guys

Very funny thread...keep it going!

Bindi, you must have been in the UK for long enough to realise that this is part of the UK sense of humour...we take the p*ss out of things...doesn't mean we hate it all (well not always anyway!) it's just our way.

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Well said Sophia

It is also worth noting that most of the posts on this thread are from expats living quite happily in Australia.

My tip: Remember Australians take any micky-taking very personally

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Ask your postman if he would mind screwing up all the mail and dropping it on the ground somewhere near you front gate, to get you used to the idea of not having a letter box (and to get you used to the state your mail will arrive in)

remember also that your mail will either be sunbleached, or dripping wet, and often stuffed in a box that makes a bonzer home for redbacks and other such spiders who have ready access to a supurb food source (your hand)!
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Old Aug 25th 2004, 4:40 pm   #80
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Bindi, you must have been in the UK for long enough to realise that this is part of the UK sense of humour...we take the p*ss out of things...doesn't mean we hate it all (well not always anyway!) it's just our way.
Hi Sophia,

Yep I've definitely been here long enough to get the p*ss take sense of humour... and I have an English mum (Northern too!) so I was brought up with it! I have actually been laughing at most of the replies!!!

We have less than 10 weeks til we arrive there and we're really feeling the pressure now! I was trying to get a few serious suggestions back in the thread, but at the same time chuck in a subtle attempt at sarcasm... English people think moving to England is a piece of cake... it can be bl**dy hard at times!!!

Anyway, despite all the full-on ups and downs of moving around the world to whatever 'foreign' country you choose, you do come out laughing at the other end!

Glad you are enjoying Oz, I can't wait to get home and rediscover it for myself (good and bad bits!).. so I'm off to sit in the refrigerator section of my local Tesco so that I remember what it's like to work in air-conditioning!!!

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Continuing on a thread I am pissing myself at.......

When Aussies ask after two years here....and it is peeing down and very cold

AUS/UK

You must be used to IT?.....nope mate I had central heating!

Central HeatING?....yes radiators and double glazing?

Must of worn a lot of LAYERS THEN?.....nope T shirt and jog bottoms to walk about the whole house not just a single room.

Stewth Mate you must have had MONEY?.......Nope mate just central heating and double glazing.

.......etc etc

I love this thread I have never laughed so much.....I would pack my bags and go home if I wasn't enjoying myself here as well!!!

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Well I have nothing to add in the way of tips, but can I just say that you guys have seriously brightened my s*** day and I thank you all sincerely........I needed cheering up and you have certainly done that .......
'Beaut'.......'Heaps'........'Good onya'
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This is a brill thread, keep the tips coming guys.
For people like us waiting to get to Oz it's fantastic. It's sooooo funny reading all your silly tips
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This is a brill thread, keep the tips coming guys.
For people like us waiting to get to Oz it's fantastic. It's sooooo funny reading all your silly tips
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Silly Tips? Silly Tips?

I was just getting myself sorted reading this excellent advise...two years in and someone is giving me the advise I needed 24 months ago.............!

PS.....When in AUS on beaches without people on ....it is not a blessing...there is a reason ASK!

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4) Get used to being called 'convict' at some stage by EVERYBODY and watching them giggle incessantly.
Of course, real Aussies know that it is impossible for all Australians to be descended from the convicts. No, most people are descended from the screws!
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My tip: Remember Australians take any micky-taking very personally
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I found especially that jokes like "What's the difference between Australia and yoghurt? A: Yoghourt has a culture of its own" and "What do you call a flea in an Aussie's head? A: A space invader" tended not to go down well.

But I enjoyed "Did you hear about the guy who fell through a screen door? He strained himself!"

I could tell some others but this is a family site!
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