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Old Aug 25th 2004, 9:27 pm   #91
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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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doesn't apply to me - never had central heating in the UK!!

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Old Aug 25th 2004, 9:33 pm   #92
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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.

Cheers Sandra
Like Sandra, I am having fits at this thread, its brilliant. I DREAM of central heating, well of any heating really, as I sit here in 5 layers, with my hat on, because the twit I married has the front door wide open when its only 9 degrees outside....and its now 7 degrees inside! :scared:
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lol xx

how ya doin me old mukka? and b4 ya ask....no the slippers aren't cummin...

hope ya keepin well

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Old Aug 25th 2004, 9:44 pm   #95
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we're good Boomie...

Almost ready yourself?

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Almost ready yourself?

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yeah not long now.... we fly to briz on 10th oct......

how is terry not heard from him for ages

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yeah not long now.... we fly to briz on 10th oct......

how is terry not heard from him for ages

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What sort of animal is short, fit and is well endowed. I feel a change of user name coming on..

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Old Aug 25th 2004, 10:14 pm   #98
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keeps a low profile these days...haven't seen since Pommyland.

What sort of animal is short, fit and is well endowed. I feel a change of user name coming on..

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Get a really expensive gas BBQ & start learning how to BBQ badly. Aussies have not got a clue how to BBQ properly. Any monkey can BBQ with gas.
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Stick pages from old catalogues in your post box to get used to the large amounts of adverts and flyers of specials...

(which, really, is no bad thing..)
 
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Tip: to become a Oz 'talkback radio host'.

i) practice phrases that begin with "I say...". Eg "I say send them all back", "I say, if they don't want to work for $3 a month, let 'em starve!"
Nah Mike this is too Brit or Alf Garnett..

start any sentence with:

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Go back and edit your posts over a year later to cover any mistruths you may of told.

A normal non-incitement post from Badgers
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Based on my limited experience of Australian life...

Save tears later - warn the kids Veggie Mite is not a make of chocolate spread...

...also a top tip from another expat...if you are looking for accommodation, save dead cockroaches from the dodgier properties so you can drop them discretely later if faced with competition for a hot property......!
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Practice owning a car in Australia by taking a UK car in reasonable condition and walk around it a couple of times hitting it randomly with a claw hammer. This is what will happen to you after a few weeks of visits to the local shopping mall.

Practice giving your kids Australian names by randomly pulling letters out of a Scrabble bag until you get names like Taylah or Jaydon.
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Old Aug 26th 2004, 1:32 am   #105
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Practice owning a car in Australia by taking a UK car in reasonable condition and walk around it a couple of times hitting it randomly with a claw hammer. This is what will happen to you after a few weeks of visits to the local shopping mall.

Practice giving your kids Australian names by randomly pulling letters out of a Scrabble bag until you get names like Taylah or Jaydon.

I hate those unusal (i.e. stupid) spellings of 'normal' names like Katelin, Rees, Kris, Sharyn, Mishel.
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