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Old Dec 17th 2004, 3:15 pm
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Default Re: Bothered Australian

Originally Posted by heraldic
......Wrong! I have no problem with Scottish or Welsh ex-pats -its the hordes of English that bother me. they are the ones with the attitude I described. I never mentioned the UK or Britain.
I put a thread on the forum the other day about Nasty Ignorant People and the downright racist abuse my sister-in-law received in Melbourne - with her being from Malaysia. http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=271594

Heraldic - do you realise that you are being EXACTLY like this towards people from England?????? I think you need to either revise your views or just retire to the land of Trollism because you obviously are totally un-informed and being so ridiculous in what you are saying.

How dare you say that we are all trying to escape for the ridiculous reasons you quote in your posts. Be aware that my mother is an Australian Citizen, my father being English.......... I see from BOTH points of view and find you offensive to say the least.

I will also be proud to call myself an Australian Citizen, and will be proud to tell people that I live in the great land of Australia, and contribute to its growing economy.

I think we must rejoice that the majority of Australians do not have your narrow-minded attitude to new migrants.

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Old Dec 17th 2004, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by diddy
Whilst we're generalising, can I add that all people from Ipswich (England)have bad hair.

Hope this helps,

Paul.
Only ever known one bloke from Ipswuch, when I was at college, and yes 0 his hair was $^%$^%%&$%
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Old Dec 17th 2004, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by diddy
Whilst we're generalising, can I add that all people from Ipswich (England)have bad hair.

Hope this helps,

Paul.
Not been to Ipswich, maybe they could make a tourist-attraction out of it?
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Old Dec 17th 2004, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Pollyana
Hmm.... half Welsh and half English, am I in favour or not?

Run out of pizza now,I'm just relaxing in the back row with wine and crisps......
Me too Pollyanna, think I'll just relax and watch them fight it out.

Not allowed wine at work, so chocolate will have to suffice for now.

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Old Dec 17th 2004, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Deadmeat
Not been to Ipswich, maybe they could make a tourist-attraction out of it?
I think you're onto something. I can see the tourist PR now:

"Come to Ipswich if you dare, coz all you'll see is really bad hair".

Think I'll stick to accounting.

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Old Dec 17th 2004, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by diddy
I think you're onto something. I can see the tourist PR now:

"Come to Ipswich if you dare, coz all you'll see is really bad hair".

Think I'll stick to accounting.

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Or ... "Ipswich ... at least it's not Norwich"?
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Old Dec 17th 2004, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by heraldic
The way you referred to English this, and England that, leads me believe that you are either not well informed, or more likely, not very intelligent.
I'll assume that you are the latter, and haven't come to terms with the fact that the UK is made up of Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
The fact that you say you now live in the UK makes the fact that you don't seem to know this, even more incredible!



......Wrong! I have no problem with Scottish or Welsh ex-pats -its the hordes of English that bother me. they are the ones with the attitude I described. I never mentioned the UK or Britain.
OK. So you're letting Scots & Welsh off the hook, but you're still generalising / patronising / stereotyping, the English members of this forum.

As I said before, you can't tar everyone with the same brush!

As Martin Luther King famously said. "Do not judge a man by the colour of his skin, but by the content of his character".

Does this not translate into Aussie as, "Fair go"?
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Old Dec 17th 2004, 3:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Deadmeat
Or ... "Ipswich ... at least it's not Norwich"?
I like it.

I work in Norwich. Their genuine slogan is "Norwich, a fine City".

They must have spent years thinking that one up. It's really moves you and makes you wanna relocate to Norwich eh?

Maybe we should have a thread on pants slogans for Aussie towns.

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Old Dec 17th 2004, 3:29 pm
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Old Dec 17th 2004, 3:29 pm
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Default Re: Bothered Australian

Originally Posted by Deadmeat
Or ... "Ipswich ... at least it's not Norwich"?
My hubby will have just finished work in Ipswich for the VERY last time. Don't think he'll be too sad to leave.

I remember once being told a story about a doctor who used the abbreviation N.F.N on someones medical notes. He was being hauled across the coals because apparently it was an in-joke amongst the dr's. It stood for "normal for Norwich"
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Old Dec 17th 2004, 3:33 pm
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Old Dec 17th 2004, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Pollyana
This could be the Expats Drinking Session that beats all! I;ve seen Proofreader when she gets into the red wine, so with me, the Madsads, and Deadmeat as well....I wonder if the bottle shops are ready for this....... :scared:
Seriously looking forward to it!

Us too, should be fun & games!!
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Old Dec 17th 2004, 3:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Deadmeat
Not been to Ipswich, maybe they could make a tourist-attraction out of it?
how would that work? put some ipswichians on a bandstand and tourist's wander by pointing at their hair?
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Old Dec 17th 2004, 3:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Deadmeat
Or ... "Ipswich ... at least it's not Norwich"?
AN IPSWICH JOKE

Bloke To Ipswich Guy: why have you got two heads?

Ipswich Guy: cos my dad cut the other one off!!
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Old Dec 17th 2004, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Ghostface
how would that work? put some ipswichians on a bandstand and tourist's wander by pointing at their hair?
We could make a fortune.
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