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Old Nov 16th 2008, 12:21 am
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Originally Posted by MartinLuther
Thank you.

I'm having trouble thinking of negatives.
i could help you
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 12:22 am
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Originally Posted by Hutch
Indeed - and at the very worst, at least you're not stuckinblighty
ouch

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Pardon my stupidity, but could you please show me where it says anything on the site rules, terms etc, that you have to be an Briitish Expat to be a member of the site?
It's just that ccording to MikeyC, I'm not one of the sharpest tools in the shed..........
aaah the site rules a complete mystery to many... maybe there's a hint in the sites title?
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Originally Posted by stuckinblighty
i could help you
OK.

1. Our local supermarket doesn't do scotch eggs.
2. Although I found those things that you put on hoses (like Hozelock) I've not yet found one with a STOP function (the thingy that allows you to take the nozzle off without getting wet).
3. New books are expensive.
4. Rural pubs are crap (as you said) and far between. (Note rural: nothing wrong with city pubs.)
5. Beer is more expensive. I now drink more wine so I can't take the piss out of poncey wine drinkers.

How's that for starters...
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 3:16 am
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Originally Posted by BadgeIsBack
Some of these menial style jobs are actually quite specialised. Any fool can now get a Uni degree - and I respect a good degree, and education as much as the next man.
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Of course they are but I'm not sure working in a shop and getting $20 an hour quite matches your idea of specialised.
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Originally Posted by Mikeyc
What I don't understand is why is the UAI score needed to get into a teaching degree lower than the score needed to get into a surfing or a wine degree????

Mikey
Surely you do understand this?
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 3:41 am
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Originally Posted by MartinLuther
OK.

1. Our local supermarket doesn't do scotch eggs.
2. Although I found those things that you put on hoses (like Hozelock) I've not yet found one with a STOP function (the thingy that allows you to take the nozzle off without getting wet).
3. New books are expensive.
4. Rural pubs are crap (as you said) and far between. (Note rural: nothing wrong with city pubs.)
5. Beer is more expensive. I now drink more wine so I can't take the piss out of poncey wine drinkers.

How's that for starters...
1. Ours do
2. Bunnings do a similar one, so when you take of the nozzle, the water supply stops.

Or: from the UK site for £5.29
is also available in NSW for $5.95 AUD or (£2.53)

I do apologise for the positive nature of this post... so...

I positively agree that Books are expensive here...

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Old Nov 16th 2008, 3:56 am
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Originally Posted by Possums
aaah the site rules a complete mystery to many... maybe there's a hint in the sites title?

I was taking the piss out of the OP, as half the "British Expats", term used loosely, on this site couldn't be counted as some of the sharpest either.
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Originally Posted by MartinLuther
4. Rural pubs are crap (as you said) and far between. (Note rural: nothing wrong with city pubs.)
Odd comment, since most towns can have up to 5 or 6 pubs and clubs. At least they are down to earth and most have some atmosphere, with none of the shite that is found in so-called city "pubs", which are pubs in name only now. A proper term for city pubs could be sterile boutique hotels with no atmosphere.
I'd like to know how many "rural" pubs you have been to? Better yet, have you spent anytime in rural areas, and I don't mean outer suburbs?
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There are quite a few reasonable local pubs. However they all have tellies. Great conversalists Australians aren't they. Indeed ,books are expensive. Mmm. Thought provoking isn't it.
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Indeed ,books are expensive. Mmm. Thought provoking isn't it.
Reading a book on the beach isn't easy, as the breeze keeps turning the pages!
 
Old Nov 16th 2008, 5:27 am
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Doesn't it just ... Our beach is covered in it !!!
 
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Originally Posted by The Bloke
Odd comment, since most towns can have up to 5 or 6 pubs and clubs. At least they are down to earth and most have some atmosphere, with none of the shite that is found in so-called city "pubs", which are pubs in name only now. A proper term for city pubs could be sterile boutique hotels with no atmosphere.
I'd like to know how many "rural" pubs you have been to? Better yet, have you spent anytime in rural areas, and I don't mean outer suburbs?
Agree - plenty of great pubs in and around the Dandenong Ranges
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aaah the site rules a complete mystery to many... maybe there's a hint in the sites title?
The site is not necessarily for British Expats, but was started by British Expats. Lots of us here are not British, have never been to UK and don't ever intend to be in UK.

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