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Old Nov 1st 2009, 12:17 am
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Originally Posted by DunRoaminTheUK
Also, given that Britain gave about 90% of the place-names to Australia
What ere they drinking when they came up with names like Emu? Or Wombat? Or Kangaroo Flat? Or Kangaroo Point?

Or Alligator Creek? WTF?
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 12:58 am
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Originally Posted by DunRoaminTheUK
I think the advertising slogan for Weet-Bix should really be changed to "Weetbix - A cereal that punches well above it's weight!".

Also, given that Britain gave law and order, the Justice System, architecture, about 90% of the place-names and AC-DC to Australia I can't help thinking that we've been short-changed when you think that all Australia has given us in return is Weet-Bix?
What Britain stole from Australia was Lebensraum (living space), a great benefit to the British else extreme claustrophobia and enochlophobia would have seen them return to warring on each other.

After arriving in Australia, the ungrateful sods then set about pining for 'ome and, in total disregard for reality, the names of the objectives of their homing instincts was stamped on many unlike places. Thus the locatity of Loxton in the Murray Mallee to some poor suffering soul resembled Loxton in Somerset.
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 1:08 am
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Default Re: Same brand, different name...

Originally Posted by DunRoaminTheUK
I think the advertising slogan for Weet-Bix should really be changed to "Weetbix - A cereal that punches well above it's weight!".

Also, given that Britain gave law and order, the Justice System, architecture, about 90% of the place-names and AC-DC to Australia I can't help thinking that we've been short-changed when you think that all Australia has given us in return is Weet-Bix?
The Aqueducts?
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 1:31 am
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Originally Posted by BadgeIsBack
The Aqueducts?
All right ... all right ... but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order ... what have the Poms ever done for us?
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Originally Posted by DunRoaminTheUK
All right ... all right ... but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order ... what have the Poms ever done for us?
Shown that all the above are vital when control of population growth has been lost.
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 1:56 am
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Originally Posted by WillBlack
What Britain stole from Australia was Lebensraum (living space), a great benefit to the British else extreme claustrophobia and enochlophobia would have seen them return to warring on each other.

After arriving in Australia, the ungrateful sods then set about pining for 'ome and, in total disregard for reality, the names of the objectives of their homing instincts was stamped on many unlike places. Thus the locatity of Loxton in the Murray Mallee to some poor suffering soul resembled Loxton in Somerset.
The 2 Liverpools are sooo alike LOL
Other than in department stores what ever happened to Manchester?
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 2:50 am
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Originally Posted by wanderingwombat
The 2 Liverpools are sooo alike LOL
Other than in department stores what ever happened to Manchester?
I think that answers itself.
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Originally Posted by wanderingwombat
The 2 Liverpools are sooo alike LOL
Other than in department stores what ever happened to Manchester?
The IRA gave it a facelift
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Originally Posted by wanderingwombat
The 2 Liverpools are sooo alike LOL
Other than in department stores what ever happened to Manchester?
There are a few (perhaps Manchester was not upper most on the pining scale):
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of which COUNTY OF MANCHESTER is especially poignant.


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Originally Posted by WillBlack
There are a few (perhaps Manchester was not upper most on the pining scale):
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of which COUNTY OF MANCHESTER is esspecially poignant.

http://www.outdoorssa.com.au/images/...%20Ranges2.jpg
It's been rebuilt since
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 3:28 am
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Originally Posted by Bernieboy
It's been rebuilt since
Must exist only as a mirage in some poor pining Poms mind, perhaps deranged by dehydration, because there was no Manchester apparent when I passed through the area two weeks ago.

Perhaps dreaming of a long, cool, slaking drink:

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Originally Posted by WillBlack
Must exist only as a mirage in some poor pining Poms mind, perhaps deranged by dehydration, because there was no Manchester apparent when I passed through the area two weeks ago.

Perhaps dreaming of a long, cool, slaking drink:

http://www.wellho.net/pix/manchester1.jpg
Drink yes pom NO
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Originally Posted by Bernieboy
Drink yes pom NO
Are you sugesting the County of Manchester was named by an Irishman dreaming that the British would build a city complete with canals so he could, one day, blow it up?
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Originally Posted by WillBlack
Are you sugesting the County of Manchester was named by an Irishman dreaming that the British would build a city complete with canals so he could, one day, blow it up?
Yer weird
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by ABCDiamond
Actually...
Cheddar cheese comes mainly in Mild, Tasty And Vintage Styles. Those are the common three that you will find on the Supermarket shelf.
  • Mild - matures for one to three months.
  • Semi-matured - matures for three to six months.
  • Matured or tasty - matures for six to 12 months.
  • Vintage - matures for 12 to 24 months

We have Bandaids and Elastoplast here.
http://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/i...993/150_CW.jpg Bandaid at www.chemistaustralia.com.au

http://www.elastoplast.com.au/riot-u...90/plastic.jpg Elastoplast at http://www.elastoplast.com.au
But don't you find people call them all bandaids?

Those big bags of tasty shredded cheese sometimes look like the shredding and packing took place 6 to 12 months ago.
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