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Turban Explorer Jan 20th 2011 8:26 am

Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
As life is a glorious journey filled with wondrous experience we constantly learn new things (wretch).... today I've discovered

1) The Yanks call Tunisia 'Tune - eesh - year'
2) My 1 year old cat, Outboard, can lay a turd the size of King Kong's finger
3) A massive brown stripey spider found in the car can evade an industrial hoover

What about yous?

DeadVim Jan 20th 2011 8:41 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by Turban Explorer (Post 9115358)
As life is a glorious journey filled with wondrous experience we constantly learn new things (wretch).... today I've discovered

1) The Yanks call Tunisia 'Tune - eesh - year'
2) My 1 year old cat, Outboard, can lay a turd the size of King Kong's finger
3) A massive brown stripey spider found in the car can evade an industrial hoover

What about yous?

1) Wynnum/Manly/Lota seafront is quite nice actually
2) That my sprog shouldn't climb too high on the spider-web thingys
3) The half-life of a chocolate ice cream in this weather is about 15 seconds

bcworld Jan 20th 2011 8:41 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
I learned today that one of the darlings of the dotcom boom in Australia was a company called Sausage Software! I thought that was pretty funny...according to Wiki they sold products called snaglets! :lol:

DeadVim Jan 20th 2011 8:42 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
4) There is an International Dutch Oven Society

Turban Explorer Jan 20th 2011 8:50 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by DeadVim (Post 9115376)
4) There is an International Dutch Oven Society

I reckon my OH is a member of that - if you are referring to making a 'fart chamber' out of the duvet and then holding my head in said 'chamber'. :frown:

Sam Jan 20th 2011 8:56 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
I learnt that i should not drink at the same pub as my 21 year old neighbour!:eek:

DeadVim Jan 20th 2011 9:17 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by Turban Explorer (Post 9115385)
I reckon my OH is a member of that - if you are referring to making a 'fart chamber' out of the duvet and then holding my head in said 'chamber'. :frown:

I didn't realise there was a non-fart-related Dutch Oven ... I didn't need to know though ...

Turban Explorer Jan 20th 2011 9:25 am

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Originally Posted by DeadVim (Post 9115418)
I didn't realise there was a non-fart-related Dutch Oven ... I didn't need to know though ...

Apparemment a dutch oven is some sort of cast iron pot for cooking up skag. I've seen the tat equivalent in Bunnings.

scottishcelts Jan 20th 2011 9:27 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
That Alabama Whitman in True Romance is actually the main character psychic in the tv series Medium. :thumbup:

I also learnt that I simply CANNOT live here without aircon, roll on Saturday when the new one is installed.

hevs Jan 20th 2011 9:47 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
That I am doomed to be outwitted by a minor bird...actually an army of minor birds.....little feckers!:sneaky:

unfair dinkum Jan 20th 2011 9:56 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
That the for sale outside our house is massive
That my youngest can now say 'knee'
That someone I work with is divorced from someone else that I've met
What hydro dilatation is
That the weeds I thought I'd eradicated at the weekend have already sprung up
That an 11 year old at a local primary school was given 'colouring' as homework
That an older woman at work (?mid 50s) is quite sexy

Turban Explorer Jan 20th 2011 10:05 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
1) That Phoenix Nights is funnier when drinking whisky
2) That amazingly my Aviva shares are rising in today's bearish FTSE
3) How miserable it is to have given up buying tiramasu for NY Resolution
4) That post from the Shetlands to Oz can take about 2 bloody months

lesleys Jan 20th 2011 10:06 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by Turban Explorer (Post 9115358)
A

1) The Yanks call Tunisia 'Tune - eesh - year'


What about yous?

OK it was yesterday - the Yanks call tulips twoo-lips.

Today- there are hardly any personal number plates beginning with 'V'.

DeadVim Jan 20th 2011 12:47 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by Turban Explorer (Post 9115428)
Apparemment a dutch oven is some sort of cast iron pot for cooking up skag. I've seen the tat equivalent in Bunnings.

I woz at Bunnings today looking fer Billy Kart gear ... Skool Olidayz rule :)

fish.01 Jan 20th 2011 1:18 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
1) Learnt how to strip gyprock/plasterboard from the walls of a flash riverside apartment :)

2) Met an english lady helping who moved to cleveland when she first arrived in brisbane to get the big house/pool etc that many british dream about and said the quiet retirement atmosphere almost sent her insane/depressed. Has sold it all and moved closer to Brisbane and now happier. We agreed that for many british (not all) used to compact heavily populated cities the better option would be a smaller house in a busier inner area.

3) Learnt that behind some modest looking mirrored doors in Duncan Street in West End there is a fantastic greek/asian supermarket/deli.

4) Learnt that this half complete residential development now has the most unfortunate name in Brisbane: http://www.watersedgewestend.com.au/main.html (sound, open in IE)

scottishcelts Jan 20th 2011 1:20 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by fish.01 (Post 9115831)
1) Learnt how to strip gyprock/plasterboard from the walls of a flash riverside apartment :)

2) Met an english lady helping who moved to cleveland when she first arrived in brisbane to get the big house/pool etc that many british dream about and said the quiet retirement atmosphere almost sent her insane/depressed. Has sold it all and moved closer to Brisbane and now happier. We agreed that for many british (not all) used to compact heavily populated cities the better option would be a smaller house in a busier inner area.

3) Learnt that behind some modest looking mirrored doors in Duncan Street in West End there is a fantastic greek/asian supermarket/deli.

4) Learnt that this half complete residential development now has the most unfortunate name in Brisbane: http://www.watersedgewestend.com.au/main.html (sound, open in IE)


I live in Cleveland and it's wonderful. :wub:

fish.01 Jan 20th 2011 1:23 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by scottishcelts (Post 9115837)
I live in Cleveland and it's wonderful. :wub:

Shall I quote some of your previous posts :)

Bernieboy Jan 20th 2011 1:26 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
That having a wad of tissue up yer nostril cause the fkr won't stop bleeding not only makes you look stupid but you cant drink from a tea cup:thumbdown:

Sherlock Holmes Jan 20th 2011 1:27 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by Bernie Barfly (Post 9115845)
That having a wad of tissue up yer nostril cause the fkr won't stop bleeding not only makes you look stupid but you cant drink from a tea cup:thumbdown:

But can you drink from a beer mug? :)

Bernieboy Jan 20th 2011 1:28 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by alistairboyle (Post 9115847)
But can you drink from a beer mug? :)

Will let you know later;)

Sherlock Holmes Jan 20th 2011 1:32 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
Today I learnt that cutting the grass in 33 degrees is preferable to cutting it in 10 degrees. :) (or less)

kmthor Jan 20th 2011 1:33 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
i cant spell and my grammer sucks:(


lol

TGA Jan 20th 2011 1:33 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
That the 2 m3 load of logs i just had delivered dont burn very well:frown:

TGA Jan 20th 2011 1:34 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
To trust no-one :frown:

BadgeIsBack Jan 20th 2011 8:44 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
I learnt nothing to my answers but the questions continue to mount...

TGA Jan 20th 2011 8:48 pm

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You actually CAN polish a turd

scottishcelts Jan 20th 2011 11:20 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by fish.01 (Post 9115840)
Shall I quote some of your previous posts :)

That was from a previous life :D

I is now settled and enjoying life. :thumbup:

kimilseung Jan 20th 2011 11:26 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by bcworld (Post 9115373)
I learned today that one of the darlings of the dotcom boom in Australia was a company called Sausage Software! I thought that was pretty funny...according to Wiki they sold products called snaglets! :lol:

That takes me back, my first html editor was Hotdog, so they are still going.

Turban Explorer Jan 21st 2011 12:02 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
That the Greek news channel is still far more informative than the Aussie despite the fact I don't speak a word of 'bubble'

That Nicole Kidman seems to be modeling her new look on Kryten from Red Dwarf :ohmy:

fish.01 Jan 21st 2011 12:44 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by scottishcelts (Post 9116935)
That was from a previous life :D

I is now settled and enjoying life. :thumbup:

That's really good, I'm happy for you. :thumbsup: Just to emphasise it I am not saying everybody should avoid the quiet outer suburbs just that for "some" people they would be too quiet and/or lonely and the big house/lap pool does not compensate those people. For others they love it. It seems like 90% of people on here are heading to those type of estates I just wonder whether the percentage should be lower as they can make some british immigrants miserable?

bcworld Jan 21st 2011 12:50 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by fish.01 (Post 9117119)
That's really good, I'm happy for you. :thumbsup: Just to emphasise it I am not saying everybody should avoid the quiet outer suburbs just that for "some" people they would be too quiet and/or lonely and the big house/lap pool does not compensate those people. For others they love it. It seems like 90% of people on here are heading to those type of estates I just wonder whether the percentage should be lower as they can make some british immigrants miserable?

I know you're not necessarly talking just about Cleveland, but it doesn't really fall into that bucket. A lot of it is quite established, has is its town centre, shops etc...it does have a bit of character. It's a nice spot, but I would still fit into that rather be closer to the action category.

MartinLuther Jan 21st 2011 1:07 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by DeadVim (Post 9115372)
1) Wynnum/Manly/Lota seafront is quite nice actually
2) That my sprog shouldn't climb too high on the spider-web thingys
3) The half-life of a chocolate ice cream in this weather is about 15 seconds


Something else to learn:
Sprog means something different in Aus. :eek:

Sherlock Holmes Jan 21st 2011 1:26 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by MartinLuther (Post 9117159)
Something else to learn:
Sprog means something different in Aus. :eek:

The Sprog is a 14foot (4.27m) two sail hard chine dinghy. :)

MartinLuther Jan 21st 2011 1:33 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by alistairboyle (Post 9117178)
The Sprog is a 14foot (4.27m) two sail hard chine dinghy. :)

The sort of thing you could see a "sperm" whale from? ;)

Sherlock Holmes Jan 21st 2011 1:39 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by MartinLuther (Post 9117185)
The sort of thing you could see a "sperm" whale from? ;)

I would answer that but it's lunch time.......

DeadVim Jan 21st 2011 1:45 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by MartinLuther (Post 9117159)
Something else to learn:
Sprog means something different in Aus. :eek:

Ta, I'll consider myself educated :)

BadgeIsBack Jan 21st 2011 3:36 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by MartinLuther (Post 9117159)
Something else to learn:
Sprog means something different in Aus. :eek:

hmm..yes..but nonetheless I often talk about my sprogs.

ozzieeagle Jan 21st 2011 3:47 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
That Women generally are far better at detecting bullsheet than most blokes and spend their valuable time far more effectively. :o

jad n rich Jan 21st 2011 4:07 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
That everytime you open a bill now you will nearly die of freaking shock:eek: and will spend at least an hour per bill trying to negotiate some better, deal, plan, supplier.

:thumbdown:

DeadVim Jan 21st 2011 5:03 am

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Michael Clarke still can't bat


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