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Old Jan 20th 2011, 7:26 am
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Default 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?
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Originally Posted by Turban Explorer View Post
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
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Old Jan 20th 2011, 7:41 am
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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!
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Old Jan 20th 2011, 7:42 am
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4) There is an International Dutch Oven Society
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Old Jan 20th 2011, 7:50 am
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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'.
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Old Jan 20th 2011, 7:56 am
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I learnt that i should not drink at the same pub as my 21 year old neighbour!
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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'.
I didn't realise there was a non-fart-related Dutch Oven ... I didn't need to know though ...
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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.
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That Alabama Whitman in True Romance is actually the main character psychic in the tv series Medium.

I also learnt that I simply CANNOT live here without aircon, roll on Saturday when the new one is installed.
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That I am doomed to be outwitted by a minor bird...actually an army of minor birds.....little feckers!
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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
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Old Jan 20th 2011, 9:05 am
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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
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Originally Posted by Turban Explorer View Post
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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'.
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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
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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)
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