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Old Sep 15th 2011, 3:28 pm
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

You see signs by the side of the highway telling our Australian brethren to 'Overtake only when safe' !!!!

And large distracting flashing signs have been positioned at intervals informing you to 'dive sfy' as half the bulbs have blown out.
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Old Sep 15th 2011, 3:49 pm
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Originally Posted by Turban Explorer
You see signs by the side of the highway telling our Australian brethren to 'Overtake only when safe' !!!!

And large distracting flashing signs have been positioned at intervals informing you to 'dive sfy' as half the bulbs have blown out.
Indeed, I saw a faulty "Every Km/h Counts" sign and we most offended at being asked to max the motor in such an uncouth manner.
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Old Sep 15th 2011, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Turban Explorer
Sorry 'dudette' - I'll try not to use bizarre incomprehensible terminology again.
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Originally Posted by Amazulu
Plimsol? That's a marking that's painted on the side of a ship to show it's draft.

You Poms make me laugh with all your pre-'40s terms - Blighty, Plimsoll etc.

Time to join the 21st century.
That's almost funny coming from a saffer

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Old Sep 15th 2011, 5:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Turban Explorer
Sorry 'dudette' - I'll try not to use bizarre incomprehensible terminology again.

Could you repeat that in laymans terms?
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Old Sep 15th 2011, 6:57 pm
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...You see an awful lot of road signs
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Originally Posted by paulry
...You see an awful lot of road signs
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Originally Posted by paulry
...You see an awful lot of road signs
But you never see a "turn off for" sign til you've driven past the turn off...
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Originally Posted by Turban Explorer
You see signs by the side of the highway telling our Australian brethren to 'Overtake only when safe' !!!!

And large distracting flashing signs have been positioned at intervals informing you to 'dive sfy' as half the bulbs have blown out.
I love the 'Wrong Way Go Back' signs.. they just need to add 'You Effing Idiot' and all would be right with the world.
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Originally Posted by Dreamy
I love the 'Wrong Way Go Back' signs.. they just need to add 'You Effing Idiot' and all would be right with the world.

You should see them in South Africa:-

"Wrong way - Gaan terug"

Half in English and Afrikaans. Most foreign visitors wouldn't know what the last bit means.

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Originally Posted by Alfresco
You should see them in South Africa:-

"Wrong way - Gaan terug"

Half in English and Afrikaans. Most foreigner visitors wouldn't know what the last bit means.
You'd never get that madness in England ...

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Originally Posted by DeadVim
You'd never get that madness in England ...

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/200...02_468x310.jpg
Is that Polish?
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Old Sep 15th 2011, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Alfresco
Is that Polish?
It's a Morrison's truck, it probably has some Mr Sheen on board.
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Originally Posted by DeadVim
It's a Morrison's truck, it probably has some Mr Sheen on board.


Brilliant!
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