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Old Sep 15th 2011, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Alfresco


Brilliant!
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Old Sep 15th 2011, 9:42 pm
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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 foreign visitors wouldn't know what the last bit means.


And not to mention what foreign visitors must make of the road painted word "SLEGS" that accompanies the big arrows at junctions
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Old Sep 15th 2011, 11:09 pm
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Four emu's (no Rod) wandered across the road just outside Innisfail covering the road in poo. Fantastic and extremely unexpected !

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Old Sep 15th 2011, 11:14 pm
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Originally Posted by Turban Explorer
Four emu's (no Rod) wandered across the road just outside Innisfail covering the road in poo. Fantastic and extremely unexpected !
Didn't know we had emus up this way. I've only seen the cassowarys.
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Didn't know we had emus up this way. I've only seen the cassowarys.
First for me too. Seen some over in WA before. Amazing stuff!
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Originally Posted by paulry


And not to mention what foreign visitors must make of the road painted word "SLEGS" that accompanies the big arrows at junctions
Yep, that confused me when I first started driving there until I found out what it meant.
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Originally Posted by Alfresco
Yep, that confused me when I first started driving there until I found out what it meant.
Same as ARAF?
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Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus
Same as ARAF?


Sorry, it's too early in the morning.
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Sorry, it's too early in the morning.
Never been to Wales then?

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Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus

Yep few times. I thought it was Arabic for a mo.
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Originally Posted by Alfresco
Yep few times. I thought it was Arabic for a mo.
It's the Arabic for 'Islam' - perhaps the Welsh are 'sleepers'?
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Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus
Same as ARAF?
We used to holiday in the Canary Islands in the late 80s/early 90s. It used to piss off the time share touts no end when we'd be talking at them in 'Welsh' and they didn't have it on their list of languages to try.

I say 'Welsh' because it was all gleaned from signs/road markings/place names with the odd diolch chucked in for good measure.

Oh how we laughed!
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Originally Posted by Dreamy
We used to holiday in the Canary Islands in the late 80s/early 90s. It used to piss off the time share touts no end when we'd be talking at them in 'Welsh' and they didn't have it on their list of languages to try.

I say 'Welsh' because it was all gleaned from signs/road markings/place names with the odd diolch chucked in for good measure.

Oh how we laughed!
Just keep repeating gwasanaethau, gwasanaethau over and over again
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Originally Posted by Turban Explorer
It's the Arabic for 'Islam' - perhaps the Welsh are 'sleepers'?
I wonder what the Welsh is for 'Islam'?

Llisllam?
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Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus
Just keep repeating gwasanaethau, gwasanaethau over and over again
We liked to chuck in Machynlleth.. the looks on their faces after that was generally priceless.
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