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Old Sep 16th 2011, 4:57 pm
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"Fun size" packets of Malteasers contain just three precious malted balls
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"Fun size" packets of Malteasers contain just three precious malted balls
Just suck 'em!
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Everything you do is watched, Australians have always in the last 20 years been grossly over-regulated and seem to be of living in a cloud of hesitation and uncertainty, they are in constant fear of breaking any one or more of the myriad of trivial laws under which they labour. Keep to the left and don't you dare wander even an inch, don’t smoke here, don’t speed there, wear a seat belt even in the outback, don’t say anything mildly offensive to or about any minority or pompous self-interest group, I thought it was bad in the UK but PC is far worse in oz.

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Everything you do is watched, Australians have always in the last 20 years been grossly over-regulated and seem to be of living in a cloud of hesitation and uncertainty, they are in constant fear of breaking any one or more of the myriad of trivial laws under which they labour. Keep to the left and don't you dare wander even an inch, don’t smoke here, don’t speed there, wear a seat belt even in the outback, don’t say anything mildly offensive to or about any minority or pompous self-interest group, I thought it was bad in the UK but PC is far worse in oz.

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Thats not australia.... Thats BE barbie mate... Not the same... One is the REAL world and one is ... Ummm... Here...

Actually its a bloody relief australian PC ness after living in the UK til 4 years ago... Can have conversations in public that you wouldnt be allowed to think to yourself over there...
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Thats not australia.... Thats BE barbie mate... Not the same... One is the REAL world and one is ... Ummm... Here...

Actually its a bloody relief australian PC ness after living in the UK til 4 years ago... Can have conversations in public that you wouldnt be allowed to think to yourself over there...
I did find that shocking to be honest and rather embarrassing the way other nationalities were spoken about in such racist and disgusting ways.
Do not miss that bit at all.
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I did find that shocking to be honest and rather embarrassing the way other nationalities were spoken about in such racist and disgusting ways.
Do not miss that bit at all.
When we left the uk the UK had become EXTREMIST in its PCness,

if you re read my post ... I didnt mention or even imply that I enjoyed talking about other nationalities in racist and disgusting ways

So thats a bit harsh IMHO...
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When we left the uk the UK had become EXTREMIST in its PCness,

if you re read my post ... I didnt mention or even imply that I enjoyed talking about other nationalities in racist and disgusting ways

So thats a bit harsh IMHO...
Not having a go at you, I was talking about the blokes I worked on building sites with I found some of the conversations unacceptable and had to walk out before I got in a fight sometimes.
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Not having a go at you, I was talking about the blokes I worked on building sites with I found some of the conversations unacceptable and had to walk out before I got in a fight sometimes.
thats all right then

i like the way australian blokes can have a game of fisticuffs with their mates and a, still be mates after and b, not get arrested for assault...

HE made his mate eat carpet. Being 15 years younger than HIM and into working out HIS mate thought after they had both had several pints too many it'd be a good idea to "have a go" at the old man... A bloody nose, mouthful of carpet and black eye later they're still best of mates...

Infact immediately after the carpet eating HE was administering first aid to the bloody nose and black eye.... And the mate is all " I love you, you're my best mate you are..."

but before you shockingham knockers start ... That was a night out in Kwinana
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Originally Posted by eddie007
thats all right then

i like the way australian blokes can have a game of fisticuffs with their mates and a, still be mates after and b, not get arrested for assault...

HE made his mate eat carpet. Being 15 years younger than HIM and into working out HIS mate thought after they had both had several pints too many it'd be a good idea to "have a go" at the old man... A bloody nose, mouthful of carpet and black eye later they're still best of mates...

Infact immediately after the carpet eating HE was administering first aid to the bloody nose and black eye.... And the mate is all " I love you, you're my best mate you are..."

but before you shockingham knockers start ... That was a night out in Kwinana


Blimey I could tell some stories about aussie blokes. maybe that's why the aussie women like the pom's so much.
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Originally Posted by Perthbum
Blimey I could tell some stories about aussie blokes. maybe that's why the aussie women like the pom's so much.
i should point out that the black eye and bloody nose were unfortunate incidentals in the whole "making him eat carpet" exercise...
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i should point out that the black eye and bloody nose were unfortunate incidentals in the whole "making him eat carpet" exercise...
i know, they are lovable rouges in a strange sort of way, I worked with one aussie builder who insisted in bringing his own chicken alive to work everyday and dispatching it before barbecuing it at the end of the work day
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i like that aussie blokes can still be real men

Ok you get the occassional w@nker who gives them all a bad name,

But underneath, the decent ones are soft as shite...
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i like that aussie blokes can still be real men

Ok you get the occassional w@nker who gives them all a bad name,

But underneath, the decent ones are soft as shite...
Real men what do you mean?
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Originally Posted by Perthbum
Everything you do is watched, Australians have always in the last 20 years been grossly over-regulated and seem to be of living in a cloud of hesitation and uncertainty, they are in constant fear of breaking any one or more of the myriad of trivial laws under which they labour. Keep to the left and don't you dare wander even an inch, don’t smoke here, don’t speed there, wear a seat belt even in the outback, don’t say anything mildly offensive to or about any minority or pompous self-interest group, I thought it was bad in the UK but PC is far worse in oz.

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Total ballshit.
Reckon you been on the sherbet.
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