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#157902 - Tue Feb 11 2003 06:29 AM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
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Let's see what was the thread? Oh yeah, how did you Aussies find FT?

Well I'm arf-n-arf, US-n-Aussie but I'm on FT because MotherGoose made me!

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#157903 - Tue Feb 11 2003 08:30 AM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
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I came to FT via a search for a games site containing trivia games and voila! here I am.I stayed in Quizzyland for a while, then discovered the forums. I love the whole site, so now I'm addicted!!
I love the daily quiz too, never miss it!
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#157904 - Tue Feb 11 2003 06:32 PM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
tanzen Offline
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Posts: 8311
Loc: Melbourne
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How did I find FunTrivia? I have no idea.....I was looking for music quizzes and ended up here....and never really looked back (even after doing most of the music quizzes in Quizzyland - regardless of the fact that I really don't know that much about music! )

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Many years ago I used to drink Fosters beer that was brewed in Australia and I really enjoyed it. When the draught version appeared in pubs I rushed to try it and all I can say it that it was cold, wet and brewed in the UK. Visiting Australians tell me it is nothing like the real thing.




...Don't worry, mate. I'm told the same thing about Aussie Guinness....
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#157905 - Wed Feb 12 2003 04:52 AM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
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We're almost on that English Real Ale thing again aren't we?

My brother is on a visit to Australia right now. Looking out of the window here I wish I was with him. I'm a proud Brit but I have to say that if any Australians ever plan to visit England, make sure it's at the right time of year. The time to catch all that 'picture postcard' countryside really isn't now!

Back to the question. Although our good Australian friends are well represented here it seems to me that other nations are here to an equal degree. It would be interesting to get some proper statistics on the subject just to see if that's so.

Whether there are more Aussies here than others or not, I'm always glad to come here and see familiar and new screen names from that part of the world (even if they are good at Cricket!) Sometimes it's hard to grasp that Australia's only a couple of minutes away in Internet terms. The wonders of modern science eh!
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#157906 - Wed Feb 12 2003 04:56 AM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
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Let me set the record straight. MotherGoose did not intentionally encourage Maynooth to visit FunTrivia. I rather suspect he's here because he got curious as to why I spend so much time here! Now we're always elbowing each other off the computer!
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#157907 - Thu Feb 13 2003 04:59 AM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
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Maybe the FT Aussies are curious about the rest of the world and this is good direct contact? I feel that. It's pretty bloody isolated down here and this is about the best instant avenue to the world there is. Where else can you chat about any world topic and get opinions from 60 countries. Where else can you get 2 months mileage about the Ashes cricket series and still get bites from the English punters!


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#157908 - Sat Feb 15 2003 02:45 AM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
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I really find it terrible that the Aussies in here have to rub it in to the poor English about the cricket ,this shows a poor regard to their feelings and any Aussie that does this should be ashamed!There are far better things to discuss other than cricket,like say ummmmm, soccor for example.
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#157909 - Sat Feb 15 2003 02:46 AM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
Copago Offline
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Oh DSR! you are so cruel!

psst ... head to the sports stadium ... there is a whole thread there devoted to it!

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#157910 - Sat Feb 15 2003 07:41 AM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
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Personally I loath footie AND cricket, nothing against Aussies though.
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#157911 - Sun Feb 16 2003 10:50 PM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
tanzen Offline
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Personally I loath footie AND cricket, nothing against Aussies though.




Well.....at the risk of losing my citzenship.....so do I!
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#157912 - Fri Feb 28 2003 03:37 AM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
Beatka Offline
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Oh my... I bet you would be crucified in Poland for joking about the Pope's footwear! Luckily for you I seem to be the only one from Poland here, plus I have a great sense of humour .

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#157913 - Fri Feb 28 2003 05:12 AM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
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Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Tanzen,

How can you spend all your waking hours in a pub and not like footy?

Probably some of the best footballers around are either Aboriginal or Irish. Get your priorities right girl.

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#157914 - Wed Apr 02 2003 04:18 PM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
A Member Offline
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How can you spend all your waking hours in a pub and not like footy?
Well some of us like the oval ball played to different rules. where England are NO1.
Seriously I'd have thought the FT membership was more like 30, 25, 25 percent US, Aussie, UK with a 10 percent other/floating membership from the posts I've seen, perhaps Terry could give the exact numbers.
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#157915 - Wed Apr 02 2003 09:12 PM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
tanzen Offline
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I know, I know....but footy...and sport in general....can't really hold my interest for that long....
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#157916 - Wed Apr 02 2003 09:41 PM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
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... but where are all the KIWIS??

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#157917 - Wed Apr 02 2003 10:12 PM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
tanzen Offline
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Registered: Tue Oct 02 2001
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Do we have any Kiwis in here?
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#157918 - Thu Apr 03 2003 12:54 AM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
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... but where are all the KIWIS??




Sydney
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#157919 - Thu Apr 03 2003 02:12 AM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
Bertho Offline
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Bondi to be exact..

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#157920 - Thu Apr 10 2003 06:07 PM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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I am fully of non-Australian extraction. I am not wearing short pants, I still haven't figured out what "coming the raw prawn" is, and I go fishbelly white at the sight of even a non-poisonous snake. My knees are not terribly large, my name is not Bruce or Trev, I'm not particularly good at sport and I don't like beer. I think "bonzer" is a movie with Ronald Reagan in it. I hate Luc Longley. And I think Mel Gibson is barking.

However, today I tried vegemite for the first time.. and LIKED it!

OZZIE! OZZIE! OZZIE!

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#157921 - Thu Apr 10 2003 06:21 PM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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Close, but you're not quite there yet.
What about cricket?
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#157922 - Thu Apr 10 2003 08:00 PM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
tanzen Offline
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I am fully of non-Australian extraction. I am not wearing short pants, I still haven't figured out what "coming the raw prawn" is, and I go fishbelly white at the sight of even a non-poisonous snake. My knees are not terribly large, my name is not Bruce or Trev, I'm not particularly good at sport and I don't like beer. I think "bonzer" is a movie with Ronald Reagan in it. I hate Luc Longley. And I think Mel Gibson is barking.


Coolup, we're very similar, but I understand the prawn and bonza thing, love beer (maybe you've just been drinking the wrong stuff ) and am fairly apathetic on a Gibson/Longley stance....

...but then, I've never really been what most would consider "normal"
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#157923 - Fri Apr 11 2003 02:13 AM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
damnsuicidalroos Offline
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Don`t be fooled by Coolupway I have heard from a number of reliable sources he is really Steve Irwin in disguise.
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#157924 - Fri Apr 11 2003 04:20 AM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Ain't that the truth!

Next thing you know 'crikey' will have entered his posts and the English (or even Australian) language willl never be the same again.

Someone put him back in his box.

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#157925 - Fri Apr 11 2003 04:30 AM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
Copago Offline
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Posts: 14384
Loc: Australia
STREWTH! Look at THAT! A yank that likes vegemite. See in his mouth here? No taste buds, that's what does it. Ohh, he's getting angry. Terri! Get back ... and he STRIKES! OUCH! i think he got me! Terri! get the book and see if these vegemite liking yanks are poisonous*. Nah, she'll be apples, safe as houses. These little tackers don't like being played with for too long, I'll just put him back in his home and we'll leave him alone. Oooo, that was close.



*he actually did this on one show he did in Tasmania. A snake bit him and they went and look up in a book, as calm as you like, to see if he should worry!

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#157926 - Sat Apr 12 2003 04:25 AM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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Thanks Copago I now live in hope that a typo in that book may save us yet.
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