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#157927 - Sat Apr 12 2003 04:37 AM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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Can we make Coolupway an honorary Aussie? He's got a racehorse named after a West Australian town, he's tried Vegemite (that's more than most Yanks would do) and, most importantly, he's got an Aussie-style sense of humour. The fact that he doesn't like beer is a point in his favour - he can be the designated driver (the "skipper") for the rest of us boozers!
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#157928 - Sat Apr 12 2003 05:29 AM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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The one thing Australia is desperatly in need of is designated drivers. It should be on any immigration forms that anyone prepared to be the DD once a week should be given prioity status along with doctors who want to live outside of the cities.

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#157929 - Sat Apr 12 2003 03:26 PM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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FT Aussies - I love them - straight forward, say what they mean and don't pull any punches and what's more they appreciate the responses given in the same manner in the way that they are intended (be it joking or serious).
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#157930 - Sun Apr 13 2003 01:54 AM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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But he's not a plumber called Bruce or Trev. I'd have to hear his best 'maaaayte' first I think

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#157931 - Sun Apr 13 2003 07:51 AM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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Very moved, guys... thanks.

I have since tried the vegemite with gruyere cheese on a bagel and that worked, too.

I greatly wish to see the Island Continent as do my kids (who observed their hero Steve Irwin participating in a BELCHING contest last night on Nickelodeon). My wife and I would like to take them to see Korea (the land of their birth) at some point in the foreseeable future. Maybe we can work Oz into that one.

From that point it should be easy to get all the FT ozzies together in one place, since as we Yanks know from the map, Australia is a tiny country about the size of Delaware. Can we pick a place in the geographic center of Oz, and then perhaps MG, Maynooth, GTHO, ozzz, Dalgleish, Jim In Oz, Exit, roos, tanzen, proof, copago, natsim, wajo and Bertho can WALK there?? By my calculation, it's only about 3 miles from Brissie to Perth, and another 3 from Adelaide up north to Darwin, so it should be doable! And I'm buying.


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#157932 - Sun Apr 13 2003 08:05 AM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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By my calculation, it's only about 3 miles from Brissie to Perth, and another 3 from Adelaide up north to Darwin, so it should be doable! And I'm buying.



Deal! I'll jump on the kangaroo we've got out back and 'll be there in a hop, or two.

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#157933 - Sun Apr 13 2003 05:38 PM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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Doug, you're buying?! Then these boots are made for walkin'!
Should get there, oh, around August or so if I leave now.
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#157934 - Sun Apr 13 2003 07:38 PM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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The fact that he doesn't like beer is a point in his favour


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I have tasted Bud and Coors, and I am not surprised Doug does not like beer.. these beverages (and I use the term VERY loosely), would be better off left in the cat from whence they came

Exit, you are closest to the suggested soirée location... can we all crash at your place?
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#157935 - Sun Apr 13 2003 09:32 PM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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Centre...hot...tanzen freckle and burn....

....eh stuff it, I'll go! Just give me some shade and a slab and I'll bet set!
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#157936 - Mon Apr 14 2003 04:41 AM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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Absolutely! I've already chopped the wood for the barbie, and mown the lawn for kick the footy (sorry Dalgleish - maybe if this shindig carries on we'll get to cricket).

I've ordered the ice and seeing as you're all staying at my place everyone can drink to their heart's content.

Regretfully Steve Irwin won't be able to make it and sends his apologies.

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#157937 - Mon Apr 14 2003 06:00 AM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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Can I suggest you leave off the Beer (which is dire!) and try the excellant Aussie wines.
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#157938 - Mon Apr 14 2003 01:31 PM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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Another reason why OZ RULES!

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#157939 - Mon Apr 14 2003 02:09 PM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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I love it!
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#157940 - Mon Apr 14 2003 02:25 PM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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Of Course, even I loved it... (although for another reason)

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#157941 - Fri Apr 18 2003 07:01 AM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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Can we pick a place in the geographic center of Oz, and then perhaps MG, Maynooth, GTHO, ozzz, Dalgleish, Jim In Oz, Exit, roos, tanzen, proof, copago, natsim, wajo and Bertho can WALK there?? By my calculation, it's only about 3 miles from Brissie to Perth, and another 3 from Adelaide up north to Darwin, so it should be doable! And I'm buying.




Maaaaaate, if you're buyin', I'll be there! See ya atop the local lump of rock ... that is, if you can handle the climb with yer jetlag?!

Exit, thanks for the offer of a coolibah tree to stash me swag under. I'll bring jumbuck or two to chuck on the barbie!

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Psssst ... who's gunna tell Cool how far the walk is from Darwin International Airport?
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#157942 - Fri Apr 18 2003 11:42 PM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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"And I'm buying."

Maynooth says "There is no such thing as "the tyranny of distance" when a free beer's involved!"
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#157943 - Sat Apr 19 2003 08:37 AM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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Apparently Uluru has sunk into the very earth of the red centre. It's a sad moment for all Australians.
It seems that word got out about someone shouting out past the black stump, up around the Alice and it was like a brumby stampede. The sheer weight of the respondents caused the monolith to sink like the Batavia into the red sand.

...hats removed, moment of silence....

The Olgas are still up though, just a change of venue. Nothing interferes with a shout down under.
Is there a good pie shop near the Olgas?

cheers
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#157944 - Fri Apr 25 2003 02:14 AM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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Kata Tjuta [the Olgas]sounds nice,there`s a great place in them called The Valley Of The Winds,I`ll bring the kangaroo sausages,witchetty grubs and croc burgers if there is free beer! Lol Maynooth,there isn`t a great pie shop handy,theyr`e a bit pricey at Ayers rock resort but the local service station DOES have a freezer full of kangaroo tails![I nearly fell over when i saw em].Anyone for soup with their beer?


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#157945 - Tue Apr 29 2003 09:18 PM Re: A rare FT Non-Aussie
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I`ll bring the kangaroo sausages,witchetty grubs and croc burgers




...Hmm, never been so glad to be a vegetarian in all my life!
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#157946 - Sat May 03 2003 05:56 PM Re: Call that an ally?
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#157947 - Wed May 28 2003 03:34 PM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
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I'm british, and Australians got their accent and customs from us, as the British Empire once owned Australia.

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#157948 - Wed May 28 2003 04:07 PM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
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Australians got their accent and customs from us




What do ya mean - these Aussies are your blood (brothers & sisters).
A long time ago, some men and women of 'character' were sent down to Ozland from England (It was recently discovered that the wrong batch of people were sent....)

.....Could some Aussie take over?
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#157949 - Wed May 28 2003 04:12 PM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
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Heaven forbid that my accent could be thought of being like the Australian accent or probably they would say that they hope they don't sound in the slightest bit like me! Marmite is far superior to Vegemite, so there! :)
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#157950 - Wed May 28 2003 04:19 PM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
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Today I saw the crocodile guy on TV for the very first time, on Fox News. There were no real crocodiles, but he was wrestling stuffed animals, cameramen, chairs, and the hosts of "Fox & Friends".
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#157951 - Wed May 28 2003 04:26 PM Re: Curious about FT Aussies!
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etar, you got any evidence to back up this wild Britain/Australia theory of yours? I mean, I never saw Margaret Thatcher or John Major throwing shrimp or snags on the barbie or anything.

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