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DAMN THOSE AUSTRIANS ! ! !

 
 
msolga
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 07:10 pm
@Setanta,
Thank you, thank you, Setanta!

You have no idea how gratified my fellow Austrians & I feel at your warm show of support!

I mean, is it our national costume, or something, that turns people off us? Confused

Personally I think it's very fetching & suits the climate! Especially the shorts.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 07:22 pm
Which one a them girls is you, Miss Olga . . . uhm, i mean, that's your national costume, eh? Does it stay that consistently hot there in antipodean Austria?

Oh damn, now i'll never get that image out of my head . . .
dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 07:25 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

Oh damn, now i'll never get that image out of my head . . .

Why would you want to?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 07:30 pm
Hey Bubba, not in front of the girls, they resent ya for that kind of thing . . .
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 07:56 pm
@msolga,
msolga wrote:

Quote:
With their ridiculous kangaroos and their thoughtless advertising.


Culturally insensitive! Foul, foul!

Just tell me one way you think kangaroos could be improved upon, to meet your superior standards! Hmmmm?

Why should they be changed in any way, anyway?

Maybe we Austrians like em just the way they are! Evil or Very Mad



If they only had a brain?
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margo
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 08:28 pm
What were those girls victorious at?
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 08:44 pm
@margo,
margo wrote:

What were those girls victorious at?


Who cares?
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 08:53 pm
@margo,
margo wrote:
What were those girls victorious at?


After wondering what was up with their uniforms I wondered myself and used a reverse image search to find out that it was a topless football match which, by the way, I think would make Merry Andrew care again.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 10:25 pm
Did they cook a decent meal afterward?


was it deliberate or coincidence that the pic was linked to from The Age newspaper Melbourne?
Eorl
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 10:54 pm
I'm the one with the ash-blonde wig.
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 11:53 pm
@dadpad,
Quote:
was it deliberate or coincidence that the pic was linked to from The Age newspaper Melbourne?


To answer this question with any degree of accuracy, dp, I had to go back to page 1 of the thread & check who the culprit .... er, poster of the photograph was.

And discovered it was edgar.

Edgar posted the photograph! Surprised

Now I'm totally confused. I know nothing! I have no opinion. Confused


Razz

msolga
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 12:05 am
@msolga,
... however, I am very, very impressed that edgar even knows of the existence of the AGE newspaper! (really! Many wouldn't.)

I would have thought it was completely unknown ... outside of Austria.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 06:55 pm
@dadpad,
dadpad wrote:
was it deliberate or coincidence that the pic was linked to from The Age newspaper Melbourne?


dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 07:33 pm
@Robert Gentel,
chuckle... good one robert
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 08:02 pm
@dadpad,
Isn't it supposed to be terribly annoying to Australians?
Eorl
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 08:06 pm
@Robert Gentel,
No way. We are far too contrary to be predictably offended.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 08:06 pm
@Robert Gentel,
what is supposed to be annoying? that Americans (as represented in that clip) are stupid?
dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 08:17 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:

Isn't it supposed to be terribly annoying to Australians?


Only if the woman WAS Australian.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 08:51 pm
@dlowan,
But it's still reduction of an entire culture to an idiotic and inappropriate ("shrimp") caricature, and one that I run into myself frequently enough that I find it irritating, and to top it all off he can't even be made to care enough to discern between the nations!

This is insult deserving of real ire, why are you so understanding about the creation of this god awful caricature? Is this just weary acceptance?
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2010 08:55 pm
@dadpad,
dadpad wrote:
what is supposed to be annoying? that Americans (as represented in that clip) are stupid?


The incessant reduction of Australia to the "G'day" and "shrimp on the barbie" references. I find it annoying as a non-Australian. I wonder how any Australian makes it through a trip to America without punching someone in the nose for it.
 

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