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Australia, we don’t know you, but we love you, say our American friends

 
 
Builder
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 08:12 am
@Ticomaya,
Quote:
Then why not say "north"?


Why not say Aussie?
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 08:12 am
@farmerman,
No thanks. I saw one in passing, and passed on quickly. That's the sort of thing which really can make me angry.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 08:22 am
@dlowan,
Im always appreciative of eraly illustrated books. The original WIzard of Oz was lavishly illustrated in a real Arts and Crafts style. William Denslow, was originally Baums friend but they became inviolved ina bitter royalty fight for their "Oz Broadway musical" in which they collaborated (Baum did the script and Denslow did the sets). They never worked together again and thats why the subsequent Oz stories lost a bit of that early cartoon style.

Denslow also became the first comic illustrator to develop as character with suoerpowers
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 09:32 am
@Builder,
Builder wrote:
Why not say Aussie?

I do say Aussie.

Rhymes with "tossy."
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 09:34 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:
You believe everything you see on the net?

No. But in this case, I've been there. Wink
Builder
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 09:43 am
@Ticomaya,
Quote:
I do say Aussie.

Rhymes with "tossy."


Naah, ya still got it arse about face.

It rhymes with cozzy.

Sounds so ditzy when Nortes call us ossies.

It's ozzies.

Happy to be a part of your education program.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 09:43 am
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:

Builder wrote:
Why not say Aussie?

I do say Aussie.

Rhymes with "tossy."


Nope
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 09:44 am
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:

dlowan wrote:
You believe everything you see on the net?

No. But in this case, I've been there. Wink


You believe in the veracity of every tourist trap?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 09:46 am
@dlowan,
The series begins, ends and lives in Kansas throughout. A wonderful conceit.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 09:48 am
@farmerman,
I've got copies of about a dozen of the Denslow-illustrated books. So much more wonderful than the ones using other illustrators.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 09:50 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

You've not heard of the Wizard of Oz series by Frank Baum....or seen the Judy Garland film, The Wizard of Oz, based on them?

That's where the joke of calling Australia Oz started from.


I could never understand how the Oz/Australia connection was made.
Builder
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 09:55 am
@ehBeth,
Laziness, ehBeth.

And convenience.

And the mystery factor.

Most Nortes only find out about geography through war.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:01 am
@Builder,
Builder wrote:
Sounds so ditzy when Nortes call us ossies.

To my ear it sounds just fine.

Nortes = Canadians? Please educate me Builder.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:02 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:
The series begins, ends and lives in Kansas throughout. A wonderful conceit.

Yes ... beginning, ending, middle ...
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:02 am
@Builder,
What the heck is a Norte?

What is supposed to be mysterious?
Builder
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:09 am
@ehBeth,
@ Tico and ehBeth, if you've been following this thread, there's been some confusion about what to call people endemic to the United States of America.

Yanks got the thumbs down, Seppos got the arse totally, Americans is not seemingly correct, considering the fact that there are many ways to be American, so I settled on the Mex descriptor of Norte Americanos.

Nobody will agree on what you people like to be referred to as.

Being undecided, I've switched to Norte.

Do you like it or not?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:19 am
@Builder,
Builder wrote:

Nobody will agree on what you people like to be referred to as.

Being undecided, I've switched to Norte.

Do you like it or not?


I prefer to be referred to as Canajun, thank you verra much.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:21 am
@Builder,
Builder wrote:
Sounds so ditzy when Nortes call us ossies.

Do you (Aussies) pronounce Australia as "OZ-tralia" or "AHSS-tralia"?

This American pronounces it as the latter.
Builder
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:23 am
@Ticomaya,
Purists call it Stray-ya

You can go on using whatever method suits your tongue and temperament.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:24 am
@Builder,
Builder wrote:
Most Nortes only find out about geography through war.

Wow ... so insightful ... come to think of it, when I studied geography in school, it was during the Cold War.
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