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

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:24 am
@Ticomaya,
central Canajuns tend to say

Aw strayl yuh

(that's why both Ozzie and Ossie seem odd here)
Builder
 
  1  
Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:25 am
@ehBeth,
Quote:
I prefer to be referred to as Canajun, thank you verra much.


That's too much of a mouthfull for us lazy prix, ehBeth.

It's Knukka or nothin. Take your pick.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:26 am
@Builder,
Builder wrote:
Most Nortes only find out about geography through war.


What gives you that idea?

Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:26 am
@Builder,
Builder wrote:
..., 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.

Ah ... so you decided to make up your own word. Do you think it will catch on?

Quote:
Do you like it or not?

It's all blue potatoes to me.
Ticomaya
 
  0  
Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:28 am
@Builder,
Builder wrote:
You can go on using whatever method suits your tongue and temperament.

How about "Unders"?
Builder
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:28 am
@ehBeth,

Quote:
What gives you that idea?


The simple fact that most Nortes confuse Australia with Austria.

Continents apart, you understand?
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:29 am
@ehBeth,
That's what the blinking queen says....hate it.

It's a particular upper class accent in England

"my husband is lorst in a book by Jane Orsten" is how we remembered to watch for it in tricky phonetic dictations.

Interesting it has remnants in Canajunia.
Builder
 
  1  
Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:31 am
@Ticomaya,
Quote:
How about "Unders"?


Yeah, but it needs to be localises. Undas would be more to the taste of the locals.

Norte Unda would be an American Aussie. I like it a lot.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:31 am
@Builder,
Builder wrote:


Quote:
What gives you that idea?


The simple fact that most Nortes confuse Australia with Austria.

Continents apart, you understand?


I understand quite a bit as a result of this post. None of it flatters you.
djjd62
 
  1  
Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:32 am
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:
It's all blue potatoes to me.


Very Happy
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:34 am
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:

Builder wrote:
You can go on using whatever method suits your tongue and temperament.

How about "Unders"?


Cute but inaccurate....a globe in space has no under or over.....the only under is towards the centre of gravity. It's a northern hemisphere linguistic imperialism....or hegemony.

But as you wish.

We may call you chunders in revenge though.
Ticomaya
 
  1  
Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:36 am
@Builder,
Builder wrote:
The simple fact that most Nortes confuse Australia with Austria.

You don't have any idiots there in Austria?
ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:37 am
@dlowan,
That's odd. Most English pronounciation in this part of Canada is based on working class Scots/Irish settlers.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:38 am
@ehBeth,
Fascinating bit of cultural history that....I suspect it began in thebfertile brain of Richard Neville


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oz_(magazine)
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Ticomaya
 
  1  
Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:39 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:
Cute but inaccurate....a globe in space has no under or over.....the only under is towards the centre of gravity. It's a northern hemisphere linguistic imperialism....or hegemony.

Please don't forget that the World revolves around America (and by "America" I mean the US). Thus, it's accurate enough.
Builder
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:39 am
@Ticomaya,
Quote:
You don't have any idiots there in Austria?


Couldn't tell you where it is really. Was assuming Aaahnold mite know?
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:40 am
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:

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.


Neither, if I ger AHSS correctly...I read it as arse.

We say Osstralia......Aus rhymes with boss.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:40 am
@Builder,
Oh, Ahnold knows.

You Unders need to get in a few more wars, maybe learn a bit more about world geography.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:43 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:
We say Osstralia......Aus rhymes with boss.

Yes, so do I.

So why don't you say Ossies ("Aus-ies"), and insist that it be "Ozzies".
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:43 am
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:

Builder wrote:
The simple fact that most Nortes confuse Australia with Austria.

You don't have any idiots there in Austria?


We have whole political parties devoted to them.
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