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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 10:43 am
@ehBeth,
Quote:
I understand quite a bit as a result of this post. None of it flatters you.


Ouch. My hide is suitably scorched by your rapier wit.

You still haven't confirmed Knukka or Cajan.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:44 am
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:

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.


I believe it revolves around central axes.....known familiarly as Poles.

I guess that makes Warsaw the capital of America.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:44 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:
Ticomaya wrote:
Do you (Aussies) pronounce Australia as "OZ-tralia" or "AHSS-tralia"?

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

I meant to change AHSS to OSS in that prior post ... sorry.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:45 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:
I guess that makes Warsaw the capital of America.

Doesn't.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:47 am
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:

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".


Well, that brings us back to the whole Oz thing.

Also, it's English, remember.

Bough.

Through.

Trough.

Enough.

Need I say more?

dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:48 am
@Ticomaya,
No harm done.....I'll give you a pass on the arse.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:49 am
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:

dlowan wrote:
I guess that makes Warsaw the capital of America.

Doesn't.


Does by your logic.
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Builder
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:51 am
@dlowan,
It's a complex equation. Better give some time to think it through. Or was that threw?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:51 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

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.


We aren't here to flatter Builder fer crissake, are we?
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:53 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

Ticomaya wrote:

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".


Well, that brings us back to the whole Oz thing.

I'm still not sure why you insist on a pronunciation based upon a land (in Kansas) in a fictional book/movie, when your country is pronounced a different way.

Seems upside down to me.

Quote:
Also, it's English, remember.

Bough.

Through.

Trough.

Enough.

Need I say more?

Depends ... are you going to make a point?
Builder
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:55 am
@dlowan,
Quote:
We aren't here to flatter Builder fer crissake, are we?


Heaven forfend, dlowan. One couldn't ever stoop so low now, could one? Wink
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:56 am
@Ticomaya,
My link appears to have failed when I tried to give a link to Oz magazine....google it. I believe it all began as a satire upon my fair land. Then it moved to Britain and satirized that.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 10:57 am
@Ticomaya,
One of my points is that expecting English pronunciation to be logical is like trying to herd cats.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 11:00 am
@dlowan,
Point taken.
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contrex
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 12:52 pm
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

My link appears to have failed when I tried to give a link to Oz magazine....google it. I believe it all began as a satire upon my fair land. Then it moved to Britain and satirized that.


It kind of moved when Richard Neville did, in late 1966. Neville founded Sydney Oz with Richard Walsh while he (Neville) was at UNSW. The first issue came out on April 1st, 1963. Walsh kept it going until 1969. Neville moved back to Australia in the 1980s and for some years was a broadcaster for the Nine Network. He once caused a fuss by smoking marijuana on camera to test its effect on his driving ability.

The February 1964 cover got Neville and Walsh an obscenity charge; it showed Neville and others urinating into a sculpture. (Look at that price! One-and-threepence!)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/72/Oz_magazine_Issue_6_Feb_1964.jpg
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 01:10 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
If it is, then I won't use it.

They do, though have a hockey team the Vancouver Canuks.

It seems if Canuk was offensive they would have changed the name.

We don't have The Seattle Seppos.

We do have the Washington Redskins (which I think should be changed), but it refers to only a small group that has no real political power, not all Americans.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 01:10 pm
@djjd62,
Great!
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 01:12 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:

...and by saying I don't like the name "Bob" I've ensured a steady stream of half-witted uses of it in my future.


I'm afraid so Robert.

(What do you think about Rob?)
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 01:15 pm
@contrex,
contrex wrote:

Finn dAbuzz wrote:

Actually it would be like the French calling themselves "Europeans"


No it wouldn't.



Yes it would.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 01:15 pm
@Ceili,
Good to hear.
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