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QUESTIONS FOR THE OZTRALIANS

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2015 09:39 pm
now I want a Turkish breakfast

http://www.trekkinginturkey.com/turkish-food/traditional-turkish-food-turkish-breakfast/

http://www.trekkinginturkey.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/20131215-120654-486x400.jpg
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2015 10:58 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

I wanna know how to make a Pavlova like the kind Russell Crowe ate so he could gain all that weight for the movie where he was all fattened up.

I heard that Pavlovas were originally from OZ


There are a bazillion pavlova recipes.

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/13360/vanilla+and+fresh+fruit+pavlova
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2015 09:55 am
@Setanta,
How about one of these divebombing one's noodle?

Owl 'terrorises' Dutch city
European eagle owl launches spate of attacks on people in Dutch town


Five Foot Wingspan!

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03212/European-Eagle-owl_3212668b.jpg

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/netherlands/11436549/Owl-terrorises-Dutch-city.html
margo
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2015 11:14 am
@Lordyaswas,
5 foot wingspan - now, that's scary.

But being swooped on by suspicious magpies when you're ambling along minding your own business is pretty scary, too.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2015 06:38 am
@Lordyaswas,
I used to walk to work along a country road every morning, about dawn. One morning, an owl swooped over my head. I don't think it was meant as a threat--but if it had been an attack, i'd have been screwed. I didn't hear a sound, and only saw the bird as it passed over my head. It was completely silent. No wonder mice are screwed when the owls are out hunting.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2015 11:32 am
@Setanta,
I had an ordinary Barn Owl land on my arm once at a Country Fair exhibition. I had to wear a big gauntlet but could still feel the strength of that grip on my arm.
The silent flying is achieved by special curly bits of the end of their wing fevvers, I think. It stops the whoosh noise.
A follow up to the Eagle Owl story came on the radio yesterday when it was announced that a local bank was giving an umbrella to each household in the village until the Eagle Owl's hormones have calmed down.
margo
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2015 08:39 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Lordyaswas wrote:

it was announced that a local bank was giving an umbrella to each household in the village until the Eagle Owl's hormones have calmed down.


Now there's some PR for you! Smile
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2015 02:52 pm
Coincidentally, I'm watching a programme on BBC2 right now;
Super Powered Owls: Natural World.

Here's the silent flight experiment (about 2 mins)

hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2015 03:22 pm
@Lordyaswas,
And coincidentally an owl takes up residence in a Canberra park and...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-03/powerful-owl-spotted-in-suburban-canberra-park/6277744
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2015 03:28 pm
@hingehead,
What a beauty!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2015 03:42 pm
When Brendan Sheean spoke at the beginning of the video, i understood almost none of what he said.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2015 03:49 pm
@Setanta,
Is it the going up at the end of each sentence that does it Set?

I spoke to my lad on skype the other day, and noticed a very slight interrogative intonation slipping in here and there.
Damned infectious, these Aussies.




I love the name. Powerful Owl.


I wonder if there is a Weak Owl? Or a Not Very Muscular Owl?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2015 04:19 pm
The diffident owls probably died out long since--not feeding often enough.

No, it was his pronunciation that did it for me. I'm no fan of "up-speak," but it doesn't interfere with my comprehension. I've been hearing impaired all my life, badly in one ear and mildly in the other. It gets worse as i age. I suspect that ferinners would have a very difficult time understanding Americans with thick accents from the southeast coast or from Maine.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2015 05:46 pm
@Setanta,
I didn't even try to listen to a whole program, with my mix of not being savvy about varied english accents/dialects in the first place and increasing hardness of hearing since the 80's. I would read if there were a transcript, probably.

When Dlowan visited here, I could make out her words most of the time, though I had to attend closely or miss out. Lovely voice, just lovely, says ms. sort of monotonal, except when I'm laughing.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2015 10:32 pm
@ossobuco,
You'd like a NZ accent, Osso.

A sort of Australian? Where everything goes up the end? They''re telling you something but you think they're asking?
Mixed with South Effricen, where everyone has a grudge. They keep their car in it.
hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2015 01:20 am
@Lordyaswas,
I think it's funny that at the start of each ICC world cup game the countdown is via video with each player saying a number from 10 down to 1.

They never have a New Zealander shouting 'SIX'

















It sounds like SEX

NZ joke 'What comes after six?'

'Breakfast'
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2015 02:24 pm
@hingehead,
I can remember when it was a cigarette.
hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2015 03:01 pm
@dlowan,
Well that's dating yourself


(that was an unintentional double entendre)
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2015 03:34 pm
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

I can remember when it was a cigarette.


IT IS!

http://www.cigarettespedia.com/images/3/3f/Player_s_no_6_ks_20_h_light_blue_green_white_england.jpg
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2015 03:24 am
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

Well that's dating yourself


(that was an unintentional double entendre)


No...seriously....I began when the post coital cigarette was a thing!
 

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