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Australia: Country or Continent?

 
 
Reply Wed 15 Feb, 2006 02:52 am
Frickin' Australia. How the hell does it get to have the distinction of being a country AND a goddammed continent? What a bunch of ****. Are these people self-important, or what?

I say, country or continent, you pick. But you can't be both, you Aussie bastids!!!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 15 Feb, 2006 03:10 am
It IS both.



So?
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kickycan
 
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Reply Wed 15 Feb, 2006 03:14 am
So that ain't fair, dammit! Pick one and live with it!

Goddammed poll--I had another option in there, for "Neither--it's really just a turd that fell off Asia."
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Vivien
 
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Reply Wed 15 Feb, 2006 05:12 am
it's an island too, doesn't have all those untidy sticky out bits like Canada and Central America stuck to it Twisted Evil
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Wed 15 Feb, 2006 05:42 am
Wait a minute. Does the continent of Australia, also contain the islands of New Zealand and Tasmania or are they just floating out there with the rest of Polynesia?

If Indonesia is part of Asia, and you can practically spit from New Guinea to Queensland...(you need a wind from the North and permission from the local mullahs) wouldn't it stand to reason that Australia is in Asia too?

Who drew the lines? The British authorities who didn't want to be too closely linked to those folks in Irian Jaya?

When did Australia get it's continental designation?

Joe(I have a lot of questions for one so young)Nation
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 15 Feb, 2006 06:16 am
In this part of the world, we were taught there was a continent which was called Oceania but I can be wrong...

http://www.globalgeografia.it/cartografia/mappe_continenti/oceania.gif
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ele
 
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2006 03:17 am
Australia is also the flattest AND the second driest continent in the world.

"Are these people self-important, or what? " No...... I think that distinction is ALL yours, congratulations!
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2006 08:04 am
Vivien wrote:
it's an island too, doesn't have all those untidy sticky out bits like Canada and Central America stuck to it Twisted Evil


Don't forget.... Canada has the U.S. stuck to it too. Laughing
Cool
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dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2006 08:40 am
We can be both if we want. Thats just like a New Yorker just because your city population is bigger than our entire continental population doesnt mean ya can tell us what to do.

do this for me kicky.........
take hold of your left ear with your right hand
come on...... just do it ok

ok now take hold of your right ear with your left hand

got a good grip?





















now pull yer head in
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2006 08:46 pm
Speaking of islands.... how come it's the Philippines but the people are called Filipinos??

Huh.


j
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2006 08:48 pm
Well, the USA is the United States of America, but its citizens are called "Yankee Bastids"...it's just the English language, you know...
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2006 08:50 pm
I want to know more about Kiribati.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2006 08:54 pm
Taioka naaka, antai aramii?

Please answer.

J
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2006 08:55 pm
Conversation emanating from the Black House.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2006 08:58 pm
No, it's the language of the Kiribati.

Antai aram? (What is your name?)

Arau ngai Joe Nation. (My name is .....)
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2006 08:59 pm
I have been enlightened
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2006 08:59 pm
Quote:
how come it's the Philippines but the people are called Filipinos??


American Imperialism on the phonetic level.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2006 09:02 pm
gustavratzenhofer wrote:
I want to know more about Kiribati.


Its pronounced kirbus and I get to meet the attachee. unless you guys stop with the green house gas there wont be a kiribati soon (rising sea levals)

hello = fukaloko or is that Nuii............ I forget
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2006 09:14 pm
Got that right. Estimates in today's paper (New York Times) put the possibilities at a rise in twenty feet if all the glaciers melt. And they are melting at a faster rate than previously measured.


Joe(I'm glad I live on the seventh floor)Nation
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Francis
 
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Reply Fri 17 Feb, 2006 01:35 am
Noddy24 wrote:
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how come it's the Philippines but the people are called Filipinos??


American Imperialism on the phonetic level.


Don't think so. As the Philippines were named Islas Filipinas from Filipe II of Spain, the inhabitants are called Filipinos...
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