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Australians: be honest, are you prouder of Muriel's Wedding or Strictly Ballroom?

Dom Passantino, Friday, 17 August 2007 22:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Muriel's Wedding because it established the lucrative "crap Australian ABBA tribute band" industry, earning billions for the nation.

King Boy Pato, Saturday, 18 August 2007 00:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Australians: if you could invent a new way for entertainment media to stereotype Australians, what would it be?

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 18 August 2007 01:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I like to see the old school bigoted drunk meshed with the office dickhead in a fucking Italian suit because it's the reality these days. Especially when they complain about lazy aboriginals and talk about the U2 concert they went to whilst having sushi for lunch.

King Boy Pato, Saturday, 18 August 2007 01:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah drunk yuppies in King street getting into fights outside night clubs.

Oh wait I know: Italians and Greeks being horrible racist assholes about Lebanese and Arab people even though they're all 2nd generation themselves, jeez people.

Trayce, Saturday, 18 August 2007 07:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Australians, do you secretly wish that Neil Finn was one of you?

Dom Passantino, Saturday, 18 August 2007 23:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

racists and yuppies are not aussie phenonmenons.

gr8080, Sunday, 19 August 2007 04:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Aussies: Crocodile Hunter or Crocodile Dundee?

gr8080, Sunday, 19 August 2007 04:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

such a loaded question.

W4LTER, Sunday, 19 August 2007 09:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

but the answer is CD

W4LTER, Sunday, 19 August 2007 09:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Do koalas shag well?

Heave Ho, Sunday, 19 August 2007 19:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Do you really say "G'Day Mate" to eachother?

gr8080, Sunday, 19 August 2007 20:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I say "g'day" quite a bit actually.
And when I have to speak to someone (a dude) I don't know I think I almost always call them "mate".

W4LTER, Monday, 20 August 2007 00:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think Kiwis say g'day too?

W4LTER, Monday, 20 August 2007 00:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I dont say g'day unless I'm taking the piss, but I'll say mate sometimes (usually when I'm shitty at someone ie "mate cut it out")

Trayce, Monday, 20 August 2007 03:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah, mate has become a really passive aggressive term. i like calling people "cobber". G'DAY COBS

sunny successor, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 19:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Do you really kill innocent people in the outback for sport?

What is your favorite Australian beer? Do you hate Fosters?

humansuit, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 20:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

innocent is such a relative term

Everyone claims to hate fosters. ive never had it so i dont know. ill drink the "ice" beers because im a vodka drinker and those are about all i could stand. when i was trying to be cool in school id drink VB - the REAL Oz beer (made by the same people as fosters btw)

A HARD EARNED THRIST NEEDS A BIG COLD BEER, PEOPLE!!!

http://www.world-discovery.de/Bilder/diary/Victoria%20Bitter%20-direkt%20nach%20Haake%20Beck!.jpg

sunny successor, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 20:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Whan shagging koalas, does vegemite make a good lubricant?

Heave Ho, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 21:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I also luv VB. Even though they lowered the alcohol content by 0.1% or whatever.
I was in a bottle shop the other day and these two sweaty middle-aged builder types were looking at beers alongside me, they pondered teh new VB thusly: 'It's a fucking disgrace.' 'fucken oath.'

W4LTER, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 22:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

aww i kind of miss fuckin oath

nutella is better (xpost)

sunny successor, Thursday, 23 August 2007 02:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

astrailians -

why is Adelaide a half hour behind Sydney? why not a whole hour?

gr8080, Friday, 24 August 2007 19:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i like how you said sydney.

sunny successor, Friday, 24 August 2007 19:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

waht does an australian look like? i mean in general there is some sort of look. i was waiting for the airtrain a few weeks ago and there was this couple standing there waiting too an i realized that i thought they were australian. not like i thought to myself oh i bet those are some australians right there. no. i had subconsciously labeled them australian. like w/o even thinking abt it. turns out they werent australians. but there must be some way australians looks like. im pretty sure there is.

jhøshea, Friday, 24 August 2007 19:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i like how you said sydney.

-- sunny successor, Friday, August 24, 2007 9:48 AM (11 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

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gr8080, Friday, 24 August 2007 20:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

not melbourne or brisbane (also on the east coast). screw those suckers.

sunny successor, Friday, 24 August 2007 20:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

when i say a guy looks australian its usually stumpy calves and long torso. some australian guys have REALLY long torsos. the women? large slightly wonky eyes, mean lips and plain faces.

sunny successor, Friday, 24 August 2007 20:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i dont know my Aus geography from my Karachi geography. i just find it fascinating that two major cites could be a half hour apart instead of one hour.

gr8080, Friday, 24 August 2007 20:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

or two or zero or whatever.

gr8080, Friday, 24 August 2007 20:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

lol i dont even know if Adelaide is a "major city"

gr8080, Friday, 24 August 2007 21:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yaha ss i think they did pretty much look like that

wau

jhøshea, Friday, 24 August 2007 21:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Adelaide has a WOMAD and I don't think Peter Gabriel would give it to some pissy little town, no sir.

Also, VB is nothing more than cat's piss for bogans. Coopers is the beer to drink, son.

King Boy Pato, Friday, 24 August 2007 23:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

An Australian has yet to answer my question.

gr8080, Saturday, 25 August 2007 00:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Some states observe DST and some don't which makes it even more fucked up.

Still not an answer, but I'm no Australian either.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 25 August 2007 00:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I wouldve thought because Adelaide's not all that far from the east coast rly? Like Perth is 3 hours behind us but Adelaide isnt 1/3 of the way along (which'd mae a 1 hour diff plausible)

PS I am talking out of my arse. I have no idea.

Trayce, Saturday, 25 August 2007 01:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i had no idea there were any time zones on the planet half an hour off from any others before today.

gr8080, Saturday, 25 August 2007 01:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Check out China for something really fucked up.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 25 August 2007 01:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

its just a measurement from the 180 degree mark, right? nepal has 1/4 hour time diffs.

sunny successor, Saturday, 25 August 2007 02:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

so yeah, what trayce said

sunny successor, Saturday, 25 August 2007 02:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Central Standard Time (pretty much Adelaide and Darwin) is a retarded and woefully out-of-date system made about a million years ago for god knows what purpose of having us 30 minutes behind the East Coast.

We should have switched to EST a loooong time ago but everytime The Man tries to do that, a bunch of whiny farmers complain about having to get up at 7am or something and thus, we're held back by a bunch of toothless hicks.

Which only sort of answers your question, Gradski.

King Boy Pato, Saturday, 25 August 2007 03:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

lol EB with the str8 answer.

thanks!

gr8080, Saturday, 25 August 2007 04:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

2. Pato:

Spanish slang used in Panama and other central american countries that defined a homosexual male.

Ese man es manso pato.
That man is very gay.

Yep King of the pato's mr King Boy

svend, Saturday, 25 August 2007 05:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

thats not a question

sunny successor, Saturday, 25 August 2007 05:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

And not even Australian-related.

King Boy Pato, Saturday, 25 August 2007 06:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

what the fuck

W4LTER, Saturday, 25 August 2007 08:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

is john howard going to win this election? what happened to kim beazley? THX!!xoxoxox

sunny successor, Monday, 27 August 2007 14:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

No, because we have RUDDMANIA!! Kim Beazley was harpooned by Japanese whalers. No probs. XXOXOXOOXX

King Boy Pato, Monday, 27 August 2007 21:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

On teh news last night they were saying that it could be a Labor landslide at this stage.

And yes, non-Australians, that is how the Australian Labor Party spells Labor, ok?

Also they were saying in a poll that 85% of Labor voters feel that Rudd's strip club visit shows him to be a "normal aussie bloke" or some shit like that.

W4LTER, Monday, 27 August 2007 22:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

why does "Australian Labor Party" spell labour wrong?

Heave Ho, Monday, 27 August 2007 22:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

From teh Wiks:

While it is standard practice in Australian English to spell the word labour with a u, the Party has spelt it without since Labor cabinet minister King O'Malley thought he would "modernise" the name;[6] at the time, it seemed likely that Australia would move to American spellings.

W4LTER, Monday, 27 August 2007 23:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

well, really

internet hardmanning clark (haitch), Monday, 10 January 2011 04:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.atyp.org/images-index/zoe_ventoura_web.jpg

posts as "Princess TamTam" iirc

basically just a 2/47 freak out (sic), Monday, 10 January 2011 04:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

ME.

(oh come on)

Ex Loin Tamer (Trayce), Monday, 10 January 2011 04:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

based on my experience, maybe

haitch is pretty cute tho

mookieproof, Monday, 10 January 2011 04:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

*flutters eyelids*

internet hardmanning clark (haitch), Monday, 10 January 2011 04:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

*sulks*

Ex Loin Tamer (Trayce), Monday, 10 January 2011 04:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.posters.ws/images/846802/blondes_have_more_fun.jpg

mookieproof, Monday, 10 January 2011 04:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

i am pretty easy, has to be said

internet hardmanning clark (haitch), Monday, 10 January 2011 05:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

QGP

don't horn in on my racket, jim

I 'ate you, Win Butler! (King Boy Pato), Monday, 10 January 2011 05:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

was just keeping the theme. no cut lunch

karajan camping (electricsound), Monday, 10 January 2011 05:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Why is this on The Soup blog?? Do I need to come down there?

http://www.thesouptv.com/latest/if-you-re-sexy-and-you-know-it-film-your-dance/295333

Wands and wings!Little crowny things! (sunny successor), Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:12 (six years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

No, because we have RUDDMANIA!! Kim Beazley was harpooned by Japanese whalers. No probs. XXOXOXOOXX

― King Boy Pato, Tuesday, August 28, 2007 7:24 AM (6 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

rage against martin sheen (sic), Wednesday, 28 May 2014 05:46 (four years ago) Permalink

let's all win soccer on the moon hulahguahlaughhlaghualagh

― carbonara not glue (electricsound), Friday, February 6, 2009 3:09 PM (5 years ago)

eat sock become sock (electricsound), Wednesday, 28 May 2014 05:50 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

when did u start saying "look!" b4 every sentence

― zvookster, Sunday, 9 January 2011 21:53 (5 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

(cld just be sportsmen)

― zvookster, Sunday, 9 January 2011 21:54 (5 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ppl often say it when they're trying to be truthbomby iirc

― yuoowemeone, Sunday, January 9, 2011

This Australian tonal usage is now pervasive throughout Irish sport, btw, presumably through the influence of your rugby coaches.

zvookster, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 04:24 (two years ago) Permalink

Incidentally there's a rough equivalent with English working class football people, where they'll suddenly say, "but no" and follow it with something serious, as if switching from a BANTER mode that often wasn't actually present.

zvookster, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 04:28 (two years ago) Permalink

Pollies do it too, a bit. "look the thing is, [insert massive load of bollox here]"

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 05:29 (two years ago) Permalink

is courtney barnett very famous in australia

Agent Zero (Treeship), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 05:48 (two years ago) Permalink

At least among the young/indie/JJJ crowd, yeah for sure.

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 22:57 (two years ago) Permalink

My friend looks like her.

écorché (S-), Thursday, 25 February 2016 06:01 (two years ago) Permalink

mine looks like Penn Gillette.

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Thursday, 25 February 2016 22:47 (two years ago) Permalink

But seriously, how did Australia get away with not doing putting a supergroup together to fight hunger in the 80s? UK did. USA did. CANADA DID, WITH VERSES IN FRENCH EVEN.

You had the Peter Garrett, Colin Hay, the INXS dudes, Olivia Newton John... Could've called it "Southern Cross (To Bear)" or something like that.

pplains, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 03:29 (two years ago) Permalink

Some curly-headed dude going balls out on the chorus, rest of the world goes Wow, who's that? And you all are, IT'S JIMMY BARNES, MATE. YOU'RE THE ONES WHO HAD STEVE PERRY AND BURTON CUMMINGS IN FRONT ON YOURS.

pplains, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 03:32 (two years ago) Permalink

Hm... no, we did do one, I think. Wait here I'm gonna look it up. I think it involved the chantoozies or some horror. LOOK WHAT YOURE MAKING ME DO.

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 03:48 (two years ago) Permalink

OK so we did a concert. No singles I can recall.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/OCyREBfnilA/maxresdefault.jpg

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 03:50 (two years ago) Permalink

I dont ever recall watching Oz for Africa tho, it looked like balls.

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 03:52 (two years ago) Permalink

A concert. May as well have done an ice bucket challenge too.

pplains, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 04:49 (two years ago) Permalink

S-' friend really does look quite a lot like courtney barnett.

Justin Townes' URL (haitch), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 05:58 (two years ago) Permalink

rest of the world goes Wow, who's that? And you all are, IT'S JIMMY BARNES, MATE.

ahahahaha!!

“I hate my wife. She doesn’t even have a dick” (sunny successor), Thursday, 3 March 2016 04:32 (two years ago) Permalink

kinoath.

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Thursday, 3 March 2016 04:53 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Can any fellow Australian interpret this for me? Maybe it's regional:

"whazzat mate? You want me to give you a fair go? There's no need to bung it on with me, you stunned mullet. Your pals left you like a shag on the rock. You managed to sneak by the doorman but I know a ring-in when I see one. Once I reach into my utility pouch it's all over for you. You've got me hopping mad now."

― Neanderthal, Saturday, March 26, 2016 12:12 PM (9 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Vernon Locke, Saturday, 26 March 2016 11:17 (two years ago) Permalink

"What was that, good sir? Do you implore justice in my judgement? Sir, you are an imbecile and, as such, your buffoonery is quite transparent. Your friends left you complete alone. You may have initially fooled them into acceptance but I can detect a charlatan when I see one. Prepare for the end, good sir. It will come at the hands of an item in my gentleman's pouch. Possibly a tool of some sort. You have certainly vexed me. "

“I hate my wife. She doesn’t even have a dick” (sunny successor), Monday, 28 March 2016 16:34 (two years ago) Permalink

Chuzwozzer.

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Tuesday, 29 March 2016 00:19 (two years ago) Permalink

where should I go in Canberra to drink good local craft beer and whisky

other people systems as applicable (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 29 March 2016 00:20 (two years ago) Permalink

Sydney.

glandular lansbury (sic), Tuesday, 29 March 2016 00:55 (two years ago) Permalink

My man knows of what he speaks.

http://i.imgur.com/i9TKtyq.jpg

pplains, Tuesday, 29 March 2016 01:06 (two years ago) Permalink

Wig and Pen in the CBD (Civic) isn't too bad.

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Tuesday, 29 March 2016 01:51 (two years ago) Permalink

For beer anyway.

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Tuesday, 29 March 2016 01:52 (two years ago) Permalink

Be aware that the assholes in Canberra dont let you smoke anywhere you can drink, not even outside :(

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Tuesday, 29 March 2016 01:53 (two years ago) Permalink

Awesome, Wig & Pen is just around the corner from where I'll be holed up.

other people systems as applicable (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 29 March 2016 17:22 (two years ago) Permalink

so how was it?

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Sunday, 3 April 2016 06:55 (two years ago) Permalink

Flying out Saturday. Are there any kinds of American candy that Australians like and can't easily get a hold of?

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Thursday, 7 April 2016 19:45 (two years ago) Permalink

Flying to the land of Tim Tams and Kinder Surprise, and you ask them if they want Reese's Pieces?

pplains, Friday, 8 April 2016 00:10 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah, I don't know what I was thinking.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2014/06/piccolo-me-australia-nutella-iced-coffee.html

Yes, that's a glob of Nerd-spiked Nutella on a stick.

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Friday, 8 April 2016 00:40 (two years ago) Permalink

I mean if you get all the wonka stuff, sour patch kids and now all the haribo shit is available there, I'm basically out of options! Thank goodness for this now-defunct blog about candy in Australia (http://lollyaddict.blogspot.com/)

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Friday, 8 April 2016 00:45 (two years ago) Permalink

I used to be excited to get those spicy cinnamon bullet things when people visited from America, but I went to the US each of the last three years and didn't even think of them

glandular lansbury (sic), Friday, 8 April 2016 00:58 (two years ago) Permalink

You mean these things?

http://i.imgur.com/2QXSti3.jpg

America sure is known for some gross shit.

pplains, Friday, 8 April 2016 01:49 (two years ago) Permalink

Who was the guy who used to call Tombot "Reese's Pieces" b/c El Tomboto = E.T.? What a trip.

pplains, Friday, 8 April 2016 01:51 (two years ago) Permalink

Oh, maybe that's the solution. I could bring Atomic Fire Balls

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Friday, 8 April 2016 01:52 (two years ago) Permalink

Bring some northwestern beers and local artisanal doughnuts imo

glandular lansbury (sic), Friday, 8 April 2016 07:52 (two years ago) Permalink

Veg has an Australian friend visiting. She might have some good ideas.

“I hate my wife. She doesn’t even have a dick” (sunny successor), Friday, 8 April 2016 13:10 (two years ago) Permalink


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