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549511 tn?1271775930

what do you know about Australia

Now youve all heard of us,now what are your opinions!!
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535822 tn?1443976780
Great country ..was going to Cairns once ..still going ,why you asking I think most Americans love the Aussies ...
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427555 tn?1267553158
The closest I came was New Zealand a few months ago.  My parents spent 6 weeks there about ten years ago  They loved it.  The flight is very long from the east coast of Canada.
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684030 tn?1415612323
I have an artist friend who teaches at the University of Tazmania. So, I'd love to visit there, someday. But, thus far... all I know is from I've seen in media images. And, your country
is beautiful!
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219241 tn?1413537765
G'day from a fellow Aussie! I reckon it is so funny when I travel overseas how the Americans especially love us! They kept making me talk all the time, which is ok as I do yabber on anyway!
  I have had a few of my Yankee friends come over and they loved it here. I was the same going to US, I loved it there, but when I got back I realised how damn lucky we are to live in such a beautiful and peaceful place.
Bonza mate!
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549511 tn?1271775930
I think i asked the wrong question,i meant what do they know about our country,not us!! I know the americans love us,except a few people thought i was a pom LOL   Hey Red Im in the sth east burbs  down the peninsula ~~  One fella thought we we had lions and tigers LOL yeah as if we need those with all the snakes and spiders weve got here already!!
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637356 tn?1301924822
When I think about Australia, the first thing that comes to mind is snakes and spiders... Deadly snakes and spiders!  I have always wanted to visit Australia, and me and DH said we would for our 5th wedding anniversary, when that came around we pushed it to our 10th and now that is around the corner and we will probably push it off til our 15th wedding anniversary... LOL. Also my DH won't let me go cuz he is afraid I will try to smuggle back a koala or a joey.  
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219241 tn?1413537765
ONe American I met was convinced Australia was no bigger than England, I said, Ummm we are actually bigger than the US with an over hang over Canada and Mexico....he didn't believe me, he looked it up and sure enough! Talk about uneducated!
Another US friend believed that everyone has a kangaroo as a pet...sheesh!
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549511 tn?1271775930
dont think your hubby would have to worry you bringing back a koala it would probably claw you to bits,and you have to get past a joey's mum!!


Oh Red!! You are very good at your geography!!
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637356 tn?1301924822
I agree, I do know both are very mean.. He just teases me about it!


People also tend to believe that Austraila is all wilderness just like you see on crocodile dundee, but I know that Austraila has country and City just like the US.
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1013194 tn?1296459481
Lol..a Kangaroo as a pet who would want, My Daughters bf just wiped his car out hitting one, every time we drive home at night they jump in front of you..as you know scary stuff..Found one eating the fat off the barbie not that long ago..Dont like them, dont like to eat them, dont like to be hit by them..I say we pack em up and ship them over there:))
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549511 tn?1271775930
so glad its not like croc dundee i would go nuts~~


dawn angela::

do you live in the scrub? LOL the only wild thing i have is a little blackbird i hand raised and he comes inside the house a fair bit poops everywhere and flies and the house and freaks me out LOL  Recently he was sitting on the dining room table the little buggar!!
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1013194 tn?1296459481
Lol. im in Albury NSW Kitty...The drought has bought them to suburbia  but yes im sort of out a bit in the sticks from Albury, They every where here xx
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1032715 tn?1315984234
Hi to all Aussies,I'm in Queensland halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast,love living here,don't particularly like kangaroos either,my son nearly lost an eye when one scratched him across the face.I get on skype with a friend over there and he laughs at my accent,but that's ok because I think his is funny too.lol.Got to know him on medhelp too.

crikey I gotta go it's late
Denise  
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549511 tn?1271775930
I used to live 30kms from Toowoomba 17 yrs ago and I hated living there way too many creepy crawlies and snakes eeww.I also lived in Townville and they have cane toads eeww again and cockroaches about 3/4 inches long and the bats eekkk  LOL  Now im back in Victoria on the Peninsula and loving it back here and will never live in another state again!!
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1013194 tn?1296459481
We also lived in Coffs Harbor, we were at a sanctuary there with a friend her kid was about four, the roos were quite tame but this big one came up to the lil girl and just kept boxing her in the ears, it was unreal, so scarey, but after we got her away, it was the funniest thing ive ever seen..

Had a client i worked for and one came through his front window of his van up that way, It knocked all his teeth out and he was in hospital for ages..
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549511 tn?1271775930
We must have lucky as we travelled from Qld to Vic for years and years by car and never came across one live roo they were all sunbaking on the side of the road pointing their bellies to the sun,and stiff s a board..But  a flock of lorrakeets hit the car eeww ..........
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1032715 tn?1315984234
Some Americans still think John Howard is our Prime Minister,To everyone Kevin Rudd is the Prime Minister of Australia.
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535822 tn?1443976780
what is a Lorrikeet ? a kind of bird,?I had actually heard that the Prime Minister changed but I didnt really know his name we dont get a lot of Down under news here ...
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676032 tn?1315674063
Well ye do great tv!! Home and away is very big in Ireland!!!! Ye love it, plus ye're accents are class!!!!!! Would trade you my Irish accent for yours anyday :-)
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535822 tn?1443976780
oh Jennifer never... I love the southern Irish accent .. the Northern one I have to admit is rough but the lit of the southern is very attractive, dont give your accent away, hey you'll be over here next month I believe, when you travelin ?
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676032 tn?1315674063
Lol, I guess Im used to my accent now :-), Im very Irish in the way I speak, Oh and yes I dont like the accent in Northern Ireland (they are british really, we still have not won that part of Ireland back, and wont) I cant understand them when they speak at all.. Where Im from its called the Republic of Ireland (ROI) Im a cultchie from County Kerry, meaning im from the country!!! But not a farmer lol...

Im travelling in 6 weeks!!! All booked for the 27th of May!!!! Excited but very nervous too.... Just waiting around is killing me!!!!  And I can bet you anything, The Americans will not understand me at all.... I will need paper and pen so I can write it for them lol!!!! But I do love the American accet too.... LOVE IT!!!

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The Northern accent is easy to understand if you spend any time with Northern people. Bit like the Cork accent which is near impossible at first. It just takes time. As to the Northern people been British? Matter of opinion on that one. I see them as Irish. Just having to endure living under British rule. We are one island. If the Tango men don't want to be part of Ireland I am sure they can find space on mainland Britian for them. Let us all live in peace.
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676032 tn?1315674063
Lol, I like your opinion but I if they had the choice they wouldn't change cause its what they are used to!!!!

I can understand the Cork accent very easily, maybe cause we are so close... The Dublin accent is one I love too, ha some word my Dub friends use are great!!!! It amazes me how different each county is!!!!
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1013194 tn?1296459481
Yes a Lorrikeet  is a bird :)
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