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(The Sun)   British couple who moved to Australia have already returned to the UK because. A) Higher cost of living. B) Weird food. C) They couldn't buy their precious snowflake her favorite fruit drink. D) All of the above   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 85
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2013-06-15 07:21:18 AM  
Whinging. Poms.

/obligatory
//Aussie
 
2013-06-15 07:27:35 AM  
WTF...I don't even....I mean did they not at least take a week or two vacation there before deciding to move? This article has to be made up.
 
2013-06-15 07:27:43 AM  
The only thing in australia that isnt poisonous is the giant saltwater crocs
 
2013-06-15 07:31:10 AM  
That took nearly four seconds on Google: British Supermarket Worldwide

Quiet news day, if you're not allowed to write about the boss's wife farking the former PM, I guess?
 
2013-06-15 07:33:04 AM  
At first I thought this was one of those "rich people have problems too" stories.

But this dude made his wife quit her lousy job, then left his job as a forklift operator and rented a luxury flat in Adelaide.  After spending ten grand on plane tickets and going to a country he'd only ever seen on TV.  Mmmmaybe they didn't really plan out the most economical way to change their lives.

So it's more of a "stupid proles have too much money, look at these knobs" story.  Which fits in with The Sun's editorial mandate.
 
2013-06-15 07:34:34 AM  
Australia is better off without them.  You have to be a bit of a badass to live in a country where everything can kill you in a horrible way and these people are not cut out for it.  Plus, not liking a hamburger with the lot or a nice kangaroo steak should be grounds for deportation and a boot in the ass.
 
2013-06-15 07:35:30 AM  
Okay they probably don't exist because its the sun, but really have met a lot of wankers just like them over here too.. even I (a british immigrant to NZ) have started calling them Poms.

EVERYTHING is always worse and every failure of theirs is the fault of the place. They dont make enough money and you cant get the right 'insert trivial shiat you can totally get if you care' etc etc. It is insane frankly, as just about everything is better. If you have children then the better becomes just epic. I could punch my parents for not moving out here when I was a kid, much of England is a farking hole compared to the antipodes.
 
2013-06-15 07:36:17 AM  

FarkinNortherner: That took nearly four seconds on Google: British Supermarket Worldwide

Quiet news day, if you're not allowed to write about the boss's wife farking the former PM, I guess?


but that costs 12.10 in australia when it is only 6.12 in the uk.  so much more expensive it's not worth it
 
2013-06-15 07:37:01 AM  
Remove RRU and you get....
 
2013-06-15 07:38:46 AM  
The question is , why are british people ugly? Is it because they inbred on that island throughout the ages?
 
2013-06-15 07:44:58 AM  
Brits think Aussie food is weird?  Did it not have enough kidneys in it for them?  Did it use "weird" cuts of meat that Brits shy away from, like the prime rib or the brisket?  Was the dick not spotted?
 
2013-06-15 07:46:35 AM  
The real reason they left is because they couldn't get enough spotted dick, how the ladies love their spotted dick and most of the pommies do too.
 
2013-06-15 07:48:06 AM  
 
2013-06-15 07:51:37 AM  

bill4935: At first I thought this was one of those "rich people have problems too" stories.

But this dude made his wife quit her lousy job, then left his job as a forklift operator and rented a luxury flat in Adelaide.  After spending ten grand on plane tickets and going to a country he'd only ever seen on TV.  Mmmmaybe they didn't really plan out the most economical way to change their lives.

So it's more of a "stupid proles have too much money, look at these knobs" story.  Which fits in with The Sun's editorial mandate.


I suspect they only went over on a tourist visa and got kicked out and this entire thing is just a cover story. The emigration requirements for Australia are very tough if you are not on a desired jobs list and i don't think fork lift truck driver is on that list.
 
2013-06-15 07:54:59 AM  

FarkinNortherner: That took nearly four seconds on Google: British Supermarket Worldwide

Quiet news day, if you're not allowed to write about the boss's wife farking the former PM, I guess?


Will there be a Fark thread on Wendy and Tony? Or does Fark have to suck up to Rupert too?
 
2013-06-15 07:55:25 AM  

drew is pedal: The question is , why are british people ugly? Is it because they inbred on that island throughout the ages?


I would guess it's diet-related. Their food tends to be high in fat, low in fibre and over-cooked. This produces constipated lardasses with nutrient-deficiencies.
 
2013-06-15 07:55:48 AM  

drew is pedal: The question is , why are british people ugly? Is it because they inbred on that island throughout the ages?


you're so right! And all yanks are loud, diabetic and illiterate, right?
 
2013-06-15 07:57:24 AM  
I'm guessing language barrier posed a problem too.
 
2013-06-15 07:59:10 AM  
They probably don't realise that fruit drink can be two separate words
 
2013-06-15 08:01:37 AM  
img1.fark.net

Seems legit.
 
2013-06-15 08:02:24 AM  
Bunch of chazzwazzers!
 
2013-06-15 08:04:22 AM  
Love Australia!

/Canadian with Auzzie residency.

Go BLUES ! Shouting a Carelton draft!

Tooeys can suck it...
 
2013-06-15 08:11:31 AM  

3rdtimearound: drew is pedal: The question is , why are british people ugly? Is it because they inbred on that island throughout the ages?

you're so right! And all yanks are loud, diabetic and illiterate, right?


I know! What's with that?
 
2013-06-15 08:12:14 AM  

mighty_maxx: WTF...I don't even....I mean did they not at least take a week or two vacation there before deciding to move? This article has to be made up.



It's amazing how the world has changed. My ancestors migrated to New Zealand, spending months on a boat to arrive here, based on hearsay and marketing efforts from the New Zealand Company and colonial government. They and their fellow migrants took a big risk to come here.

That said, if this family didn't like it and think that life in Australia would make them unhappy, then changing their minds and going back home is entirely reasonable. No point in staying in a place you don't want to be out of sheer bloody mindedness.
 
2013-06-15 08:21:34 AM  
I predict that only the most hardcore of survivalists will live in that country in the next few centuries as it will become no man's land due to the wildlife.
 
2013-06-15 08:22:38 AM  
Here's your daily hate on the Brits thread farkers.
Dirty crass pigs with their cheap teeth, fat women and uneducated children.
Ugh, there are no low-class people like that in Australia or the USA, no everyone is genetically perfect, svelte, refined and educated to the finest standard.
If only we could nuke Britain from orbit, then the world would be a true utopia without all the British and their 'teeth', 'food' and 'bodies'.
Ugh, they offend me so much, nuke them!!
 
2013-06-15 08:27:19 AM  

YoOjo: Dirty crass pigs with their cheap teeth


They have teeth now?
 
2013-06-15 08:28:39 AM  

Sir_Spanksalot: Love Australia!

/Canadian with Auzzie residency.

Go BLUES ! Shouting a Carelton draft!

Tooeys can suck it...


Carelton? Tooeys?
 
2013-06-15 08:30:02 AM  

3rdtimearound: you're so right! And all yanks are loud, diabetic and illiterate, right?


Only half of them. The other half are Democrats.
 
2013-06-15 08:32:40 AM  
If Adelaide's "not good enough" for you, you're not good enough for Adelaide.
Have fun with your terrible offal-based food & warm beer.
 
2013-06-15 08:35:45 AM  
Does Australia have slim fast?

/also exercise running from all the animals that want to KILL YOU
 
2013-06-15 08:37:02 AM  

Hetfield: YoOjo: Dirty crass pigs with their cheap teeth

They have teeth now?


Here in America the teeth are paved in gold.
 
2013-06-15 08:37:41 AM  

YoOjo: Here's your daily hate on the Brits thread farkers.
Dirty crass pigs with their cheap teeth, fat women and uneducated children.
Ugh, there are no low-class people like that in Australia or the USA, no everyone is genetically perfect, svelte, refined and educated to the finest standard.
If only we could nuke Britain from orbit, then the world would be a true utopia without all the British and their 'teeth', 'food' and 'bodies'.
Ugh, they offend me so much, nuke them!!


D'awww, you poor thing. Are the mean kids pickin' on you?
 
2013-06-15 08:44:00 AM  
Did NOT think that through.
 
2013-06-15 08:48:09 AM  
I went to a Caribbean medical school where we did four semesters on the island of Dominica (not the same as DR). I'm convinced this island is on the way to being the cool vacation destination people brag to their friends about as eco vacations become the new fad. It's mountainous so it was never tamed by the Europeans. Most of the forests on the other Caribbean islands were leveled for plantations and the like. Dominica is covered in beautiful rolling hills/mountains covered in tropical trees. One side of the island has rain forest. They say its the only island Columbus would still recognize. It has scuba diving that consistently ranks in the top 10 in the world, excellent fishing (you can buy fresh hacked off the fish with a machete yellow fin tuna for about $2.5/lb), black sand beaches, sulfur and hot water springs, excellent hiking, ziplining, water tubing, attractions like the emerald pool: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g147284-d147967-Reviews- E merald_Pool_Nature_Trail-Morne_Trois_Pitons_National_Park_Saint_Patric k_Parish_Do.html

Most of the students almost instantly hated the island and biatched and moaned about not being able to wait to get off. Most of them flew back to the states every break. Very few of the students did more than one or two touristy outings, and most seemed more interested in visiting the surrounding restaurants that had the closest to possible American experience.
 
2013-06-15 08:49:43 AM  

OscarTamerz: The real reason they left is because they couldn't get enough spotted dick, how the ladies love their spotted dick and most of the pommies do too.


"And the spotted dick barely had any spots on it, and I think they used artificial dick. It's just not right!"
 
2013-06-15 08:52:06 AM  

Mentalpatient87: YoOjo: Here's your daily hate on the Brits thread farkers.
Dirty crass pigs with their cheap teeth, fat women and uneducated children.
Ugh, there are no low-class people like that in Australia or the USA, no everyone is genetically perfect, svelte, refined and educated to the finest standard.
If only we could nuke Britain from orbit, then the world would be a true utopia without all the British and their 'teeth', 'food' and 'bodies'.
Ugh, they offend me so much, nuke them!!

D'awww, you poor thing. Are the mean kids pickin' on you?


No, not particularly. Maybe the British half of me is a tad frustrated at the regularity of the ignorance in these threads, but I don't feel picked upon, no.
It's just so wrong, so often that I bit, just this once.
Fark needs some new topics, this is a new account but I've been on here over ten years - 2A, British teeth, regional pizza variations, WBC, Beiber, cats... it's all a bit Groundhog Day, no?
 
2013-06-15 08:55:56 AM  
FTFA;

"They rented out their home in Hull and found a luxury flat to rent in central Adelaide...The couple axed plans to fly over their dog and furniture and came home...They are currently staying in Newcastle.Siobhan, who has another recruitment job while Andrew does shifts, said: "I'm glad we tried it.""

So it was, basically, an extended holiday away from Hull and they changed jobs. I don't see a big issue here.
 
2013-06-15 09:03:50 AM  

FarkinNortherner: That took nearly four seconds on Google: British Supermarket Worldwide

Quiet news day, if you're not allowed to write about the boss's wife farking the former PM, I guess?


Yeah?

Well the problem is reciprocal, innit? Ever try to find Vegemite in the US of A?
 
2013-06-15 09:04:25 AM  
Hey, Brits!  Stream this show on your computer - it might help ...

images.zap2it.com
 
2013-06-15 09:10:46 AM  

OhioUGrad: Does Australia have slim fast?



Kind of, if you restrict your diet to just Vegemite.
 
2013-06-15 09:14:16 AM  

Evil Mackerel: OhioUGrad: Does Australia have slim fast?


Kind of, if you restrict your diet to just Vegemite.


Well from the looks of those 2, they don't like anything with the word "veg" in it.
 
2013-06-15 09:17:09 AM  

YoOjo: Here's your daily hate on the Brits thread farkers.
Dirty crass pigs with their cheap teeth, fat women and uneducated children.
Ugh, there are no low-class people like that in Australia or the USA, no everyone is genetically perfect, svelte, refined and educated to the finest standard.
If only we could nuke Britain from orbit, then the world would be a true utopia without all the British and their 'teeth', 'food' and 'bodies'.
Ugh, they offend me so much, nuke them!!


You left out any mention of the chavs and slores. That leads me to think that you have the idea that the UK is defensible.
 
2013-06-15 09:23:57 AM  
That has got to be the creepiest, children-of-the-corn looking kid I have ever seen.
 
2013-06-15 09:29:30 AM  

d4nt3: That has got to be the creepiest, children-of-the-corn looking kid I have ever seen.


I was going to comment on the same thing.  She already has the crazy in the eyes, Savannah of the corn.
 
2013-06-15 09:30:25 AM  

Hetfield: 3rdtimearound: you're so right! And all yanks are loud, diabetic and illiterate, right?

Only half of them. The other half are Democrats.


Ah, yes, the effete sycophantic Anglophiles who watch PBS and use Britishisms in their daily conversation.
 
2013-06-15 09:30:50 AM  
Never live in Adelaide. It's a hole.

/and smoke Winnie Blues.
 
2013-06-15 09:35:27 AM  

Archie Goodwin: Never live in Adelaide. It's a hole.

/and smoke Winnie Blues.


Full of a holes,
and axe wielding mass murderers
 
2013-06-15 09:37:49 AM  
fark 'em.
 
2013-06-15 09:39:24 AM  
They did not think through their cunning stunt.
 
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