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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 09:57:04 AM  
let's see... british tabloid staples:

• boobs
• stories about huge boob jobs for young girls designed to allow the reader to arch their eyebrows in disapproval while still ogling the helpfully included pictures of the boobs in question.
• unglamorous photos of aging actors/pop stars
• stories of NHS screw-ups
stories about stupid people designed specifically to enrage the reader and yet keep them reading while they tut-tut and smugly congratulate themselves on not being quiiiiite that dumb.
 
2013-06-15 09:59:05 AM  
Hoo. Looks like Australia dodged a bullet there.

(That said, the other day I got a sudden craving for Party Rings, which cannot easily be found here and I don't much feel like paying an exorbitant amount to have shipped. Not gonna go back to Britain over it though.)

/Sydney FTW.
 
2013-06-15 10:05:50 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?


Pretty much, yes.
 
2013-06-15 10:16:08 AM  
I dunno, I spent a month or so in NSW and Darwin and while I found a bunch of things to be kind of surprising in Australian food, they were surprising in a 'holy crap, why don't we do that back home' sort of way.  There's also something much better about Australian steak as compared to what you can normally get in the US, probably related to feeding them corn or something since we stick corn in everything up here.  Any Brit who doesn't like the food is saying more about themselves than anything else.

But yeah, article is written to support a narrative that lets people who read The Sun feel better about themselves.

/I still have dreams about Moreton bay bugs
 
2013-06-15 10:17:23 AM  
Something like packaged food or drinks you can get nearly everywhere, at least in a speciality shop at twice the price. Or you have friends and family bring it when they visit. Over time you stop missing it so much. Then you don't crave it anymore and you find yourself saying "No, Lidl peanut butter is totally the same as Jif"

You may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful house
You may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful wife
 
2013-06-15 10:24:42 AM  

Veritas: /obligatory
//Aussie


Well, then, can you send me a couple of those really big jars of Vegemite? All I can get here is Marmite. It tastes OK, but the texture is a little too snot-like for me.
 
2013-06-15 10:29:49 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?


I put in eight seconds to find a source located in Australia.

http://www.britishsweets.com.au/UK-Food/Drinks/Robinsons-Apple-Black cu rrant-Fruit-Squash-1Litre

Even reading TFA it's obvious that they were homesick and unhappy with a long list of petty complaints to justify their unhappiness and that the Sun, with its usual high standard of journalistic integrity, picked the most trivial and absurd of the lot to make the centrepiece of the story.
 
2013-06-15 10:32:50 AM  
As always, the Landover Baptists have this topic covered:

http://www.la ndoverbaptist.net/showthread.php?t=42207
 
2013-06-15 10:57:31 AM  
What a surprise it's a whinging pom. You don't see those very often.
 
2013-06-15 11:12:29 AM  
And in 20 years we're going to hear about a young woman who has survived her entire life on that particular brand of fruit drinks.

/the circle of life
 
2013-06-15 11:53:11 AM  

lack of warmth: 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.


I thought the same thing. Made me wonder about the dingos I have heard so much about. I guess even dingos have their standards.
 
2013-06-15 12:02:42 PM  

Oldiron_79: The only thing in australia that isnt poisonous is the giant saltwater crocs


LOL

(but true)
 
2013-06-15 12:27:44 PM  

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

Only half of them. The other half are Democrats.


.... who are loud, anemic and illiterate.
 
2013-06-15 12:40:01 PM  
I think that was a neat little adventure for them. I wish I had the balls to pick up and move on a whim. Even if it doesn't work out.
 
2013-06-15 12:59:47 PM  

andrewmoriarty: What a surprise it's a whinging pom. You don't see those very often.


How do you spot the flight from the UK at the airport? It's the 747 that's still whining after the engines have stopped.

/British.
 
2013-06-15 01:05:37 PM  

PacManDreaming: Veritas: /obligatory
//Aussie

Well, then, can you send me a couple of those really big jars of Vegemite? All I can get here is Marmite. It tastes OK, but the texture is a little too snot-like for me.


Amazon is your friend
 
2013-06-15 01:37:27 PM  
They were from Hull. Enough said....
 
2013-06-15 01:43:55 PM  

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.


And can we talk about this?  Kayak has one-way tickets from Leeds to Adelaide for under $1000.  How on earth did they spend $10k on plane tickets?
 
2013-06-15 02:00:08 PM  

Spanky McStupid: Amazon is your friend


No, it isn't. They want money for their jars of Vegemite.

What gets me is, I had two stores near me that sold Vegemite. Then all of a sudden, they don't carry it anymore, but they now carry Marmite, instead. They taste pretty much the same, but their textures are quite a bit different.
 
2013-06-15 02:08:15 PM  
I read this to my ten year old son. His remark was "What idiots!!".
 
2013-06-15 02:26:22 PM  

LiberalEastCoastElitist: 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.


Some people hate new things no matter how awesome they are. I've dealt with my share of military brats who moaned about how farking terrible Hawaii was and how they wished they were back in Minnesota...

Homesickness can be a biatch, I understand that. But you're not making the experience any better by badmouthing your new home and pissing off the locals around you. At least TRY to enjoy yourself. A positive outlook will make the experience bearable.
 
2013-06-15 02:59:14 PM  
The news* article brought to you by Robinsons Apple & Blackcurrant drink and the Counsel to Remind Britons That Australia is Full of Dirty Kangaroo-Eating Criminals** And That It's Better Here Anyway.***

* The word "news" defined as "a report on a recent event."
** Not all Australians are actually criminals.
*** CRBTAFDKECATIBHA does not claim to have any actual knowledge of Australia.
 
2013-06-15 03:05:10 PM  

LiberalEastCoastElitist: 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.


So because YOU enjoy outdoorsy stuff like fishing, hiking, beach-going, ziplining, etc. you assume other people who prefer other things that aren't on that island are ungrateful bastards?

Maybe those students didn't want to go fishing, hiking, scuba diving or ziplining. To you that might be a lot of fun. To me it sounds annoying and tedious. I HATE fishing. Hiking is okay in small doses. Scuba diving holds no interest for me. Ziplining seems stupid as hell.

People like different things. It's great that the island had all the things you like. Other people are entitled to like other things, though, and if those things weren't there, they had a right to be unhappy about it.
 
2013-06-15 05:11:42 PM  
E) Smaller than advertised prawns
 
2013-06-15 06:50:24 PM  
Do news media outfits have some kind of special derpartment for stories like this?  Submit stories about some stupid/embarrassing/badly-thought-through escapade and a picture of your chubby family and you might get it published if it gets picked out of a virtual hat on a slow news day?
 
2013-06-15 08:03:08 PM  

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


Most of the women you masturbate over in Game of Thrones are British.
 
2013-06-15 08:54:43 PM  

RickN99: 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?


Aussie food has one thing Brits just haven't encountered before....FLAVOR
 
2013-06-15 09:53:20 PM  
Talk about 'not news'.
 
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2013-06-16 02:45:38 AM  
 
2013-06-16 07:19:24 AM  

Maestro1701: RickN99: 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?

Aussie food has one thing Brits just haven't encountered before....FLAVOR


Not so fast there. Mr. Meat Pie and Sir Sausage roll would like to have a word with you.

//seriously - their food is just as bad as the poms. If it wasn't for all the damn furriners in either place, you'd want to hang yourself after your 8th bowl of chips with aioli sauce.
 
2013-06-16 12:50:42 PM  
One of many ways to get an instagreen: use "snowflake" in a headline.

EABOD subtard.
 
2013-06-16 02:43:18 PM  

PacManDreaming: Spanky McStupid: Amazon is your friend

No, it isn't. They want money for their jars of Vegemite.

What gets me is, I had two stores near me that sold Vegemite. Then all of a sudden, they don't carry it anymore, but they now carry Marmite, instead. They taste pretty much the same  foul, but their textures are quite a bit different.

 
2013-06-16 03:00:44 PM  

LiberalEastCoastElitist: 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.


Lots of people posted overseas on military bases say the same thing. Loads of people don't leave the base their whole deployment. A friend was in Korea and said the same. Meanwhile he was out eating every korean dish he could get his hands on.

I was just on Crete, and listened to the Armed Forces network, and every commercial break out of Souda Bay, was "hey, there is lots of great stuff out there, get off base, seriously folks. GET OFF BASE"
 
2013-06-16 03:24:00 PM  
SpankyMcStupid

We have similar programmes and even with them being taken over to Australia for a couple of weeks to see the houses, the shops, the schools, the jobs etc it's amazing how many of them either don't go for some stupid reason or go and come back before too long for the same stupid reasons.
The thing is they always expect the grass to be greener on the other side and that you won't need to work hard to have a good life.
When you tell them the cost of food is double what it is in the UK (in cases of basics it seems to be) and that you will have to probably work more hours than you do in the UK they're not so happy. And the utter seperation of them from all their friends and family (normally elderly parents) becomes too much. Skype doesn't help really.
Lovely place to go on holiday but not a place for everyone to move to.
Saying that my cousin moved to Adelaide and seems to be having a good time and is now a citizen!
 
2013-06-16 04:16:41 PM  
Your Average Witty Fark User: One of many ways to get an instagreen: use "snowflake" in a headline.

EABOD EABOSD  subtard.

/Fixed for the UK.
 
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