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(Mashable)   Australians have plenty of values. We just don't go round bragging about it like some dumb American Presidents do. Ya look stupid like a woggly billabong or some such   ( mashable.com) divider line
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2017-04-20 09:04:32 AM  
That's Dr. Woggly Buildabong, man.

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2017-04-20 09:12:38 AM  
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2017-04-20 02:54:49 PM  
A billabong is an oxbow lake, an isolated pond left behind after a river changes course. Billabongs are usually formed when the path of a creek or river changes, leaving the former branch with a dead end. Billabongs, reflecting the arid Australian climate in which these "dead rivers" are found, fill with water seasonally and are dry for a greater part of the year.

From Wikipedia.

Know how I can tell you're not an Aussie?
 
2017-04-20 04:16:37 PM  

teto85: A billabong is an oxbow lake, an isolated pond left behind after a river changes course. Billabongs are usually formed when the path of a creek or river changes, leaving the former branch with a dead end. Billabongs, reflecting the arid Australian climate in which these "dead rivers" are found, fill with water seasonally and are dry for a greater part of the year.

From Wikipedia.

Know how I can tell you're not an Aussie?


Not buying my woggly billabong reference, are we?   I'm only sorry I couldn't think of anything sillier.
 
2017-04-20 04:58:54 PM  
One of their proudest traditions:

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2017-04-20 07:42:07 PM  
Flowing beer and chundering?
 
2017-04-20 07:45:27 PM  
You're supposed to make fun of us, Australia, not copy our stupid.

FWIW, I don't really have a clear idea of Australian "values," other than vaguely English, only with bigger houses and warmer weather. Plus the native population, who I am aware have not been treated any better by your government/white people than our natives were treated by ours.
(shrug)
 
2017-04-20 07:46:43 PM  
Beers, Bruces and barbies.
 
2017-04-20 07:49:16 PM  

teto85: A billabong is an oxbow lake, an isolated pond left behind after a river changes course. Billabongs are usually formed when the path of a creek or river changes, leaving the former branch with a dead end. Billabongs, reflecting the arid Australian climate in which these "dead rivers" are found, fill with water seasonally and are dry for a greater part of the year.

From Wikipedia.

Know how I can tell you're not an Aussie?


I'm pretty sure it's a kind of shirt.
 
2017-04-20 07:52:33 PM  
Rule Six, there is no Rule Six...
 
2017-04-20 07:58:00 PM  
Down came a jumpbuck to drink at the billabong.
 
2017-04-20 08:03:03 PM  
One of the things Trump's election made clear is that conservatives have no values.
 
2017-04-20 08:05:04 PM  
Punching people in the head are our values
 
2017-04-20 10:08:14 PM  
Racism. Exceptions made for people of that race you actually know and consider top blokes or decent sheilas. But you still jibe them with mild racial epithets.

Sexism. Exceptions made for sheilas who don't come the raw prawn and are good sports, real goers, with a decent pair of top bollocks.

Homophobia. Unless you know the poof or lezzo in question, and they don't mind being called poof or lezzo, no offense.

Public alcoholism. If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing with a beer. If it's not worth doing, have a beer instead. Unless you're a blue-nosed wowser bastard, in which case, private alcoholism and private homosexuality.

Absenteeism. If you don't chuck a sickie just to have an extra paid day off, you're unAustralian. But don't be a bludger, can't stand them.

Compo. Spraining your back at work is a great way to get a few months paid holiday. Just don't actually do it, and find yourself an understanding doctor. But don't be a bludger, can't stand them.

Secularism. This is God's own country, and we don't want Him being bothered.

In general, severe socio-cognitive dissonance. Being paternalistic anti-authoritarians, anti-socialist welfare state enthusiasts, calling the conservative party Liberal, the rural party National, the party full of professional administrators who've never done a hard days work in their life Labor, hating the poms but loving the Queen, loving the Yanks in general but hating them individually.

You don't have to be mad to live here, but it helps.
 
2017-04-20 10:21:12 PM  
I'm surrounded by Aussies happy to do just that all day at work, so, bugger off.
 
2017-04-21 02:05:28 AM  

max_pooper: Down came a jumpbuck to drink at the billabong.


Yes sheep stealing is one of our values.
 
2017-04-21 02:10:26 AM  

Langdon_777: Yes sheep stealing sha... aw, hell, I can't bring myself to admit that this is one of our values.


FTFY
 
2017-04-21 03:55:34 AM  

englaja: loving the Yanks in general but hating them individually.


I found quite the opposite. Which on the romantic side was nice. Otherwise spot on with the severe socio-cognitive dissonance. Damn smart hard working people who often work even harder to hide it, at least if someone's watching.
 
2017-04-21 04:16:10 AM  

J Noble Daggett: englaja: loving the Yanks in general but hating them individually.

I found quite the opposite. Which on the romantic side was nice. Otherwise spot on with the severe socio-cognitive dissonance. Damn smart hard working people who often work even harder to hide it, at least if someone's watching.


I think I agree, we tend to hate the yanks in general (they start a war, we join it) but I have rarely met an American who I do not like.
 
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