Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Just pay the additional p&h...

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  2. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Crikey, does anyone really admit to living in Cooma?
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  3. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    I think you have to have a four letter, one word username...
  4. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Was a great place to 'grow' up. Struth I know people in Numbla Vale, and destroyed a v6 capri on Middlingbank Rd, I gots skills from that town and environs...

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  5. Not the Messiah

    Not the Messiah Old enough to know better, but slow learnin'

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    Yeah, sorta kinda mostly.
    It doesn't know about annoying shit that sorta makes sense at a local level, like the unofficial "local time" at the Border Village on the Nullabor - they work on time half way between SA time and WA time. THAT took a bit of working out.

    And does it get it right at Broken Hill, where they run on SA time "because they do more business with Adelaide than Sydney"? I was at the Broken Heel recently, but didn't take any notice of whether the Navi 5 was telling the truth or not.

    Cheers
    Brian
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  6. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    I know enough Cooma people, ten years in Canberra will do that to you.
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  7. ECKS-Man

    ECKS-Man Long timer

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    Actually, they were under instructions to choose names based on the local names for areas. Unfortunately, some were slightly cocked up... Eurobodalla is actually a misheard version of European Dollar, Gabo Island is misheard Cape Howe Island. Quite funny!
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  8. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    I don't get it...I started the thread..
  9. jackbyo

    jackbyo @sunnysideup_mc

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    Those of us on night shift last night LOVED watching the clock go from 0159 - 0300
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  10. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    I'm watching Interstellar on telly. Black holes and relativity do your head in!
  11. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Many couldn't wait to get out, many others are still sitting on the same bar stool.
    I went to Sydney then Talbingo cabra, khancoban, tumbarumba etc. We get around, though some only make it to canberra many make it much further, I have met many cooma people in many parts of the world, shit happens when you talk to others, six degrees and all that..
    Sent from my shitty phone :-)

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  12. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    In the vicinity, Bibbenluke is named for the big look... there are others, recall...

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  13. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    If the Sun's up, it's day.
    If it's not, its still day, just somewhere else.
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  14. bully1

    bully1 Long timer

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    Old Indian saying.....

    Only a fool would believe that cutting 2 inches off the end of a blanket and sewing it on the other end, will give you a longer blanket....

    F@#k off you eastern bloody staters.
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  15. sages

    sages Been here awhile

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    Time is just the difference between now and now
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  16. Tenerrod

    Tenerrod Make it shiny

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    Happy as a dog with two dicks.....................................
    And no daylight savings here in WA.
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  17. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    It cant be that old a saying from the North American Indians, They were around a long time before they concept of inches as a measurement was introduced to them
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  18. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    There was a story about Cape Clear in Vic, it's nowhere near the coast, apparently a bullocky got his team bogged in the creek and wrote a sign saying "Keep Clear", only he couldn't spell that well.
  19. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff Supporter

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    A tradition that has been carried on by truckies, and a lot of their bosses to this very day.
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  20. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff Supporter

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    That explains things. I can never work out what the bloody time is when I'm over there.