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dutchdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 08:18 PM
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Cultural Differences Explained
Cultural Differences Explained (er... um... takin' the piss)


Aussies: Dislike being mistaken for Pommies (Brits) when abroad.
Canadians: Are rather indignant about being mistaken for Americans when abroad.
Americans: Encourage being mistaken for Canadians when abroad.
Brits: Can't possibly be mistaken for anyone else when abroad.


Aussies: Believe you should look out for your mates.
Brits: Believe that you should look out for those people who belong to your club.
Americans: Believe that people should look out for & take care of themselves.
Canadians: Believe that that's the government's job.


Aussies: Are extremely patriotic to their beer.
Americans: Are flag-waving, anthem singing, and obsessively patriotic to the point of blindness.
Canadians: Can't agree on the words to their anthem, when they can be bothered to sing them.
Brits: Do not sing at all but prefer a large brass band to perform the anthem.


Aussies: Export all their crappy programs, which no-one there watches, to Britain, where everybody loves them.
Americans: Spend most of their lives glued to the idiot box.
Canadians: Don't, but only because they can't get more American channels.
Brits: Pay a tax just so they can watch four channels.


Americans: Will jabber on incessantly about football, baseball, and basketball.
Brits: Will jabber on incessantly about cricket, soccer, and rugby.
Canadians: Will jabber on incessantly about hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, and how they beat the Americans twice, playing baseball.
Aussies: Will jabber on incessantly about how they beat the Poms in every sport they play them in.


Americans: Spell words differently, but still call it "English".
Brits: Pronounce their words differently, but still call it "English".
Canadians: Spell like the Brits, pronounce like Americans.
Aussies: Add "G'day", "mate" and a heavy accent to everything they say in an attempt to get laid.


Brits: Shop at home and have goods imported because they live on an island.
Aussies: Shop at home and have goods imported because they live on an island.
Americans: Cross the southern border for cheap shopping, gas, & liquor in a backward country.
Canadians: Cross the southern border for cheap shopping, gas, & liquor in a backward country.


Americans: Drink weak, pissy-tasting beer.
Canadians: Drink strong, pissy-tasting beer.
Brits: Drink warm, beery-tasting piss.
Aussies: Drink anything with alcohol in it.


Americans: Seem to think that poverty & failure are morally suspect.
Canadians: Seem to believe that wealth and success are morally suspect.
Brits: Seem to believe that wealth, poverty, success and failure are inherited things.
Aussies: Seem to think that none of this matters after several beers.


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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 08:28 PM
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1. Ah..yup......says it all.
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 08:33 PM
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2. OK, Here We Go...Cultural Differences - WARNING - VERY NON-P.C.!!!
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 08:47 PM
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3. Well, P.J. is a right-wing asshole.
And this certainly proves it. :eyes:
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 09:06 PM
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4. Indeed. however...I DO Like ONE Thing I Heard P.J. Say Once....
I was listening to him on John Bohannon, on the radio...and PJ had this to say on The War Against Terror (TWAT) - "We are going about this thing all the wrong way. We should be looking for our common ground. We could go to these Arabs and say....'look...you're religious lunatics...WE'RE religious lunatics!! Come to America, boys, you could be Osama Bin Ashcroft!!' "

I laughed my ass off!
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 09:16 PM
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5. If that's true, that's quite remarkable.
P.J. has been a known right wing shill for many, many years. Back to the Clinton era, at least.
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 09:44 PM
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6. I Know That
and you have my word it is true.

I was listening to Jim Bohannon on the radio...it was last summer, when I was working for The Houston Chronicle, delivering a store-and-rack route...and so I listened to Art Bell/George Noory, followed by Jim Bohannon, every day.

And I was listening to PJ speak, on one of those shows...I remember I was sitting right outside the Town Place Suites in Austin, Texas, listening to PJ...and he came out with that statement, and I began laughing my ass off!

I tell you, it made my whole day!
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 10:08 PM
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7. Now I like Aussies more.
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