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Magenta flame;528895 wrote: Baked beans and kentucky fried chicken is just soooo wrong.


The latter is just boiled up bits of old battery hen in some sort of batter, isn't it?
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Magenta flame;528945 wrote:

I think Brovil is equivalent to our Bonox.


Looks like it... does Bonox go well on bread and butter as Bovril does?
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Magenta flame;528962 wrote: Ummm....can't say I've tried it to be perfectly honest. Not my kind of ideal sandwhich.

There is a saying though when offering a visitor a cuppa ....".coffee? tea? bonox?"


I saw that when I looked up "Bonox".

WRT Vegemite, now.... can you buy strawberry jam in 'Stralia?
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Does it get cold & wet enough for blueberries?
My candle's burning at both ends, it will not last the night. But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends--It gives a lovely light!--Edna St. Vincent Millay
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ALPS? COWS? CHEESE? Heidi?
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Do you mean the ones in BC? I'm imagining one of those GORGEOUS Aussie men in lederhosen, yodeling down a mountain top!

Quite pleasant, really! ;)
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(AussiePam just sent me a post card which has a group of DROP-DEAD GORGEOUS AUSTRALIANS MEN on it....on the back she's written "They're probably all gay....but....."):D

What in HELL is a " heavy driz a bone?" Can a woman have one? It sounds nasty!
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:o OH..."dry as a bone." DUH! Now I get it....probably very sexy on the right person!

But, I thought it never rains in Aussie land?
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Sounds practical! But then, you all are NOTHING if not practical....look at those little speedo-ish trunks your lifeguards wear! Nothing to get in the way of the swim, eh?
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Diuretic;529230 wrote:

Originally Posted by Bill Sikes

I saw that when I looked up "Bonox".

WRT Vegemite, now.... can you buy strawberry jam in 'Stralia?

http://www.beerenberg.com.au/

There you are Bill ;)


Good! You can try strawberry jam and Vegemite, then! Just put on the V., then

add strawberry jam - normal amounts of both!
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Diuretic;529515 wrote: A mate of mine from school days, a Glaswegian, got me to eat toast and jam and cheese, it was quite nice but I don't think I can come at Vegemite and strawberry jam.....well not sober anyway :D


Vegemite and banana toasties are the best! :D
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"Dick stickers?" :lips:

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY, MATES!
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>>>>

>>>> BEING STRAYLYAN

>>>>

>>>> At last, a yardstick by which you can measure an "Australian"

>>>> For those of you who haven't met an Australian and are not sure what

>>>> one is REALLY like!

>>>>

>>>> You're not Australian 'til...

>>>>

>>>> 1) You've mimicked Alf Stewart from the TV show Home and Away's

>>>> broad, Australian accent, eg. "push off, ya flamin' drongo!"Nope

>>>>

>>>> 2) You've had an argument with your mate over whether Ford or

>>>> Holden makes the better car!Yep, and then went out and bought a Nissan:sneaky:

>>>>

>>>> 3) You've done the "hot sand" dance at the beach while running

>>>> from the ocean back to your towel.Yep

>>>>

>>>> 4) You know who Ray Martin is. Yep

>>>>

>>>> 5) You start using words like "reckon" and "root" and call

>>>> people "mate".since living in the country it's become normal

>>>>

>>>> 6) You stop greeting people with "hello" and go straight to the

>>>> "how ya doin'?"How ya goin?!

>>>>

>>>> 7) You've seriously considered running down the shop in a pair

>>>> of Ugg Boots done it ...........in my Pj's

>>>>

>>>> 8) You own a pair of ugg boots.:o Yep

>>>>

>>>> 9) You've been to a day-nighter cricket match and screamed out

>>>> incomprehensibly until your throat went raw.Yep.......I believe my sign said.." A beer a day keeps border in play"

>>>>

>>>> 10) You kind of know the first verse to the national anthem,

>>>> but don't know what "girt" means.Only recently used that in a joke ........Police now say " Come out with your hands up , we have you girt."

>>>>

>>>> 11) You have a story that somehow revolves around excess

>>>> consumption of alcohol and a mate named "Dave".Oh dear,,, does the name "Davo" pass the test?

>>>>

>>>> 12) You've risked attending an outdoor music festival on the

>>>> hottest day of the year.:yh_rotfl:yh_rotfl Yep

>>>>

>>>> 13) You've tried to hang off a clothesline while pretending you

>>>> can fly. I think you have to at least break an arm as well.......Yep

>>>>

>>>> 14) You've had a visit to the emergency room after hanging off

>>>> the clothesline pretending you can fly.:yh_rotfl

>>>>

>>>> 15) You own a pair of thongs for everyday use, and another pair

>>>> of "dress thongs" for special occasions.They have diamenties on them

>>>>

>>>> 16) You don't know what's in a meat pie, and you don't care.:yh_rotfl Yep

>>>>

>>>> 17) You pronounce Australia as "Stralya"Isn't that how you say it?

>>>>

>>>> 18) You call soccer soccer, not football Yep.

>>>>

>>>> 19) You've squeezed Vegemite through vita wheat to make little

>>>> Vegemite worms.Absolutely!!! Saladas are better though the wholes are bigger

>>>>

>>>> 20) You suck your coffee through a Tim Tam. Yep .........is there any other way during a diet?

>>>>

>>>> 21) You realise that lifeguards are the only people who can get

>>>> away with wearing Speedos.God even they don't anymore

>>>>

>>>> 22) You pledge allegiance to Vegemite over Promite.

>>>> (DEFINITELY)Promite eeewwwhhhhh

>>>>

>>>> 23) You understand the value of public holidays.Sigh ..Yep

>>>>

>>>> 24) Your weekends are spent barracking for your favourite

>>>> sports team.Okay this is now getting very spooky

>>>>

>>>> 25) You have a toilet dolly.:yh_blush

>>>>

>>>> 26) Your Mum or Nan made it.:-5

>>>>

>>>> 27) You've played beach cricket with a tennis ball and a bat

>>>> fashioned out of a fence post.Yep, picket fences are the best though

>>>>

>>>> 28) You firmly believe that in the end, everything will be ok,

>>>> and have told a mate in tough times that "She'll be right, mate"Yep, and "Jobs right"

>>>>

>>>> 29) You use the phrase, "no worries" at least once a day.:p Again....... Jobs' done mate, no worries

>>>>

>>>> 30) You've been on a beach holiday and have probably stayed in

>>>> a caravan.:yh_rotfl

>>>>

>>>> 31) You constantly shorten words to "brekkie", "arvo"

>>>> and "barbie":yh_blushThat's normal isn't it?

>>>>

>>>> 32) You've adopted a local bar as your own.Absolutely

>>>>

>>>> 33) You know the oath of mateship can never be limited by

>>>> geographical distance.never ever never

>>>>

>>>> 34) You measure a journey in beer, not kilometres or time.

>>>> (That's a

>>>> 3 beer trip mate).I seem to be blushing a lot here

>>>>

>>>> 'ave a nice day, cobba.. You too mate,:D
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That makes me homesick yet i'm home!!:-2
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Scrat;525004 wrote: What is Vegemite and Promite?


Vegemite is a bit like Marmite. Don't know about Promite, but it sounds like something you stick up your bum.
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I have heard that many years ago before vegemite got it's name it was going to be called Parmite,to sit happily alongside Marmite!!I am a vegemite girl and proud of it,a thin layer on hot buttered toast is THE only way to start your day!!It is an aquired taste but we aussies have it from birth,it's in our blood literally.
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hot toast with the butter melting and vegimite MMMMMMMMMMMMMM I'm hungry now.:-5:wah:
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Bill Sikes;1187929 wrote: Vegemite is a bit like Marmite. Don't know about Promite, but it sounds like something you stick up your bum.


You might just as well. You wouldnt want to put it in yer mouth :yh_sick
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jupiter;1188291 wrote: I have heard that many years ago before vegemite got it's name it was going to be called Parmite,to sit happily alongside Marmite!!I am a vegemite girl and proud of it,a thin layer on hot buttered toast is THE only way to start your day!!It is an aquired taste but we aussies have it from birth,it's in our blood literally.


Hello & good to see you back here.

fuzzywuzzy;1188301 wrote: hot toast with the butter melting and vegimite MMMMMMMMMMMMMM I'm hungry now.:-5:wah:
I love cold toast plenty of butter & vegemite.

Snowfire;1188317 wrote: You might just as well. You wouldnt want to put it in yer mouth :yh_sick


It is a taste that all Aussies love:-4 Thats why we are called True Blue Aussies.

We eat & love Vegemite;) Tough strong people.
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Thanks MrsK, hope your trip to the east coast was enjoyable did you get as far as Byron Bay?
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mrsK;1188410 wrote:

It is a taste that all Aussies love:-4 Thats why we are called True Blue Aussies.

We eat & love Vegemite;) Tough strong people.


Then your boys should eat some extra rations before the Ashes, MrsK. I'm sure ours will have topped up on Marmite soldiers :D
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See new Marmite & Vegemite thread.
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Quick guide to Australian Culture

The bigger the hat, the smaller the farm.

The shorter the nickname, the more they like you.

Whether its the opening of Parliament, or the launch of a new art gallery, there is no Australian event that cannot be improved by a sausage sizzle.

If the guy next to you is swearing like a wharfie he's probably a media billionaire. Or, just conceivably, a wharfie.

On the beach, all Australians hide their keys and wallet by placing them inside their sandshoes. No thief has ever worked this out. We might have very stupid thieves. Or really stinky sandshoes.

Industrial design knows of no article more useful than the milk crate.

All our best heroes are losers.

The alpha male in any group is he who takes the barbecue tongs from the hands of the host and blithely begins turning the snags.

It's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to hold.

A thong is not a piece of scanty swimwear, as in America, but a fine example of footwear. A group of sheilas wearing black rubber thongs may not be as exciting as you had hoped.

It is proper to refer to your best friend as "a total bastard". By contrast, your worst enemy is "a bit of a bastard".

Historians believe the widespread use of the word "mate" can be traced to the harsh conditions on the Australian frontier in the 1890s, and the development of a code of mutual aid, or "mateship". Alternatively, we may all just be really hopeless with names.

The wise man chooses a partner who is attractive not only to himself, but to neighbourhood mosquitoes.

If it can't be fixed with pantyhose and fencing wire, it's not worth fixing.

The most popular and widely praised family in any street is the one that just happens to have the swimming pool.

The phrase "we've got a great lifestyle" means everyone in the family drinks too much.

The poisoning of Phar Lap remains the purest example of what happens when Australians attempt to take on the outside world.

If invited to a party, you should take cheap red wine, but then spend all night drinking the host's beer. Don't worry, he'll have catered for it.

If there's any sort of free event or party within a hundred kilometres, you'd be a mug not to go.

When tipping in a restaurant, we add 10 per cent, and then round down to the nearest large-denomination note. Yet, miraculously, we still believe we've tipped 10 per cent.

The phrase "a simple picnic" is not known. Or at least not acted upon. You should take everything. If you don't need to make three trips back to the car, you are not trying.

Unless ethnic, you are not permitted to sit down in your front yard, or on your front porch. Pottering about, gardening or fence-leaning is acceptable. Just don't sit. That's what backyards are for.

Out in the bush, the tarred road always ends just after the house of the local mayor.

A flash sportscar driven by a middle-aged man does not incite envy as in America, but hilarity.

On picnics, the Esky is always too small, creating a food versus grog battle problem that can only ever be resolved by leaving the salad at home.

When on a country holiday, the motel neon advertising the pool will always be slightly larger than the actual pool.

The men are tough, but the women are tougher.

The chief test of manhood is one's ability to install a beach umbrella in high winds.

There comes a time in every Australian's life when one realises that the

Aeroguard is far, far worse than the flies.

And, finally, don't let the tourist books fool you. No-one says "cobber".
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The 'radical' left just wants everyone to have food, shelter, healthcare, education and a living wage. Man that's radical!....ooooohhhh Scary!
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magentaflame wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:35 pm
What a beautiful place
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I like this song I heard it the first time this morning on Macca on Sundays.

So true about covid lockdowns




I think I'm hooked on this bloke ....I respect him for keeping his accent. I have no respect for any Australian singer who want's to sound like a bloody yank or an Irishmen....what's that about?.
The 'radical' left just wants everyone to have food, shelter, healthcare, education and a living wage. Man that's radical!....ooooohhhh Scary!
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The 'radical' left just wants everyone to have food, shelter, healthcare, education and a living wage. Man that's radical!....ooooohhhh Scary!
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Bryn Mawr wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:51 pm
magentaflame wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:35 pm
What a beautiful place
it's hard to put ourselves in that position of a convict.... I often wonder.
firstly they were wretched in the sense of a very long journey (most of which had never been to sea) Under conditions not worthy of an animal these days ....I wonder what they saw with their own eyes. How would you process this? Hot humid, the expanse would have been like being on the moon to us.
The 'radical' left just wants everyone to have food, shelter, healthcare, education and a living wage. Man that's radical!....ooooohhhh Scary!

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