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Joyous
01-26-2004, 07:52 AM
Happy Australia Day to Kis and MM. Hope you had fun! We are celebrating here with prawns and steak for dinner and meringue for pudding. We are putting all the Aussie things we can find around the house for when dh comes home!

Joyous
01-26-2004, 07:52 AM
Happy Australia Day to Kis and MM. Hope you had fun! We are celebrating here with prawns and steak for dinner and meringue for pudding. We are putting all the Aussie things we can find around the house for when dh comes home!

XyZspineZyX
01-26-2004, 12:32 PM
Happy Oz day MM and Kiz. I thought it was some day in NZ too...are they stealing your holidays? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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TraurigRitter
01-26-2004, 12:44 PM
Er, Happy Belated Australia Day! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
I admit, I sat at home and just played games. And relished the fact that there was no school that day. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Take care,
*hugs*

PrincessXenobia
01-26-2004, 03:37 PM
Happy Australia day, all you Aussies!

Ummm....what is it?

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gaberax
01-26-2004, 03:41 PM
And what exactly is Austrailia Day? Is it like "Take an Aussie to lunch day?" Are you supposed to get drunk and sing "Waltzing Matilda?" Do you sacrifice wallabies under the full moon? Do you make a pilgrimage to the landing site of the "Botany Bay?" Do you throw boomerangs into the air and wait for their return?
Enlighten me. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Grrr...

KismetKat
01-26-2004, 04:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TraurigRitter:
Er, Happy Belated Australia Day! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
I admit, I sat at home and just played games. And relished the fact that there was no school that day. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Take care,
*hugs*<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Whats the big deal about not going to school on that particular day ritter?

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Life's tuff when you are a "misunderstood ferret"

mystmum
01-26-2004, 08:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gaberax:
And what exactly is Austrailia Day? Is it like "Take an Aussie to lunch day?" Are you supposed to get drunk and sing "Waltzing Matilda?" Do you sacrifice wallabies under the full moon? Do you make a pilgrimage to the landing site of the "Botany Bay?" Do you throw boomerangs into the air and wait for their return?
Enlighten me. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Grrr...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Australia Day is the anniversary of the landing of the First Fleet - the beginning of white fella settlement. It's also a day off, and a good excuse to drink beer, have a barbie, and watch the Aussie cricket team flog the pants off whoever else is silly enough to be here to play http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif a one-day match.
Traditionally there are ceremonies all over the place, with the naming of citizens of the year and citizenship ceremonies for "New" Australians.

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kreeden
01-26-2004, 10:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mystmum:

Australia Day is the anniversary of the landing of the First Fleet - the beginning of white fella settlement. It's also a day off, and a good excuse to drink beer, have a barbie, and watch the Aussie cricket team flog the pants off whoever else is silly enough to be here to play http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif a one-day match.
Traditionally there are ceremonies all over the place, with the naming of citizens of the year and citizenship ceremonies for "New" Australians.

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Ok , now I'm confused . Is it a fun time or do you have to watch cricket ? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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Hope you had a good one . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Canada , the country with three "eh"s .
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KismetKat
01-26-2004, 10:26 PM
Aboriginal people tend to call it "Invasion Day".

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Life's tuff when you are a "misunderstood ferret"

kreeden
01-26-2004, 10:33 PM
I would too if you made me watch cricket .

Canada , the country with three "eh"s .
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mystmum
01-27-2004, 04:04 AM
One day cricket's different. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Isn't it Traurig?

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KismetKat
01-28-2004, 01:19 AM
maybe ritter is a traditionalist and prefers the standard variety?

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TraurigRitter
01-28-2004, 01:08 PM
Yes MM, it sure is... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
I have to say though, I do find cricket sort of erm... *shuts mouth before I get killed* http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I've never actually seen the one day ones, though I suppose I might have but forgot. I guess it'd be more interesting!

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Whats the big deal about not going to school on that particular day ritter? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Simply because its one less day of school, and 1 day closer to the weekend! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Take care,
*hugs*

kreeden
01-28-2004, 06:39 PM
Know what ya mean TR . I'm a Canuck who doesn't really care for hockey . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif . But please don't tell anyone .

Canada , the country with three "eh"s .
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TraurigRitter
01-28-2004, 08:39 PM
Hey Kreeden, I never figured out your sig. Canada with the three "eh"s?

PrincessXenobia
01-28-2004, 08:41 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif "eh" is pronounced kind of like "ay."

Example:
Bob: You hoser!
Doug: Take off, eh?

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rwwllms
01-28-2004, 08:48 PM
Also, Canada is spelled with three 'a's.

'a' = 'eh'

E = mc^2 energy = mass times speed of light constant or in Canada - beer = large mass moving at speed of slug

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kreeden
01-28-2004, 09:04 PM
Yea TR , Canadians have a hibit of saying " eh " quite a bit , so it is a play on words type of thing .


BTW Ron , I'm impressed , you made it all the way to three . Very good . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Man , you are too easy . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Canada , the country with three "eh"s .
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rwwllms
01-28-2004, 09:13 PM
I guess it's the Canadian beer.

kreeden
01-28-2004, 09:23 PM
Can't handle it eh ? I know it is a little stronger then you are use to . That's so you don't have to drink as much . You can , but don't have to . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Canada , the country with three "eh"s .
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mystmum
01-29-2004, 12:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TraurigRitter:

I've never actually seen the one day ones, though I suppose I might have but forgot. I guess it'd be more interesting!

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Whats the big deal about not going to school on that particular day ritter? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Simply because its one less day of school, and 1 day closer to the weekend! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Take care,
*hugs*<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You've never seen one day cricket??? Not even on TV???? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Great Caesar's Ghost! Where do you live??

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TraurigRitter
01-29-2004, 10:36 PM
Lol I live in Brisbane, in the suburbs. Yep, the only one day cricket I've seen is cricket played at school... for one day! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

And whenever I see cricket on tv, I watch for about 1 minute, then change the channel. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

*runs* http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
*waaaa I still want to be called Australian!* http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

KismetKat
01-29-2004, 11:33 PM
So you've never been to the Gabba???

Hey, I've always wondered - why's it called than anyway?

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mystmum
01-29-2004, 11:39 PM
Because it's at Woolloongabba.

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kreeden
01-29-2004, 11:46 PM
Wool long abba ???

And I thought we had some interesting names . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Canada , the country with three "eh"s .
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KismetKat
01-30-2004, 03:00 AM
I could take a punt at the pronunction kreeden - but Queenslanders are a different breed! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

We'll have to rely on ritter for the correct way to say it.

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TraurigRitter
01-30-2004, 05:28 AM
Me being relied on...? *runs*
I think its pronounced exactly it looks, Wool-long-gabba

I think its a Aboriginal word.

I've been to the ANZ statium once to watch rugby, Brocos vs Perth ages ago, but thats about it...

Take care,
*hugs*

kreeden
01-30-2004, 06:32 PM
Yea TR . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Kinda figured that . We have quite a few place names from different cultures too . One of my favorites is Tuktoyaktuk .

Try saying that with a mouth fill . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Tuk toy yak tuk

Canada , the country with three "eh"s .
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KismetKat
01-31-2004, 02:04 AM
See kreeden - I said queenslanders may be different. I would have pronounced it (but also as it is spelt) Wool-on-gabba.

and yes, it IS Aboriginal - there are quite a few places that start with "wool".

And gee ritter you can count yourself lucky to see Perth play can't you. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Speaking of Perth - over there a lot of town names end in "up" (like Manjimup for example) - the "up" comes from Aboriginal and denotes there is water there.

and speaking of water - surprised you haven't been in the weather thread ritter.

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kreeden
01-31-2004, 12:06 PM
And what does " wool " mean , other then sleep hair . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Or is that it ?

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Urdu
02-01-2004, 02:07 AM
CANADIAN TEMPERATURE CONVERSION CHART

All temperatures in Fahrenheit

70 - Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear. People in Canada go swimming in the Lakes.

60 - North Carolinians try to turn on the heat.
People in Canada plant gardens.

50 - Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Canada sunbathe.

40 - Italian and English cars won't start.
People in Canada drive with the windows down.

32 - Distilled water freezes. Lake Superior's water gets thicker.

20 - Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, and woolly hats. People in Canada throw on a flannel shirt.

15 - Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat. People in Canada have the last cookout before it gets cold.

0 DEGREES - People in Miami all stop moving. Canadians lick the flagpole.

20 BELOW - Californians fly away to Mexico.
People in Canada get out their winter coats.

40 BELOW - Hollywood disintegrates. The Girl Guides of Canada are selling cookies door to door.

60 BELOW - Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic. Canadian Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.

80 BELOW - Mt. St. Helen's freezes. People in Canada rent some videos.

100 BELOW - Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Canadians get frustrated because they can't thaw the keg.

297 BELOW - Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products. Cows in Canada complain about farmers with cold hands.

460 BELOW - ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale). People in Canada start saying, "Cold 'nuff for ya?"

500 BELOW - @!#$ freezes over. The Americans win a gold medal in hockey.

~Author Unknown

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KismetKat
02-01-2004, 05:49 AM
this looks like its turning into the "secret canadain thread" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Life's tuff when you are a "misunderstood ferret"

PrincessXenobia
02-01-2004, 10:03 AM
Ouch!

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rwwllms
02-01-2004, 11:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KismetKat:
this looks like its turning into the "secret canadain thread" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Life's tuff when you are a "misunderstood ferret"<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


If you were Canadian wouldn't you want to keep it a secret? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

kreeden
02-01-2004, 12:13 PM
20 - Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, and woolly hats. People in Canada throw on a flannel shirt.

??? Still a little warm for flannel wouldn't you say ???? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif And as long as you can get the BBQ lite , it is never too cold . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Not to worry Kiz . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I believe Urdu is an USian eh . He didn't once use the term " eh " . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

And Ron , it just doesn't have the same effect with that icon . Sorry . { you do realized that Aykroyd was born in Ottawa ??? }

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" And you will remember what it is to know the warmth of an animal's heart."
from an old tale told by an old people

rwwllms
02-01-2004, 01:54 PM
Who's Ackroyd? My icon is Elwood Blues. He's from Chicago. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif So of course you can pick on me for picking an Yankee for an avatar, but since Elwood represents Blues and R&B which originated in the South it's acceptable to use his likeness. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

wundderin
02-01-2004, 03:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by kreeden:
And what does " wool " mean , other then sheep hair . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Or is that it ?

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" And you will remember what it is to know the warmth of an animal's heart."
from an old tale told by an old people <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It can mean 'yarn' here, or it could mean thread if you say 'cotton wool' - that reminds me of ladies asking for 'silk nylons' (thank goodness I don't hafta wear 'em!!) is that what they call an oxymoron??

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kreeden
02-01-2004, 09:57 PM
Kiz said " it IS Aboriginal - there are quite a few places that start with "wool"." So I was just wondering if it had some other Adoriginal meaning other then " darn , there goes another hunck of land ". http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I don't know , Ron . As both Dan and John are / were Canadians , it seems to me that you already are an Honorary Canuck . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif You just don't realize it yet .

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I would rather soar with the eagles then bicker with harpies
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" And you will remember what it is to know the warmth of an animal's heart."
from an old tale told by an old people

rwwllms
02-01-2004, 11:04 PM
I can't be. I get chilly at 70 degrees F, and most of my body's daily water requirement comes from inhaling the very humid air around here.

Urdu
02-01-2004, 11:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by kreeden:
20 - Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, and woolly hats. People in Canada throw on a flannel shirt.

??? Still a little warm for flannel wouldn't you say ???? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif And as long as you can get the BBQ lite , it is never too cold . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Not to worry Kiz . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I believe Urdu is an USian eh . He didn't once use the term " eh " . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Due to a lack of natural insulation and a lack of circulation, I wear flannel up to around (at least) 80F. I get cold below 70F. You believe correctly http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif.
Note: I do have an osprey pic for you, but I have to get it scanned and posted.
It will be posted : here. (http://groups.msn.com/imitphoto/) Right now, all that is posted there is some weather photos. I haven't had a chance to add captions to most of them yet. Note: Most files are from approx 100k to 250k. You might let me know if the site works. Thanks. Enjoy eh http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif.

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KismetKat
02-02-2004, 12:44 AM
"wool" might also mean water - as Wollongong means "hard ground near water" and wooolahra means something to do with two creeks - but local Sydney aboriginal language would be different from qld.

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kreeden
02-02-2004, 06:47 PM
Thanks Urdu . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Missouri eh ? Those pics kinda looked east coast , with the ice and all . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Yea Kiz . I read somewhere that there were 600 to 700 different dialects in Auss . Cool .

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I would rather soar with the eagles then bicker with harpies
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" And you will remember what it is to know the warmth of an animal's heart."
from an old tale told by an old people

Urdu
02-02-2004, 07:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by kreeden:
Thanks Urdu . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Missouri eh ? Those pics kinda looked east coast , with the ice and all . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep. Missouri. That was in January of 2002. we get ice storms once in a while, but this one was the worst. 3" of rain in about 12 hours at 20F to 25F. The people across the street were without power for around 12 days in 15F to 25F temperatures. Luckily I was out only 4 hours. I can't function without power. Can't even get the van out of the garage to get warm because I can't get the wheelchair there to open it up http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif.

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Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty, and the pig likes it. - Red Skelton
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kreeden
02-02-2004, 10:30 PM
Yea , we all seem to rely on power those days . I remember an ice storm in Nova Scotia back in the mid 70s . Some people were without power for over 3 weeks . Today , I would freeze within a few days without power . { have a wood fireplace , but not much wood http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif }

BTW I'm in BC now , in the interior , so I don't get many ice storms . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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I would rather soar with the eagles then bicker with harpies
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" And you will remember what it is to know the warmth of an animal's heart."
from an old tale told by an old people