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datwasgreat Says, in 6-25-2012 at 09:34:22 from    

Schiavello sounds pretty good! I wouldn’t be embarrassed at all if i could sing like that…honestly. Cheers mate! Shrimp on the barbie! Crocodile hunter! And a thousand other stupid sayings to prove i’m ignorant about Australia…but i see why they call him the VOICE….

Ozinator Says, in 6-25-2012 at 10:12:35 from    

lol @ datwasgreat,

“cheers mate” won’t make you sound ignorant.

“shrimp on the barbie” will! Most Aussies never saw the Paul Hogan (Crocodile Dundee) tourism commercial that started that. He originally said, “prawn on the barbie” but they changed it because they thought yanks wouldn’t figure it out. Irritates Aussies to no end when they hear it

When I first moved to Oz, I was north of Cairnes and a lady took me for a Canadian and I asked her if it’s because it’s insulting to Canadians to guess “American”…she said, “No, it’s because all the Americans that come through here are dressed like crocodile hunter”.


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