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Being Australian

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Happy Australia Day everybody! Here’s a reworking of Australia’s unofficial anthem, from the point of view from a non-Aussie who’s lived in Australia for the past 10 years:

 

Being Australian (to the tune of Banjo Patterson’s “Waltzing Matilda”)

Only in Au-stray-lia will you find a way of life

And culture defined as “being Aussie”

Mateship and having a go as the underdog

And lots of beaut blokes and sheilas to see!

 

Being Australian, Living in Australia

Driving in a ute or Volkswagon kombi

Make yourself a sanger, smeared with lots of vegemite

Culture we know that’s uniquely Aussie

 

Au-stray-lia is home to lots of unique expressions

Lingo and strange slang such as “No worries!”

From “G’day mate”, “Fair Dinkum”, and someone having a “Fair Go”

Come, “throw a shrimp on the barbie” with me!

 

Being Australia, Slang in Australia

“Strewth”, “Bloody Oath”; terms used by girls and boys

And the chant that identifies the Aussies standing in a crowd

“Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!”

 

Music and arts and sport are all significant

To the Australian way of living

Akka Dakka, The Wiggles, Dame Edna and Steve Irwin,

Let’s all go watch the footy at the ‘G!

 

Being Australian, Culture in Australia

Bradman, Rod Laver, Phar Lap: sporting greats

Farnham, Cold Chisel and Kylie on the radio

Your turn to buy a pot of beer for your mates!

 

Only in Australia will you find exclusive wildlife

Fauna that’s indigenous to this land

Koalas and kangaroos and the oddly shaped platypus

Also snakes and spiders dangerous to man!

 

Being Australian, Living in Australia

Customs and laws that you have to obey

To protect the flora and fauna of this native land

Adhere to these rules if you want to stay!

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26/01/2012 at 11:25

Context Unnecessary – A picture is worth a thousand words

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25/01/2012 at 08:44

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Hardcore – The way Wolverine likes his sex with Professor X

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25/01/2012 at 08:36

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Like riding a bicycle

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Random musing:

Returning to an old job or workplace is like riding a bicycle; when faced with a risky situation, one tends to fall a lot.

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25/01/2012 at 07:34

Happy Chinese New Year 2012

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“Genuine” Ancient Chinese proverb (from unmarried juniors to their married or elderly seniors):

恭喜发财,红包拿来

Congratulations and be prosperous, now shower me with money.

 

To all my readers, wishing you:

新年快乐, 恭喜发财, 萬事如意

(which loosely translates to “Happy New Year”, “Congratulations and be prosperous”, and “May your wishes be fulfilled”)

Happy Chinese New Year 2012!

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22/01/2012 at 12:38

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag

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Lyrics of a popular song updated with modern day sensibility:

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag

And just ignore

Even when you’re often called a “ho” or “slag”

Correct them; you’re a whore

It’s the oldest profession

So stand up and be proud, so

Charge them naysayers for extra cash

Then scream out loud!

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21/01/2012 at 16:24

This little piggy

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Logical continuation of a nursery rhyme in the unpolitical correctness of today:

This little piggy went to the market

‘Tis the hobby of all anthromorphic swine

He saw other little piggies strung up on hooks

And he started to whimper and whine

Sausages, pork, bacon and ham

And plenty of cuts off the bone

Run away quickly, little piggy!

Yell “Wee wee wee!” all the way home!

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19/01/2012 at 10:04