Saturday, August 24, 2013

Aussie Belch

Aussies have been in the news a lot lately.
A Canadian winter Olympian won gold for Australia because he was not good enough for Canada he said.
We grow em good up here. Don't we?

Australia - a British colony for prisoners, makes good use of its heritage.
In Melbourne they have ghost tours with Drew Sinton. The haunted Mitre Tavern, The haunted Bookshop.
The place is full of spooks . lol

Ned Kelly is a restaurant where they offer a three course meal while hanging by the neck on the gallows.
Ned Kelly was hanged in the 1890's.
Death sentences were carried out under Aboriginal customary law, either directly or through sorcery. In some cases the condemned could be denied mortuary rites.
European executions began in Western Australia in 1629 when the Dutch hanged the Batavia mutineers.
 Capital punishment had been part of the legal system of Australia since British settlement. During the 19th century, crimes  carrying a death sentence included burglary, sheep stealing, forgery, sexual assaults, murder and manslaughter and there is one reported case of someone being executed for "being illegally at large" and These crimes saw about 80 people hanged each year throughout Australia.
Before and after federation, each state made its own criminal laws and punishments.

Gaol tours are popular for tourists. You can have a candlelight tour in the dark.

Homeless people entertain you with pirate talk for a buck or a cigarette.

Oprah was aghast at how many people greeted her there. She said she thought originally, the place was full of flies and 104 degree weather.

Aussi words are special too . For example:

Yobbo = petty criminal
 Crow Eater = an aussi from the south
Winging Pom =a new whiner immigrant
Feral = hippie
maggot = a drunk
bush pig = unattractive woman
bludger = person living off of prostitutes
blob head = idiot arrogant person
dag = a foolish unfashionable person
galah = stupid person
pommie = nick name for a Brit
Show pony = someone who tries to impress
Sook = timid, cry baby
sticky beak = nosy person
wombat = selfish male

Gosh a person can get insulted there and think it's funny. lol
Who takes Aussies seriously anyway eh? lol
And then lets not forget the sharks they are known for out there.
"There have been 207 unprovoked shark attacks in Australia over the last 20 years, and 124 of those occurred in the last 10 years, according to John West, curator of the Australian Shark Attack File at Taronga Zoo, Sydney."

Some of the most poisonous insects and snakes come from Australia . Many  are of interest to pharmaceutical companies and they pay big bucks to get samples.Unfortunately, it takes only, in some instances, seconds to die getting them and different anti venom is too expensive to keep in a medical bag.
As for Aussi foods, they complain but they like what the immigrants brought in.
Vegemite - personally???? = yuck.

Australia is slowly joining the world in the art of cuisine.

Paul Jennings is a famous Aussi childrens' author .

Aussi's have many outback tales for kids and yarns are told in colorful language no one seems to mind.

Many are from the out back like the one about a British Mom who couldn't get her bread to rise so she dug a hole to hide the evidence of her disaster. It rained at night and her dough rose like a mushroom to be found by her husband the next day. They had a good laugh. She learned quick after that how to use yeast so it works.
Just dump it in the rain and mud at night. hmmmm.
Cloud Street by Winton is a good book to read:

In Strailya... 

An Australian, a Kiwi and South African are in a bar one night having a beer.

All of a sudden the South African drinks his beer, throws his glass in the air pulls out a gun and shoots the glass to pieces.. "In Seth Efrika our glasses are so cheap that we don't need to drink from the same one twice," he says.

The Kiwi, obviously impressed by this, drinks his beer, throws his glass into the air, pulls out his gun and shoots the glass to pieces. "Wull mate, in Noo Zulland we have so much sand to make the glasses that we don't need to drink out the same glass either," he says.

The Australian, cool as a Koala, picks up his beer and drinks it, throws his glass in the air, pulls out his gun and shoots the South African and the Kiwi. He turns to the astonished barman and says," In Strailya mate, we have so many bloody South Africans and Kiwis that we don't need to drink with the same ones twice."

I can see Crocodile Dundee doing this lol

Funny blokes these Aussies. Kinda like our belching brood of red necks.  lol



A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Morning Beautiful friend of mine...
Lots of interesting facts here.

Hope you have an awesome Sunday!

Each day is indeed a blessed gift!

Love you,

A Lady's Life said...

lol Kinda shows you the other side of Aussies, mostly from the back country, with the true locals but most aussis are a fine bunch and fun to be around.I especially love their crochet training sessions.
The women are a delight.

Sandy Carlson said...

You have me smiling. How times and places change.

A Lady's Life said...

yeh Sandy lol

Akelamalu said...

Australia is a great place and the people are really friendly, especially the British ex pats, of which there are many. ;)

A Lady's Life said...

Akelamalu oh of course.My son lives there and he's a very nice guy.
We grow em good up here in Canada lol