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#51
I'm really angry I took the time to read these last few posts.
You'll have to speak up, I'm not wearing any pants.

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#52
Why?

TR: Tell me something about your beers.

Does it bother you that Fosters has been advertised over here as "Australian for 'beer'"?
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#53
(06-27-2015, 12:29 AM)29PalmsGrunt Wrote: Why?

TR: Tell me something about your beers.

Does it bother you that Fosters has been advertised over here as "Australian for 'beer'"?

Fuck yes. Fosters is Clydesdale piss.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a lot of bitching.<br /><br />- The Tao of Wombat
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#54
So what do the Aussies here do in the military or used to do in the military?

How many much language training was offered to you in the military?

Due to the large amount of immigrants/refugees/illegals/etc, are there lots of languages schools that cater to 1st/2nd generation immigrants?

What are the illegal drugs of choice?

How common is steroid usage among military and law enforcement in Australia?

Do you ever go to New Zealand for fun?
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#55
(06-27-2015, 05:14 AM)CPD Wrote: Due to the large amount of immigrants/refugees/illegals/etc, are there lots of languages schools that cater to 1st/2nd generation immigrants?

What are the illegal drugs of choice?

Do you ever go to New Zealand for fun?

Practically every school offer's ESL classes and it's not just for 'immigrants', but at times for aboriginals/torres straight islanders too since they may grow up with a native language. Right now in Aus intl education is a HUGE market and a lot of schools public and private.

https://theconversation.com/six-ways-australias-education-system-is-failing-our-kids-32958

80% of top performing students are from non-english speaking backgrounds. azn domination. In education there are 3 types of schools, private/independent, Public and selective. Private/independant is what you would think, public is your standard you live in area x you get in. Selective on the other hand are schools that you need to take tests to enter. They are publicly funded and are generally regarded as the 'best schools' because students go based purely on their academic abilities, essentially a public owned 'prep' school if you will. 

Drug of choice in Aus is probably weed and ecstasy and meth is becoming an issue apparently. 

I never been, but lots of aussies go to NZ for snowboarding and nature shit. 
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#56
(06-27-2015, 05:14 AM)CPD Wrote: So what do the Aussies here do in the military or used to do in the military?

How many much language training was offered to you in the military?

Due to the large amount of immigrants/refugees/illegals/etc, are there lots of languages schools that cater to 1st/2nd generation immigrants?

What are the illegal drugs of choice?

How common is steroid usage among military and law enforcement in Australia?

Do you ever go to New Zealand for fun?

RAInf, ta very much. Grade A gruntipede.




I've had a BIT of language stuff over the years, but nothing special. Little bit here, bit there. Don't ask me to write any sonnets, but...yeah, if they send you overseas anywhere they'll make sure you know a bit of whatever's useful for where you're going - Tetum for Timor, Tok Pisin for Solomons or New Guinea, blablabla. A couple of weeks is just enough to keep you from accidentally saying "I fucked your mum" when you mean "where's the food?"

Anything more in depth than that gets a bit more random, and it's only guaranteed if your job requires it. On the other hand, they like knowing that they've got options for communicating outside of the pure linguists, so if you DO have another language under your belt they'll keep an eye on you in case it's useful.

If they're sending you overseas for a post - they sent me to SAfrica, they send blokes to Malaysia, I've heard of guys getting nice cushy beach holidays in New Caledonia... - and they know a more detailed look at a second language might be useful for where you're going, they'll either arrange to teach you (might be a mil course, might be a civ teacher) or pay you back for the costs of making the arrangements to teach yourself, so that's cool. We had to teach ourselves Afrikaans, but they paid me back for the trouble later.





I've got family in NZ - my mum was a Kiwi - so I've been a few times. It's a pretty common trip to make both ways. Kiwis come here, we go there.




Cy's answered most of the others.
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#57
I should have been more specific with the school question. I know Asian families (even some of the poorer ones) and rich families here send their kids to learning centers, tutoring (even for kids with high grades), and language schools that are independently owned/operated so their kids are better prepared academically.

Are there lots of independently owned/operated schools for language learning and learning centers that cater to immigrant families?

How respected are teachers in Australian society?

Are there stories of teacher and student sex in the media like here?

If you have been to the United States, what did you not like?

Does Australia have lots of fatties?

How many of your friends buy whores?

Of course Fosters sucks, what beers/wines/liquors do you drink that are made in Australia/New Zealand?

How common is home brewing in Australia?

How common is prescription drug abuse?
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#58
Is this how normal life is in STRAYA?

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Not gonna lie, I read this in MrDoodleburger's voice, and about lost my shit at "you insult our roos you get the boot"

half of the fun of being in the Air Force is watching the other branches get confused and outraged about it
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#59
(06-27-2015, 07:13 AM)CPD Wrote: I should have been more specific with the school question. I know Asian families (even some of the poorer ones) and rich families here send their kids to learning centers, tutoring (even for kids with high grades), and language schools that are independently owned/operated so their kids are better prepared academically.

Are there lots of independently owned/operated schools for language learning and learning centers that cater to immigrant families?

How respected are teachers in Australian society?

Are there stories of teacher and student sex in the media like here?

If you have been to the United States, what did you not like?

Does Australia have lots of fatties?

How many of your friends buy whores?

Of course Fosters sucks, what beers/wines/liquors do you drink that are made in Australia/New Zealand?

How common is home brewing in Australia?

How common is prescription drug abuse?

1. Yep, we have 'coaching' and 'tutoring' places that try to boost kids academically and its predominantly used by Asians. It's partly driven by the whole selective school thing and it's BIG BIG money. Schools here actually have rankings and scores are adjusted. If youre the valedictorian (dux here) of a shitty school, well tough titties you're not going to a good uni. 

2. Immigrant families don't send their kids to language schools specifically, because the tutoring places offer all sorts of courses and the kids HAVE to take at least english or ESL as a subject. 

3. Pretty highly I guess, nobody talks about lazy teachers much since they cop a lot of shit from students. Kids do swear quite a bit in Australian schools (even really 'prestigious' ones!) and teacher's just tell them not to but it's not really seen as a big deal as in the US. 





4. Happens a little bit but it doesn't get as much media attention and certainly teacher's don't get into a big shit trial like the US. My friend went to an all girls school and a teacher and a student got married after the student graduated so yeh... 

5. Traffic in LA was shitty but a thing that I had to get used to is the prevalence of firearms in oklahoma.

6. Not really, people try to stay slim and aussies don't eat a lot of junk food either since fast food is pretty pricey. 

7. a couple. there's a lot of brothels in sydney as I said. one of my mates actually dated a prostie for a while. 

8. Penfolds is your go-to 'premium' good wine. I'd say for 'good beer' lagers are hahn super dry, tooheys. There's a lot of 'craft' beer coming out from companies like james squire which is pretty good. 

9. Homebrew isn't too common. 

10. Not really, we don't have people getting high off cough syrup. but uni students still use adderal and rack xanax from time to time but it's not really a big issue. 
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#60
(06-27-2015, 03:43 PM)Cybargs Wrote: CPD


Of course Fosters sucks, what beers/wines/liquors do you drink that are made in Australia/New Zealand?

Foodie questions, you say?

Australian wine is generally excellent. Most of the southern states will have somewhere good for viticulture; the Barossa Valley in South Australia, the Yarra Valley in Victoria, the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Margaret River in southern Western Australia are all very busy wine-growing regions. You've probably HAD Australian wine, if you drink wine at all, as the export industry is very big. Penfolds is the most immediately "oh my God, I must cellar this" label (they've gained a reputation for reds [especially their Grange shiraz/cab sav blend, which is legendary!] that age EXTREMELY well, and they have some nice varieties among their whites...I'm very fond of their rieslings) but there are hundreds, and people BUY hundreds, some to age and some to drink immediately; Yellowtail, Jacob's Creek, Brown Brothers, Tahbilk, De Bortoli etc. Australians have become very big wine drinkers, and to be entirely honest box wine may be our fault.

A man called Huon Hooke puts out a yearly wine guide which is worth looking at if you can find it.

Beer is highly regionalised, at least in cheap beers. In WA, if you buy cheap beer it will usually be Swan or Emu. In Queensland, the cheap beer will be XXXX. In Victoria, it's Victoria Bitter or Carlton Draught. Tasmania likes Cascade or Boag's. Slightly more reputable brands (like Coopers [which I like very much], Matilda Bay, James Squire or Little Creatures) are available more widely, but there's a certain loyalty to your "state" beer. Craft beers and smaller producers are growing (there are some brilliant offerings from Norfolk Island) as are ciders which may EITHER come from brewers or exist as side products from wineries - one of my current favourites is from Rebello Wines. I've even tried Australian mead!

Spirits vary. Queensland produces a lot of rum because they grow sugar cane as a major crop; the big brand there is Bundaberg, but there are others. Some small companies make gin, vodka, liqueurs etc and are often quite unique about it; most gin is flavoured with juniper berries, but I recently tried one by Four Pillars that used native herbs like lemon myrtle and pepperberry, and I'm fond of The West Wind's efforts there. There are whisky distilleries in Victoria and Tasmania, some of which are very, very good - a Sullivan's Cove Tasmanian single malt was voted the best in the entire world last year.


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Incidentally, I homebrew Smile
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#61
What brought you to Oklahoma?

How common are counterfeit goods from Asia?

What's your favorite Australian cuisine?

So the stores sell croc, emu, kangaroo and other animals besides pork, poultry and beef. Do lots of restaurants offer a lot more options as far as meat goes for their dishes?

What's common in Australia that's virtually unknown here but we would greatly benefit from?

If a person was going to Australia for vacation, what tourist sites or areas should they visit and why?

Who are some of your favorite Australian porn stars?

Angela White is my favorite.
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#62
(06-27-2015, 10:13 PM)CPD Wrote: What brought you to Oklahoma?

How common are counterfeit goods from Asia?

What's your favorite Australian cuisine?

So the stores sell croc, emu, kangaroo and other animals besides pork, poultry and beef. Do lots of restaurants offer a lot more options as far as meat goes for their dishes?

What's common in Australia that's virtually unknown here but we would greatly benefit from?

If a person was going to Australia for vacation, what tourist sites or areas should they visit and why?

Who are some of your favorite Australian porn stars?

Angela White is my favorite.

1. I have a friend that lives there so I visited him. Twas in Ada, Oklahoma and yes many rednecks and stereotypes were more than true

2. common amongst azns i guess but nobody really buys them here coz our customs are pretty strict on people bringing in fake shit. 

3. define 'australian'

4. Nope not really, generally they stick to beef, lamb or chicken unless you go to a fancy schmancy place.

5. Tim tams. They are glorious. 

6. Depends what you want, Gold Coast is pretty awesome for anyone since it got theme parks, beaches, club scene etc. I would say melbourne would be a better city to visit than sydney due to the food being better and their architect being a lot more interesting. 

7. dont know much about aussie pornstars
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#63
(06-28-2015, 02:25 AM)Cybargs Wrote:
(06-27-2015, 10:13 PM)CPD Wrote: What brought you to Oklahoma?

How common are counterfeit goods from Asia?

What's your favorite Australian cuisine?

So the stores sell croc, emu, kangaroo and other animals besides pork, poultry and beef. Do lots of restaurants offer a lot more options as far as meat goes for their dishes?

What's common in Australia that's virtually unknown here but we would greatly benefit from?

If a person was going to Australia for vacation, what tourist sites or areas should they visit and why?

Who are some of your favorite Australian porn stars?

Angela White is my favorite.

1. I have a friend that lives there so I visited him. Twas in Ada, Oklahoma and yes many rednecks and stereotypes were more than true

2. common amongst azns i guess but nobody really buys them here coz our customs are pretty strict on people bringing in fake shit. 

3. define 'australian'

4. Nope not really, generally they stick to beef, lamb or chicken unless you go to a fancy schmancy place.

5. Tim tams. They are glorious. 

6. Depends what you want, Gold Coast is pretty awesome for anyone since it got theme parks, beaches, club scene etc. I would say melbourne would be a better city to visit than sydney due to the food being better and their architect being a lot more interesting. 

7. dont know much about aussie pornstars

I dunno Cy, I've seen roo meat for sale in supermarkets pretty often, and if you're going to a good butcher he'd get you roo or emu same as he'd get you venison or whatever - that's how we get ours, so it's definitely around if you watch for it. Herself tells me - she's in the other room - that some restaurants like it too, especially if the chef can use native spices for it. It's getting more popular.

She wants me to ask "What the fuck is Australian food?!" too Big Grin

I reckon nothing ever beats coat of arms flavoured chips though.

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And fuck Timtams. Iced VoVos or gtfo.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a lot of bitching.<br /><br />- The Tao of Wombat
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#64
brah i told him couple pages ago we sell croc and roo meat at coles and woolies lawl.

how can you hate tim tams. you need to look for their new 'three beans' flavour and peanut butter one that taste like reeses omgz.
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#65
(06-28-2015, 04:34 AM)Cybargs Wrote: brah i told him couple pages ago we sell croc and roo meat at coles and woolies lawl.

how can you hate tim tams. you need to look for their new 'three beans' flavour and peanut butter one that taste like reeses omgz.

I don't like chocolate much. Timtams = 90% chocolate.

Everyone I've ever said this to goes into full on SHUUUUUN! mode, but it's true. Got a sweet tooth and all, but I've never been heavily into chocolate.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a lot of bitching.<br /><br />- The Tao of Wombat
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#66
Is there any truth to the stereotype of Aussies calling everyone "cunts" all the time?

half of the fun of being in the Air Force is watching the other branches get confused and outraged about it
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#67
(06-28-2015, 04:58 AM)SSgt Corvus Wrote: Is there any truth to the stereotype of Aussies calling everyone "cunts" all the time?

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#68
(06-28-2015, 04:58 AM)SSgt Corvus Wrote: Is there any truth to the stereotype of Aussies calling everyone "cunts" all the time?





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#69
(06-28-2015, 05:12 AM)Cybargs Wrote:
(06-28-2015, 04:58 AM)SSgt Corvus Wrote: Is there any truth to the stereotype of Aussies calling everyone "cunts" all the time?
Pretty sure someone did it in Parliament. Shit's in Hansard now.



A journey of a thousand miles begins with a lot of bitching.<br /><br />- The Tao of Wombat
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#70
And he's the minister for education. what a country!

shit if i was in high school and teacher's got mad at me for using the word cunt, i'd be like 'but the minister said it on the tele!'.
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#71
(06-28-2015, 05:43 AM)Cybargs Wrote: And he's the minister for education. what a country!

shit if i was in high school and teacher's got mad at me for using the word cunt, i'd be like 'but the minister said it on the tele!'.

"It's gotta be allowed sir. Gubba-man said it and everything!"

Sometimes when I'm bored, I'll just turn the TV on for parliamentary sessions. I'll either fall asleep or something completely fucking mental will happen like the thing with the cardboard prime minister or Costello doing the Garrett spaz-dance.

Where the fuck's Keating when you need him? Comedy gold, that bloke.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a lot of bitching.<br /><br />- The Tao of Wombat
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#72
also this. Me and a bunch of Security Forces guys may or may not have drunkenly stumbled around Seoul singing this song loudly





half of the fun of being in the Air Force is watching the other branches get confused and outraged about it
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Might get this on my phone.
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#74
Random answers to above questions:
My ADF service was all as a reservist/chocko - 11 or so years in RaINf (although in later years I went to an Inf HQ, a University Regiment teaching Officer Cadets and an Armour unit where they didn't know what to do with me) and later transferred to the RAAF as an ADGie (Airfield Defence Guard...sort of like the Air Force infantry - although many kid themselves that they are SF...).

Steroid use: I also spent about 14 years working for the NSW Police either as a sworn Constable or as a civvy and I never ran across it. Same in the ADF.

NZ: My mum is a kiwi too, and I have visited numerous times over the years, last time about 22 years ago. My suburb has long had a reputation as being the place where all the kiwis ended up - true in the past, plenty of Maori here in particular, but the area has got too pricey so most moved away.

Use of 'Cunt': Some cunts reckon we use it too frequently. Cunts are dreaming. I have run across many folks who use it frequently, and even as a term of endearment, a bit like 'bastard'...its all in the context and inflection. I vividly recall one Sgt on my Inf IET course for whom a sentence was not complete unless it contained one or both of 'cunt' and 'fuck'.
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