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http://www.themainmeal.com.au/SamsSpeech.mpg

maybe not to everyone's taste but I think it's great.
 
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YES! I just LOVE "springtime in Graz" and traipsing through the "Tyrolian Alps", while 'vienna sausages' are quite tasty even straight OUT of the 'can'! what? oh... the 'other' "Australia" then? sorry about that!
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Hi Melissa!

Thanks for that! I laughed out loud, even though I couldn't understand at least half of it. Do you have a version of this with subtitles in International English?
 
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Come on, everyone knows it's UnAustralian to celebrate Australia day.

You're making me homesick.
 
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Budgie smugglers?

Grats Melissa. Now get outside and break some rocks!

Oh, and you know, I had actually forgotten that we won the Ashes! Thanks for reminding me!
 
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
Budgie smugglers?


Swimming Costumes-not the boardshort variety-make sense now?
 
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nouge wrote:
Come on, everyone knows it's UnAustralian to celebrate Australia day.

You're making me homesick.


Actually if it makes you feel better it was total fire ban throughout Victoria on the day, so distinct lack of traditional barbies.
 
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ValJor wrote:
Hi Melissa!

Thanks for that! I laughed out loud, even though I couldn't understand at least half of it. Do you have a version of this with subtitles in International English?


Here's the only direct quotes from it I could find:

"Lamb could have prevented the boofheads perpetrating violence on our beaches - it's bloody hard to bash someone with a cutlet.

And we might not have lost the Ashes if our cricketers picked lamb chops instead of mobile phones. Why on earth did they dispatch lurid text messages to English trollops when plenty of Aussie sheilas would gladly target their middle stump."


And my favourite (paraphrasing slightly): "If you can't pronounce their name, just call them 'mate'."




And here, as a bonus, is the full text of the (apparently more controversial) 2005 ad:


There’s nothing worse than being unAustralian. I should know, I’ve been Australian all my life. And I’m sickened by the creeping tide of unAustralianism eroding our great traditions, like our custom of eating Lamb on Australia Day.

UnAustralianism is everywhere. For example, people wearing those plastic, brightly-coloured flip-flop shoes with flowers on them. What’s wrong with rubber thongs in simple primary colours?And if I hear another person say “thong", when they mean those swimming costumes poncey Brazilian blokes wear up their bums, I’ll do my block.

Sadly, the scourge of unAustralianism has even infected our national day. A balanced Australia Day diet should consist of a few nice, juicy lamb chops and beer. (And perhaps a bit of pavlova for those with a sweet tooth). Yet your long-haired, dole-bludging types are indulging their pierced tastebuds in all manner of exotic, foreign, often vegetarian cuisine: Chicken burger value meals, pizzas, a number 42 with rice… It’s an absolute disgrace. And people ask why we need capital punishment.

Do you think the diggers in the trenches were fighting for tofu sausages? No, they were thinking of grabbing a lamb chop off the barbie with their bare fingers, sustaining third degree burns, then sticking their hands into a relieving esky to fish out a cold one.

Look at our national song, Waltzing Matilda. It’s about a bloke trying to get a nice bit of lamb into his tuckerbag, not spicy chicken wings.

The soap-avoiding, pot-smoking, hippy vegetarians may disagree with me, but they can get stuffed. They know the way to the airport, and if they don’t I’ll show them.

So the message is clear – even for you backpackers: roll out the barbie, ensure the gas bottle’s filled, stack the fridge full of lamb, and prepare the invitation list. So don’t be unAustralian - serve lamb on Australia Day. You know it makes sense. I’m Sam Kekovich.
 
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I know I had a meat pie floater. No XXXX heavies here, though.
 
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melissa wrote:

And here, as a bonus, is the full text of the (apparently more controversial) 2005 ad:


There’s nothing worse than being unAustralian. I should know, I’ve been Australian all my life. And I’m sickened by the creeping tide of unAustralianism eroding our great traditions, like our custom of eating Lamb on Australia Day...


I remember this and as a vegetarian I nearly converted back to carnivorism so I wouldn't be unAustalian. Hilarious!
 
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Neil, are you sure you're not Tasmanian?
 
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
Neil, are you sure you're not Tasmanian?


Let me check.

Can you swim? Check
Do you have a scar on my neck? No

No I'm not.
 
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nouge wrote:
Come on, everyone knows it's UnAustralian to celebrate Australia day.

You're making me homesick.


We had a call set up with some coworkers in Australia for Australia Day. Not one of them noticed and the US-Based project manager only noticed it because her project calendar said the Australians wouldn't be working that day (even though none of them had.

Does that mean they ARE Australian since they weren't celebrating?
 
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