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You Know You're From .............. When.......

Postby Astarte on Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:36 am

You Know You're From Sydney When...

*You make over $100,000 AU and still can't afford a house.

*You never bother looking at the train timetable because you know the drivers have never seen it.

*You order organic fruit and vegies online, but eat out every night anyway.

*You spent more money on your coffee machine than on your washing machine.

*You spend $300+ for your room in an apartment with stunning harbour/beachviews and European appliances; and then spend a total of 40 hours each week there (37 of which you are sleeping).

*You contemplate calling a taxi from your home to where you managed to park the car the night before.

*You spend 30 minutes in a traffic jam next to a car with more power to its speakers than its wheels.

*You know everyone's e-mail and mobile number but not their last name or home address.

*You can roll sushi, make pasta and keep your red curry paste recipe under lock and key...but couldn't roast a chicken to save your life.

*Your taxi driver was a micro-surgeon before he moved to Australia.

*Your co-worker tells you he/she has 8 body piercings but none are visible.

*You've been to more than one baby shower that has two mothers and a sperm donor.

*You have a very strong opinion where your coffee beans are grown and can taste the difference between Sumatran and Ethiopian.

***A really great parking space can move you to tears.*** YES!!!

*You are thinking of taking an adult class but you can't decide between yoga, aromatherapy, conversational Italian, French or building your own website.

*A man in full leather regalia and crotchless chaps gets on the bus. You don't notice.

*A woman with live poultry gets onto the bus. You don't notice.

*You are genuinely surprised when you meet someone who was actually born in Sydney (but then, they are Swiss/Thai/Brazilian).

*Your hairdresser is straight, your plumber is gay, the woman who delivers your mail is straight.... and your Avon Lady is a drag queen

*You take a bus and are shocked at 2 people carrying on a conversation in English.

You assume every company offers domestic partner benefits.

*Your boss runs in "The City to Surf"... it's the first time you have seen him/her nude.

*You think any guy with a George Clooney haircut must be visiting from the North Shore.

*You know that any woman with a George Clooney haircut is not a tourist.

*You couldn't figure out how to drive to Sydney Tower if your life depended on it.

*You meet friends for coffee at 1am at your local Netcafe / Laundramat /Bookstore / Bar / Alternative healing centre and go for drinks and pool at nine in the morning.

*You go out each Saturday for breakfast and the 3pm.* YEP, HAVE DONE THAT!

*Your shiatsu therapist is headhunted by an Internet Startup and your accountant becomes an actor.

*You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Sydney.

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Postby Bomadeno on Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:14 pm

You believe that Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday are all good nights for drinking. Sunday day is also entirely reasonable.

You're always a half an hour late to work ... no-one notices or cares.

Coming to work with a hangover is entirely accepted and indeed expected at least once a week.

You can actually give directions to some of those annoying tourists in Oxford Street!

~You step over a drunk in the tube station rather than offering to help them.

~You don't even bother looking out of the window when you get up in the morning to check what the day is like. You know it is overcast.

You consider a suit to be normal attire for the pub.

~You expect men to actually cut, comb and style their hair (using hair products). And to wear decent clothes.

~You dissolve in laughter when listening to the funny accent of the Aussie international telephone operator (or on TV!).

You think £40 for a haircut is quite reasonable.

You can't remember what 'customer service' means.

After a big night out you find yourself looking for a Curry house

~More than three hours sunlight on summer days seems excessive.

~You don't think twice about tipping your hairdresser

~~~You finish every sentence with 'Cheers' or 'Yeah'.

~You only just realise you have lost your sunnies, you left them in Greece 2 summers ago.

~~~You like English cuisine. I mean, it's hard to beat a full English breakfast.

~You are on to your 6th umbrella and your second overcoat... this year (3rd coat...)

~You've bought a disposable baby BBQ from Tesco. (sainsburys too)

~~~A day at the beach means wearing the warmest clothes you own while standing on golf ball-size pebbles and the thought of swimming doesn't even enter your head.

~You always call soccer football and you have a team and it's not Manchester United.

~~~You don't think twice about buying a packaged sandwich. (why would i?)

A sunny lunchtime means searching for a patch of grass and stripping off practically down to your underwear

~~~You've accepted queuing as a way of life.

~You believe that every American is a fatass addicted to hamburgers and hotdogs.

~You despise the French (but then, who doesn't?).

~You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Britan.

Why oh why is so much of this true... :shock:

3 '~'s means i strongly agree :twisted:
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Postby Mysti on Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:45 pm

You Know You're From London When...

You say "the city" and expect everyone to know which one.

You have never been to The Tower or Madame Tussauds but love Brighton.

You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Shepherds Bush to Elephant & Castle at 3:30 on the Friday before a long weekend, but can't find Dorset on a map. (I know loads of people who can)

Hookers and the homeless are invisible.

You step over people who collapse on the tube.

You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multi-lingual.

You've considered stabbing someone.

Your door has more than three locks. (Crikey, I only have two)

Your favourite movie has Hugh Grant in it.

You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.

You call an 8' x 10' plot of patchy grass a garden.

You know where Karl Marx is buried.

You consider Essex the "countryside" (I thought it was)

You think Hyde Park is "nature."

You're paying £1,200 a month for a studio the size of a walk-in wardrobe and you think it's a "bargain."

Shopping in suburban supermarkets and shopping malls gives you a severe attack of agoraphobia.

You've been to Tooting twice and got hopelessly lost both times.

You pay more each month to park your car than most people in the UK pay in rent.

You haven't seen more than twelve stars in the night sky since you went camping as a kid.

You own hiking boots and a 4WD vehicle, neither of which have ever touched dirt. (I'm anti-4x4s)

You haven't heard the sound of true absolute silence since 1977, and when you did, it terrified you.

You pay £3 without blinking for a beer that cost the bar 28p.

You actually take fashion seriously.

Being truly alone makes you nervous.

You have 27 different menus next to your telephone.

The UK west of Heathrow is still theoretical to you.

You're suspicious of strangers who are actually nice to you.

You haven't cooked a meal since helping mum last Christmas with the turkey.

Your idea of personal space is no one actually standing on your toes.

£50 worth of groceries fit in one paper bag.

You have a minimum of five "worst cab ride ever" stories.

You don't hear sirens anymore.

You've mentally blocked out all thoughts of the city's air quality and what it's doing to your lungs.

You live in a building with a larger population than most towns.

Your cleaner is Russian, your grocer is Korean, your deli man is Israeli, your landlord is Italian, your laundry guy is Chinese, your favourite bartender is Irish, your favourite diner owner is Greek, the watch-seller on your corner is Senegalese, your last cabbie was Pakistani, your newsagent is Indian and your favourite falafel guy is Egyptian. (What's wrong with that?)

You wouldn't want to live anywhere else until you get married.

You say 'mate' constantly

Anyone not from London is a 'wanker'

Anyone from outside London and north of the Watford Gap is a 'Northern Wanker'

You have no idea where the North is.

You see All Saints in the Met Bar (again) and find it hard to get excited about it.

The countryside makes you nervous

Somebody speaks to you on the tube and you freak out thinking they are a stalker.

You talk in postcodes. "God, it was really warm round SW1 the other day"

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from London.
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Postby nil on Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:02 pm

You're not offended by the term, "Homo Milk."

You eat chocolate bars, not candy bars.

You drink pop, not soda.

You don't care about the fuss with Cuba. It's a cheap place to go for your holidays, with good cigars.

You know that a pike is a type of fish, not part of a highway.

You drive on a highway, not a freeway.

You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.

You get excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.

You brag to Americans that: Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion and many more are Canadians.

You know that the C.E.O. of American Airlines is a Canadian!

You know how to pronounce and spell "Saskatchewan."

You perk up when you hear the theme song from "Hockey Night in Canada."

You were in grade 12, not the 12th grade.

"Eh?" is a very important part of your vocabulary and more polite than, "Huh?"

Winter. Whenever you want it. And then some.

There's German food, Italian food, Chinese food, Armenian food, American food, but NO Canadian food.

You call a "mouse" a "moose".

You like the Americans a little because they don't want Quebec either.

Contests run by anyone other than the government have "skill-testing questions" that winners must answer correctly before they can claim a prize.

Everything is labelled in English and French.

Milk comes in plastic bags as well as cartons and plastic jugs.

Mountain Dew has no caffeine.

There are four seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Almost Winter and Road Work.
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Postby Astarte on Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:43 am

Well, since the Oregonians won't do this one, I'll do it for themm.....


Your children learned to walk in Birkenstocks.

You throw an aluminum can in the trash and feel guilty.

You complain about Californians as you sell your house to one for twice as much as you originally paid.

You only honk your horn if collision is imminent and never for anything else.

You consider something a "hill" (not a mountain) if it doesn't have snow on it or has not recently erupted, regardless of its altitude.

You consider "etiquette" a foreign word.

Most of your friends are from California.

You find a wallet with $500 and give it back to the owner.

You used to live somewhere else but won't admit it publicly.

You've ever ordered a half caff/decaf, nonfat mocha grande with sugar-free cranberry whip (or you know what it is).

You know a bride & groom that registered at REI.

If someone ran your car off the highway, you might drown.

You'd be miffed if the store was out of your favorite brand of water.

Every day is casual Friday.

Hear the word "ferry" and think of boats and long waits.

Know at least eight people who work for Intel or Nike, or used to work for Tektronix.

You think skiing always means being covered from head to toe, in snow or water.

Know that Boring is a town and not just a state of mind.

Have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.

You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.

You return from a California vacation depressed because "all the grass was dead."

Remember the date, severity, time of day, where you were, and how long you were out of power and phone service for every winter weather event in the last five years.

Have ever called your insurance agent to ask if your homeowner?s policy covers falling trees, flooding, or mud slides

You never go camping without waterproof matches, ponchos, and mattress pads that double as flotation devices.

You believe swimming is not a sport but a survival skill to prevent boating deaths.

You own more than 10 articles of clothing that have the names of microbreweries/brewpubs printed on them.

You think downtown is "scary" because you were panhandled there, once.

You replace your hiking boots with Birkenstock or Teva sandals when the weather gets above 60 degrees.

You believe people who use umbrellas are wimps or Californians, or both.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Oregon.
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Postby Cherokee_girl on Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:12 am

You know you are from HARNEY COUNTY when:

When some one honks you wave before you look to see who it is.Because you know if you don't you'll hear about it later.

You run in to the store for milk and it takes an hour because you in to all your friends and family.

You know a bride & groom that registered for a Rifle and Hunting gear.

The second weekend of September the population of Burn swells to 6000+, because everyone is in town for Fair.

Almost all the kids are in either 4H or Future Farmers of America.

School activities are family events.

At any State Competition half the town travels with the team.

You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

Don't remember the last "snow day".

Walked to school on the Highway because there was too much snow on the sidewalk.

Have ever called your insurance agent to ask if your homeowner?s policy covers falling trees, and wind damage.

Have two types of clothes Summer and winter.

You don't know where your house keys are and don't worry about it.Because you know your car keys are in the car.

Let you children go about town. Knowing full well that if they get in trouble ,someone will say something to them and you will know abouti it before they get home.

Almost everyone is related to someone.

You know what a rig and a crik is.And know how to get in one and out or around the other.

Where both High Schools cheer for each other.

If someone ran your car off the highway, everyone would stop offer a cell phone, gas or a tow out of the ditch.

Know at least 2 people that work at LP or Monaco Coach.
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Postby Astarte on Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:27 am

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Postby vampress on Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:08 pm

you know your from Cresent City when:

you know that the one time of year important is Sea Cruise.

it rains for 1/2 hour and you look like the sky just fell

you know rain is the only real season other then whale mating

you can move to oneside of the town to the other and still know half the people there.

your little brother decides that he wants to see 'da' so he gets on his sisters rain boots and coat. in a wet diaper walks to the Apple Peddler. (or at least trys to)

a hot day is when the temperature hits about 70 degrees

your dad works at a restraunt and crabs for a living

going shopping means walking to wall mart for some crackers

you sit at school and think that they people are smarter then the teachers.

you sit outside and it starts to snow you think the sky is falling

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Postby punk04 on Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:58 am

thats a lot of writing lol
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