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Old 01-10-2003, 02:28 PM   #1
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How did Austrailia get the nick "Oz"? I know that there are many unique animal species there - 'roos, wombats, kolas ect. But do you have winged monkeys? Are there an abundance of Munchkins (I'm sorry, Little People)? I didn't think the Aborigonies were all that short. Is Sydney really made of Emeralds? Does your Prime Minister(President or whatever the country leader is) run the country from behind a curtain? And is there Portal to get me there from Kansas? Cuz I'ld like to visit, but the plane ride the KC is MUCH cheaper than the 22+ hour flight to Sydney.

I poke fun, but I'm really curious. [img]tongue.gif[/img] Nor actually trying to be insulting.

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Old 01-10-2003, 02:30 PM   #2
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Phonetics.

Oz-stralia.
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Old 01-10-2003, 02:46 PM   #3
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Oh

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Makes sense. Thanx!

'Course we tend to pronounce it Awe - strailia. Then again, Brits don't think we speak English in America. Southerners don't at any rate. [img]tongue.gif[/img] And those from Newark and Camden, New Joizee DEFINATLY don't! [img]graemlins/biglaugh.gif[/img]
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:53 PM   #4
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'Course we tend to pronounce it Awe - strailia.
That's okay. Lots of aussies pronounce it Astraya
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Old 01-10-2003, 05:13 PM   #5
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But yes, we do have winged monkeys. And drop bears....
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Old 01-10-2003, 05:23 PM   #6
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How did Austrailia get the nick "Oz"? I know that there are many unique animal species there - 'roos, wombats, kolas ect. But do you have winged monkeys? Are there an abundance of Munchkins (I'm sorry, Little People)? I didn't think the Aborigonies were all that short. Is Sydney really made of Emeralds? Does your Prime Minister(President or whatever the country leader is) run the country from behind a curtain? And is there Portal to get me there from Kansas? Cuz I'ld like to visit, but the plane ride the KC is MUCH cheaper than the 22+ hour flight to Sydney.

I poke fun, but I'm really curious. [img]tongue.gif[/img] Nor actually trying to be insulting.
No the prime minister dosen't run the country, the queen does that from Great britain. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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Old 01-10-2003, 05:40 PM   #7
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But yes, we do have winged monkeys. And drop bears....
But are your bears armed like ours are?

And you do have the winged monkeys?!? Does that mean there's a portal in Kansas too? (pleasepleaseplease)
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Old 01-10-2003, 07:13 PM   #8
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We don't have bears but many people call the Koala a bear even though its not.
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Old 01-10-2003, 07:24 PM   #9
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Yes we do have an abundance of munchkins. And we do have a wicked witch. Only we call her "Nicole Kidman".
 
Old 01-11-2003, 07:03 AM   #10
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But yes, we do have winged monkeys. And drop bears....
Of course - the drop bears - that brings back memories of us as kids - staring intently up at the top of coconut palms - dashing from open space to open space - warning tourists of the dangers and how to take proper precautions.

That Bundy ad with the drop bear really cracks me up every time I see it .

And we didn't have any winged monkeys were I can from - but we surehad many flying foxes .

And Lanesra, as usual, has his facts all about face [img]smile.gif[/img] - the Queen has a lot of respect and is the titular head of state, but she does not run the country.

Amd why OZ - well the abbreviation for Australian is Aussie (pronounced Ozzie), so the Land of Oz is a logical extension.
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