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Thread: Should I move to Australia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam View Post
    For years, I have been gently prodding my gal to look for opportunities in other countries. Aus/NZ is high on my list, but she is apprehensive. She seems risk-averse and prefers the safety of North American-based positions. I think it would be really cool to live in a (different) foreign country for a while. *shrug*
    Risk of not having a job? Get a job before you come (which might actually be needed, depending on visa type). A little research should show if there are jobs she would enjoy.
    Or risk of being attacked by our famous deadly fauna?

    Seriously people here are not worried by spiders. A little bit by snakes. But most people wouldnt see a snake.
    Im more worried by ants (we do get big bastard ants that could wrestle you, or ones that hurt like hell if they bite)
    Or grass!! Yes we have spiky grass that hurts to walk barefoot on. Called bindis (yes bloody Steve Irwin named his daughter after a grass). Id say more city people are worried about attacks of killer bindis that a croc or a shark.
    Or the sun - you will find out people do worry about skin cancer. If you are very fair skin it could be an issue if you are also outdoors types.

    Australia (or NZ) are also not that different that its a total culture shock. Close enough that you notice the differences, because much of the time it can feel the same and then something jumps out as different.

    Now is definitely not the time to do it.
    But maybe the time to look into doing it in 6 months or a year.
    Heck whats the worst that could happen (well apart from shark attack!) - you come, hate the place, the people, the job - and you go back.
    Or maybe you will enjoy it. Even if its just a year and you go back with a great experience and maybe a different view of life (and say "no worries" a lot)

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    I say "no wuckkas" a lot.

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    What if I already say "No worries"? Is there nothing else I could learn?

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    That a thong is a thing for your foot, not your butt crack.

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    Not sure if it's just a regional thing, but flip-flops were definitely also called "thongs" (or "thong sandals" if you're the kind of person that draws out "french fried potatoes") when I was growing up.

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    I call my flip-flops thongs when I am trying to be silly and make Lori laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rare White Ape View Post
    I say "no wuckkas" a lot.
    Thats day 2... spoonerisms of slang

    day 3 is rhyming slang, keep a butchers out for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    What if I already say "No worries"? Is there nothing else I could learn?
    What do you reply when someone says "Thanks"
    Or "will that wheel hold with just 2 bolts?"

    It does lead into the whole "negative response" - where you answer with what it is not
    eg "How r ya?" - not bad
    "when will you be home" - not late
    "where is the nearest maccas" - not far
    "can you drink that whole slab??" - no problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
    That a thong is a thing for your foot, not your butt crack.
    You dont need a double plugger for your clacker!

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    "Excuse me Sir, may I ask if you would like a refreshing alcoholic beverage?"

    "Ohhhhh.... wouldn't mind."

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