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Nothing there about those hats with the corks on all yous guys wear!

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Is Australia as big as Texas.....LOL

We had cattle stations (ranches) bigger than Texas......VBG

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I visited Australia for a week on my R&R from Vietnam in 1968. We landed in Darwin for a while and then on to Sydney.
Absolutely, one of the greatest weeks of my life, with the nicest people I have found anywhere I have ever been in the world.
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That's a very brief blog by that Aussie in Texas.
There is so much more that could of been written about this GREAT SOUTH LAND.
Should we confuse the issue by telling people the Texas is actually a Queensland country town in Australia......lol.
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I've had a few friends that visited Australia. They all loved it. There was one of them that stayed.
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I have balways been somewhat fasinated with Austrialia, never been there, but since I joined this forum I have learned something about the place that I didn't know before, actually had never thought about it before, but what I have learned is that there are some pretty good workers livinng, as we say, down under, and also, they seem to be pretty nice guys too.

Texas is not very big you know, I lived in Alaska for a lot of years, we like to remind folks from Texas that if we cut Alaska in half, Texas would be the third largest state in the union, no Texas is O.K. but it's not like Alaska, and I bet Australia is beautiful too. Maybe someday I'll get to there and see for myself.

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My father spent some time in Australia during WWII. He always remarked they had great beer. I guess he sampled it right after chapel services.
Went to graduate school with an Aussie. He said Americans and Aussies were two different cultures separated by a common language.
Harry, thanks for the link. Sadly, Americans don't know a lot about their own country!
Before I forget- I had heard that the Australian commandos during WWII were a real tough bunch of chaps (note the Aussie term).

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Knothead,
I have to say chaps is not a term used by dinky die Aussies except when taking the mickey out of someone usually the boss, more likely to be dubbed a bunch of though nuts . It is used by ex pat englishmen like Harry that had the good sense to come and live in this great country. My old man came out here in 1927 died in 2004 and still used chaps, the old country and the dart the latter 2 when mentioning England.

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I stand corrected. Thanks. My friend was a native of Australia and used the word quite frequently.
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