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Paul Snedden has been at 17 events

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Google Local Sydney66,147*RSVP HERE:* http://goo.gl/lzmLth Jump for joy because spring is here! Join your fellow City Experts at our Sydney Spring Fling in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Enjoy exquisite food from our edible garden, release your inner child with giant backyard games and mingle with Sydney's City Experts. This evening of fun and frivolity is sure to put a little 'spring' in your step. This event is exclusive to Sydney’s City Experts with 50+ reviews and 5 new reviews each month. If you’e not yet a City Expert, join the fun at g.co/cityexpert.  *How to join*: Complete the RSVP form at http://goo.gl/lzmLth and write 50+ high quality reviews by 27 August if you'd like to attend. _Numbers are strictly limited, so get in quick! Confirmation emails will be sent on Thursday 28 August if you're on the guest list._Sydney Spring Fling2014-09-04 18:00:0094  
Android Headlines156,514The Nexus program is rising from the grave.The Android Headlines Show Episode 702014-08-01 03:30:0044  
Jackie M1,860,617KL and the adjacent state of Selangor are the gateway to Malaysia for most of its visitors; this is where you'll find food from all different parts of the country, but what sorts of dishes are uniquely KL and Selangor in influence? Catch this event Live or subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified once the recorded Hangout is uploaded there - http://youtube.com/jackiemsydney Jackie M Ramadan 3 - Theme: Selangor/KL2014-07-27 10:30:007  
Jackie M1,860,617Another food hub in Malaysia that is a well-known secret among the locals and the Singaporean tourists who cross the border regularly to savour its culinary delights. I was there to film a new TV pilot there in May and was very impressed by the food we ate, even at the most inconspicuous, unglamourous outposts.  Join me as I try to capture some uniquely Johor flavours in this Hangout :)  Catch this event Live or subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified once the recorded Hangout is uploaded there - http://youtube.com/jackiemsydney Jackie M Ramadan 7 - Johor2014-07-24 12:30:0021  
Derek Ross1,178,582The Original Android Hangout Show returns tonight at 9pm ET to discuss Android Wear, tips, tricks, apps, and possibly a few developer tidbits to keep my friend @111777412946608276908 happy! Join @111396705647796704246 , Steve, and myself in about 2 hours. Bring your questions about #wearables  and #AndroidWear.The Original Android Hangout Show2014-07-11 03:00:0040  
Derek Ross1,178,582*The original Android Hangout Show returns!* Hi. I was the first guy on Google+ to start doing live Hangout Shows for Android news and discussion way back during the Hangouts on Air beta days. My team and I ran a successful Android related Hangout show for for 74 weeks in a row before our hiatus. Our show was watched and listed to by thousands every week via Google+, YouTube, and various Podcast platforms. *The band is getting back together...* ...or at least the lead singer. I've come to realize that the shows offered today just don't cut it. They're not professional. They're boring. They don't offer any value such as show guests or giveaways. They're just not what my team used to provide and it angers me. I'm going to try my best to change that for you guys. I'm tentatively going to relaunch our Android on Air show next month. The time and date are subject to change pending renovations to my office. If everything can be completed by then, I'll be back in business providing you with quality HoA Android goodness.The original Android Hangout Show returns!2014-06-06 03:00:00100  
Jackie M1,860,617Join me in the first of my new series of Hangouts On Air - on Malaysian Ingredients!  Unlike my previous series, I'm not teaching straight-out Malaysian dishes, but rather showing how you can infuse some Malaysian Flavours into your everyday cooking :) AND I will have a guest in my studio with me - hint for those who've bought from me recently - Pink Eyebrows!Jackie M Hangout On Air - Malaysian Flavours 12013-11-21 10:30:0069  
Telstra90,710Join us next week for an exclusive insight into the minds of Telstra's resident product experts, David Saidden and Nathan Azouz, as we discuss 'Mobiles 2020.' The event is Telstra's first +Google Australia Hangout and will feature questions from industry bloggers, including +Jens Garcia and +Norman Ma.  Watch the event on our page or on +YouTube, and join the conversation using #Mobiles2020 or #TelstraHangout. See you there!Telstra Hangout: Mobiles 20202013-11-06 08:00:00203  
martin shervington1,043,825Well, you probably know we are doing Movember but what you may not have realised is that we are going to keep you informed of every bristle along the way. Yes we are.  So, please join us tomorrow for some laughs and awareness raising for the great causes of Movember. See you then!Movember: our first HOA - all welcome!2013-11-02 18:00:0030  
Sydney2,144,101The world's largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, is back again for a 17th year! One of Sydney's most loved events, the outdoor sculpture exhibition returns to the stunning Bondi to Tamarama coast walk from 24 October - 10 November 2013. See the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk transformed into a two kilometre long temporary sculpture park featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world. http://www.sydney.com/events/sculpture-by-the-seaSculpture by the Sea2013-10-24 08:00:0084  
Sydney2,144,101Art and About is Sydney's most public, collaborative art festival.  It takes place from 20 September through 20 October in the streets and public spaces of Sydney and invites you to get involved . Commencing Friday, 20 September, Martin Place turns into an outdoor theatre with live music and performance. Then for the month following you'll find art, photography, performances, stories and installations all over the city.  Make sure you head to Hyde Park North for a stroll through an avenue of photography in Sydney Life and Little Sydney Lives - large-scale photos of the city captured through the lenses of Sydneysiders, young and old.  Snailovation - giant two-metre snails in eye-popping colours will be in the city's most public places and they will capture your hearts and imagination and much more! That's just a taster of what's on! http://www.sydney.com/events/art-and-about-sydneyArt and About Sydney2013-09-20 11:00:0028  
martin shervington1,043,825I am really excited to be interviewing +Marques Brownlee this Wednesday. It was great to read when +Vic Gundotra said he "is the best technology reviewer on the planet right now" and I know many people will nod their heads in agreement. As such I contacted Marques and asked if I could ask him a few questions about how he has used YouTube (which I know he loves) and Google+ to help him become the best. Oh, and I may even get a chance to see how he is getting on with Google Glass as well... This is one event you won't want to miss! _p.s. I will be taking questions..._Interview with Marques Brownlee!2013-08-28 20:00:00147  
Jackie M1,860,617Join me as I showcase a quick and simple way to make restaurant-quality Chicken Rendang from my new studio kitchen! #FoodieWebWeek  Mouthwatering Malaysian Cooking Demo 22013-05-30 11:30:0032  
Jackie M1,860,617Join me this Thursday as I run a series of 3 Hangouts showcasing some simple, restaurant-quality Malaysian meals you can prepare at home. Cooking Demo 1 - Char Kway Teow #FoodieWebWeek  Mouthwatering Malaysian Cooking Demo 12013-05-30 10:00:0041  
Jackie M1,860,617I've been "off-the-grid" for the best part of a week thanks to my relocation from Concord to Darlinghurst, but I will be participating in this Cooking Demo as part of #FoodieWebWeek - and it's happening in less than 12 hours!   There is a twist though - because my internet at my new digs has only just been connected and I'm not entirely confident of its robustness - instead of doing a Hangout On Air, I have a pre-recorded cooking video that I will be sharing during this timeslot EXCLUSIVE to Google Plus - so be sure to catch it to learn how to make one of the popular items from my just-now closed Concord restaurant :)Jackie M Cooking Demo Video Exclusive to Google Plus2013-05-26 11:00:0017  
Sydney2,144,101Join +Michael Sutton and +Lauren Bath as they walk us through Vivid Sydney via Google Hangout and offer a few photography tips along the way.  +Vivid Sydney  is a festival of light, music and ideas that transforms the city of Sydney for 2 weeks.  There are more than 60 interactive and immersive light sculptures and installations across Circular Quay, The Rocks, Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour and North Sydney.  One of the festival highlights is the Lighting the Sails - Sydney Opera House. We hope you can join us from where-ever you are across the world to view this colourful Sydney festival.Vivid Sydney Google+ Hangout2013-05-26 10:30:00101  
Jackie M1,860,617Listen in from anywhere during the Livestream! - http://eastsidefm.org/listen-online/ Jackie M Guest on Radio Show - Food In Focus2013-02-23 06:00:0029  

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Dian Satya Putra19Selamat pagi sahabat gplus, apa kabarnya? semoga selalu baik baik saja.Pagi ini saya akan bebrbagi yaitu berbagi circle (   #sharedcircle ) agar #googleplus #indonesia bisa semakin maju dan tambah peminatnya.Buat anda yang mau akun Gplusnya di share juga silahkan lakukan 3 langkah berikut ini1) Tambahkan saya ke lingkaran anda2) Beri +1 dan  Share post ini3) kemudian silahkan komentarBuat anda yang sudah melakukan ketiga hal itu akunya akan saya share pada share selanjutnya. Semakin banyak yang ngeshare status ini maka semakin banyak yang akan ngeadd anda, jadi tolong di share ya.Orang yang anda tambahkan pada lingkaran anda akan menambahkan anda kembali dilingkarannyaJika anda sudah melakukan cara diatas , beri komentar dan saya akan menambahkan anda ke dalam lingkaran besar ini .Semakin banyak di share maka semakin banyak lingkaran yang didapat nantinya. Cara ini sudah berhasil di luar negeri . maka dari itu saya berharap cara ini juga dapat berhasil di Indonesia.http://readcyber.blogspot.com/░█▀▀ █░█▀█░░█▀▀ █░░█▀▀░ ░█ ░░█░█▀██░█░░ █░░█▀▀░░▀▀▀ ▀░▀░░▀░▀▀▀ ▀▀░▀▀▀░#gatheringcircle #thegatheringcircle       #circleshare       #circlesharing       #circleoftheday  #handpicked         #sharedcircles       #sharedcircle     #sharedpubliccircles     #fullcircleshare       #addmetoyourcircles   #circleoftheday     #bestsharedcircle       #thebestcirclesongoogle   #thebestcircle     #circles       #circle       #share  #Circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   2014-12-22 02:31:36501003
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Design Home Lisa01. Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circleoftheday #circles #followers #gpluslist #publicsharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #Sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #Sharingcircles #topofthepeople #googlecircleshare #googleplus #sharingiscaring #sharingmeansthankyou #socialmedia 2014-12-20 03:32:33446001
Dian Satya Putra1Selamat pagi sahabat gplus, apa kabarnya? semoga selalu baik baik saja.Pagi ini saya akan bebrbagi yaitu berbagi circle (   #sharedcircle ) agar #googleplus #indonesia bisa semakin maju dan tambah peminatnya.Buat anda yang mau akun Gplusnya di share juga silahkan lakukan 3 langkah berikut ini1) Tambahkan saya ke lingkaran anda2) Beri +1 dan  Share post ini3) kemudian silahkan komentarBuat anda yang sudah melakukan ketiga hal itu akunya akan saya share pada share selanjutnya. Semakin banyak yang ngeshare status ini maka semakin banyak yang akan ngeadd anda, jadi tolong di share ya.Orang yang anda tambahkan pada lingkaran anda akan menambahkan anda kembali dilingkarannyaJika anda sudah melakukan cara diatas , beri komentar dan saya akan menambahkan anda ke dalam lingkaran besar ini .Semakin banyak di share maka semakin banyak lingkaran yang didapat nantinya. Cara ini sudah berhasil di luar negeri . maka dari itu saya berharap cara ini juga dapat berhasil di Indonesia.http://readcyber.blogspot.com/░█▀▀ █░█▀█░░█▀▀ █░░█▀▀░ ░█ ░░█░█▀██░█░░ █░░█▀▀░░▀▀▀ ▀░▀░░▀░▀▀▀ ▀▀░▀▀▀░#gatheringcircle #thegatheringcircle       #circleshare       #circlesharing       #circleoftheday  #handpicked         #sharedcircles       #sharedcircle     #sharedpubliccircles     #fullcircleshare       #addmetoyourcircles   #circleoftheday     #bestsharedcircle       #thebestcirclesongoogle   #thebestcircle     #circles       #circle       #share  #Circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   2014-12-17 06:16:05501215
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Samanyou Garg0The Mother Of All Android Lollipop CirclesPeople in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers of Android Lollipop news,updates and much more... Add these fine folks,and make sure to say hello!They will certainly brighten up your stream.1. +1 this circle.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.4. Leave a comment so I know you have done the three steps above.*Link to the original post:-https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SamanyouGargInc/posts/dusahdxehNM*If you were notified,that means you're in.To continue in the next version, add, +1 and reshare.#androidlollipop                                   2014-12-09 02:24:21501203
Samanyou Garg0The Mother Of All Android Lollipop CirclesPeople in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers of Android Lollipop news,updates and much more... Add these fine folks,and make sure to say hello!They will certainly brighten up your stream.1. +1 this circle.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.4. Leave a comment so I know you have done the three steps above.*Link to the original post:-https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SamanyouGargInc/posts/dusahdxehNM*If you were notified,that means you're in.To continue in the next version, add, +1 and reshare.#androidlollipop #lollipop #materialdesign #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-12-09 02:24:01501002
Samanyou Garg0The Mother Of All Android Lollipop CirclesPeople in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers of Android Lollipop news,updates and much more... Add these fine folks,and make sure to say hello!They will certainly brighten up your stream.1. +1 this circle.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.4. Leave a comment so I know you have done the three steps above.5. IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.If you were notified,that means you're in.To continue in the next version, add, +1 and reshare.#androidlollipop #lollipop #materialdesign #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-12-09 02:23:37501001
Samanyou Garg0The Mother Of All Android Lollipop CirclesPeople in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers of Android Lollipop news,updates and much more... Add these fine folks,and make sure to say hello!They will certainly brighten up your stream.1. +1 this circle.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.4. Leave a comment so I know you have done the three steps above.5. IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.If you were notified,that means you're in.To continue in the next version, add, +1 and reshare.#androidlollipop #lollipop #materialdesign #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-12-09 02:21:39500001
Samanyou Garg0The Mother Of All Android Lollipop CirclesPeople in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers of Android Lollipop news,updates and much more... Add these fine folks,and make sure to say hello!They will certainly brighten up your stream.1. +1 this circle.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.4. Leave a comment so I know you have done the three steps above.5. IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.If you were notified,that means you're in.To continue in the next version, add, +1 and reshare.#androidlollipop #lollipop #materialdesign #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle    #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-12-09 02:20:32501016
Samanyou Garg0The Mother Of All Android Lollipop CirclesPeople in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers of Android Lollipop news,updates,apps and much more... Add these fine folks,and make sure to say hello!They will certainly brighten up your stream.1. +1 this circle.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.4. Leave a comment so I know you have done the three steps above.5. IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.If you were notified,that means you're in.To continue in the next version, add, +1 and reshare.#androidlollipop #lollipop #materialdesign #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-12-09 02:17:57501000
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker110,550#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle! hoop em up and your stream will be perfect!#circleshare2014-12-05 17:06:0120851261
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John Hannah5,230Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #Ohio  #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle  #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle  #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing2014-11-22 12:15:59449293662
Alessandro Folghera54,798#TopEngagers   #SocialFriends   #GooglePlusFriends   #SharedCircle  Join me on:Linkedin : http://it.linkedin.com/pub/dir/alessandro/folgheraTwitter : https://twitter.com/folgheraFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/alessandro.folgheraFoursquare : https://it.foursquare.com/folgheraPinterest : http://www.pinterest.com/folghera/Instagram : http://instagram.com/folghera/Quora : http://www.quora.com/Alessandro-FolgheraTo be included in my weekly share, just:1 - Engage me2 - Do +1 t the post3 - Comment the post and give me the category you would prefer to belong (marketing, seo, photography, fashion ...)4 - Include the circle among your circles5 - Share the circle (include yourself)#sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday   #folghera         #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     2014-11-20 20:27:33501514159
Susannah Birch5,126AUSTRALIAN FRUIT SALAD CIRCLEHere is a selection of interesting and active people on Google Plus. You'll find a mix of politics, humor, bloggers, businesses, photographers and who knows what else! Enjoy!  #Aussie   #Australia   #Circle  #Circles #Sharing #Engagers  2014-11-18 23:41:0343111
Ryan Johnson18,123Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles  #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles2014-11-14 11:49:16496482651
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Becky Collins18,073Most engaging android smartphone & tablet users Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-25 09:06:20493002
George Clark9,475This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle   #Sharedcircles   #circleshare  #publiccircle   #followme   #public #sharedpubliccircles   #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday  #circleme   #circlenetwork   #circleoftheweek #circleplus   #circleshare   #rikacircles  #circletoday   #circleup  #circleyoushare2014-10-24 07:24:06500493656
Michael Ginsburg2,525Awesome bunch of #aussies  in this #sharedcircle  . Almost 1700 people in this circle already.If you want to be included, you MUST be Australian and preferably already active on Google+, or intend to become so.  Australian #expats living overseas are most welcome. To be added:1. +1 this post.2. Share this post publicly 3. Add me to your circles4. Request to be included.For those that are not aussies but would like to connect with a bunch of people from the "lucky country", just add this whole circle to your own.Based on the level of interest, new versions of this circle will be posted regularly. #australia   #aboutaustralia   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles  2014-10-17 23:35:02501637
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2015-01-08 22:01:37 (360 comments, 11 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Australia's Living PM's

Who is your preferred PM? And why...

It's time for a #FridayFunOne . Below is an image of Australia's remaining/living Prime Ministers. This photo was taken at Gough Whitlam's funeral in November.

Which one is your favourite? It doesn't have to be because of their political affiliation, either. If you like Abbott because he dared to wear budgie smugglers in public, then be proud and say so. I promise I won't laugh. Much.
 
From left to right,
Malcolm Fraser (1975-1983)
Julia Gillard (2010-2013)
Bob Hawke (1983-1991)
Tony Abbott (2013-)
John Howard (1996-2007)
Kevin Rudd (2007-2010, 2013-2013)
Paul Keating.(1991-1996)

Get to it......

Most reshares: 328

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2014-10-06 23:32:57 (264 comments, 328 reshares, 916 +1s)Open 

Suburban Australia

Can this get any more Australian?

This could be any street in #Australia . Gorgeous blue skies overlooking the Nissan Pathfinder ( or is it a Toyota Hilux h/t +Timothy Place) in the driveway and the Holden Ute sitting by the roadside - all the while, two male kangaroos battle it out in a no holds barred deathmatch. 

From what I've found out it was filmed on the Central Coast of NSW, and is just another day in suburban Australian life

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#australia   #aussie   #straya   #downunder  

Source: +9 News 

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2014-10-06 23:32:57 (264 comments, 328 reshares, 916 +1s)Open 

Suburban Australia

Can this get any more Australian?

This could be any street in #Australia . Gorgeous blue skies overlooking the Nissan Pathfinder ( or is it a Toyota Hilux h/t +Timothy Place) in the driveway and the Holden Ute sitting by the roadside - all the while, two male kangaroos battle it out in a no holds barred deathmatch. 

From what I've found out it was filmed on the Central Coast of NSW, and is just another day in suburban Australian life

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#australia   #aussie   #straya   #downunder  

Source: +9 News 

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2015-04-23 03:23:31 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

ANZAC Day

One hundred years on!

This image depicts Aussie servicemen from 5 eras - The Boer War (South Africa), World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the modern era (Iraq / Afghanistan). The five are sharing a beer - and certainly the odd story or two - in a typical Aussie pub. It's a print created by the very talented +Warrick Eady, your own copy can be ordered at http://warrickeadyphotography.bigcartel.com/

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of that fateful day on a beach in Turkey, the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

But, ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember Australians (and New Zealanders) who have served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of ANZAC, with its human... more »

ANZAC Day

One hundred years on!

This image depicts Aussie servicemen from 5 eras - The Boer War (South Africa), World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the modern era (Iraq / Afghanistan). The five are sharing a beer - and certainly the odd story or two - in a typical Aussie pub. It's a print created by the very talented +Warrick Eady, your own copy can be ordered at http://warrickeadyphotography.bigcartel.com/

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of that fateful day on a beach in Turkey, the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

But, ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember Australians (and New Zealanders) who have served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

The word ‘mate’ has a long, proud and distinctive history in Australia. From Broome to Omeo, “G’day mate, owsitgoin?” is the familiar phrase all Australians instinctively understand. It’s a part of the national lexicon found nowhere else in the world. 

The term ‘mateship’ can be traced back to the early convicts and was likely to have formed out of the predominantly Irish working-class egalitarianism present in British society in early colonial times. The harsh environment in which convicts and new settlers found themselves meant that men and women closely relied on each other for all sorts of help. In Australia, a 'mate' is more than just a friend. It's a term that implies a sense of shared experience, mutual respect and unconditional assistance.

Originally, ‘mate’ was a bit of a blokey term. A century ago, our great poet, Henry Lawson wrote a short story entitled Mateship. Lawson said the grandest of mates were two blokes. But Lawson was also good enough to concede that “the creed of mateship” could extend to an old mate’s wife or daughters. 

Mateship is a term frequently used to describe a relationship during times of challenge. The popular notion of mateship came to the fore during the First World War. During this period, the word 'mate' became interchangeable with the word 'digger', which had its roots in the gold digging fields of the 1850s. Gold diggers were portrayed in stories and songs as romantic heroes, larrikins and villains who embraced the principles of democracy.  Mateship was defined through the experience of trench warfare, concentration camps, hunger, injury, forced labour and the boredom and terror of war

They tramp in mateship side by side -
The Protestant and Roman
They call no biped lord or sir
And touch their hat to no man
   - Henry Lawson, Shearers

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

#anzacday   #lestweforget   #onehundredyears  
#australia   #straya   #oz   #downunder  

via +Australian War Memorial, +Australian Army, and others  ___

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2015-04-16 10:38:00 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Australian Fine Dining

Regurgitated

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

Australian Fine Dining

Regurgitated

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2015-04-12 11:36:33 (10 comments, 34 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Australian Myths

There is nothing but  #truth  here.

I’d like to clarify a few things #AboutAustralia  for any international visitors who would like to travel to the geographic backside of the world (meaning, we’re so far away from everything else!):

1. Hardly any Aussies look like, or act like Crocodile Dundee or Steve Irwin - Crikey, what a load of codswallop. Whilst the overly-suntanned look is not common (slip, slop, slap and all that), we all have crocodile teeth necklaces and carry weapons.

2. Most metropolitan areas do not have kangaroos jumping around in the streets - Tish Tosh. We don't have cars, so how else are we supposed to get around town if not on the back of a roo?

3. Australians only drink Fosters beer - You won’t see many cartons of Fosters in the bottle shops located throughout the country.You’re m... more »

Australian Myths

There is nothing but  #truth  here.

I’d like to clarify a few things #AboutAustralia  for any international visitors who would like to travel to the geographic backside of the world (meaning, we’re so far away from everything else!):

1. Hardly any Aussies look like, or act like Crocodile Dundee or Steve Irwin - Crikey, what a load of codswallop. Whilst the overly-suntanned look is not common (slip, slop, slap and all that), we all have crocodile teeth necklaces and carry weapons.

2. Most metropolitan areas do not have kangaroos jumping around in the streets - Tish Tosh. We don't have cars, so how else are we supposed to get around town if not on the back of a roo?

3. Australians only drink Fosters beer - You won’t see many cartons of Fosters in the bottle shops located throughout the country. You’re more likely to come across Fosters overseas. That's because we like to play jokes on you all and then keep all the decent beer for when you come over for a visit.

4. Australians have a similar accent to our cousins in New Zealand - say what, cuz? Anyone who seriously thinks that has never gone to the fush and chup shop to buy sux thongs.

5. Neighbours is just Coronoation Street with sunshine - Nonono. Neighbours is just Benny Hill with less music.

6. It’s true that there are harsher prison sentences for failing to declare goods such as fruit or salami, than if you bring in other dodgy substances such as hard drugs - that's true, but only because we prefer to kill our drug mules in Bali.

7. Two weeks is not enough time to ‘see’ Australia - two weeks is more than enough time to see Sydney, however. And we all know, there's worth seeing outside of Sydney.

8. Stealing a loaf of bread was the only action required for English people to score a free boat trip to Australia in the 1790’s - In the 21st century, bringing a loaf of bread into the country is enough cause for deportation due to quarantine laws that are probably stricter than U.S. Homeland Security legislation.

What other myths need to be debunked?

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia   #oz   #downunder  ___

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2015-04-08 11:02:23 (34 comments, 6 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Let's Talk About Sex

Aussie-style

With tourism being one of Australia's biggest selling points to the global economy, it's not too far a stretch to suggest that the odd tourist or two might hook up with a local and talk about The Beast With Two Backs. Because of this, I felt it was an important to provide the world with A Guide To Australian Sex Slang.

Here’s some slang to help you get into some Aussie spunk rat’s pants:

Got The Hots For - The act of having a crush on someone. i.e. “Maureen Jones totally has the hots for Johnno.”

Pash - The act of kissing someone i.e. “Maureen Jones and Johnno totally pashed!”

Wristy - The act of jerking off a man, i.e. “She gave him a wristy in the bathroom at the party.”

Gobby - The act of giving a man a blow job, i.e. “Then she goton her knees and ... more »

Let's Talk About Sex

Aussie-style

With tourism being one of Australia's biggest selling points to the global economy, it's not too far a stretch to suggest that the odd tourist or two might hook up with a local and talk about The Beast With Two Backs. Because of this, I felt it was an important to provide the world with A Guide To Australian Sex Slang.

Here’s some slang to help you get into some Aussie spunk rat’s pants:

Got The Hots For - The act of having a crush on someone. i.e. “Maureen Jones totally has the hots for Johnno.”

Pash - The act of kissing someone i.e. “Maureen Jones and Johnno totally pashed!”

Wristy - The act of jerking off a man, i.e. “She gave him a wristy in the bathroom at the party.”

Gobby - The act of giving a man a blow job, i.e. “Then she got on her knees and have him a gobby.”

Cop A Root - The act of having sex i.e. “Did you cop a root?”

See also: “A Cheeky Root” (the act of having sex when it’s a bad idea, guilt free; the use of “cheeky” in front of any elicit act for instance smoking a “cheeky” ciggie, doing a “cheeky” line, implies you’re not responsible for the irresponsible behaviour despite engaging willingly/wanting to engage/being the one to suggest engaement); “Root Rat” (a person that enjoys a cheeky root more often than not).

Smash Your Back Out - The act of having sex, i.e. “Let me take you back to the shed, throw you on the workbench, and smash your back out.” It’s commonly accepted that Australians don’t “do” things, but that they “smash” things; applies equally to smashing beer, smashing vegemite toast, smashing a run, etc.

Tits Out For The Boys A chant commonly used by drunk bros around women, usually while clapping in time to the words, i.e. “Tits! Out! For the Boys! Tits out for the boys!”

Toeier Than A Roman Sandal - Someone that is very horny, i.e. “All these babes are making me toeir than a Roman sandal.”

Jut - Pronounced Joot - A vagina i.e. “My joot’s itchy.”

Tosser - A slur against someone implying that they masturbate a lot; wanker, i.e. “Johnno cheated on Maureen Jones, what a tosser.”

Spoof - Semen, i.e. “I got his spoof in my hair, how embarrassing.” Also used to imply aimlessness in life, i.e. “I just spoofed about all day.” 

Do you know of any more slang words regarding the horizontal tango?

#AboutAustralia  http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2015-04-05 02:45:57 (42 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

The White House Renovation

Stage 2

It's beginning again. I am installing a fake floor so that I can repaint the walls and put up some decorative panelling on the ceiling. Oh, and a new chandelier.

For those that don't know, I call my house The White House because it's made from white brick. If you want to look at the main Renovation I did, then click on the first hashtag below. I'm slowly turning my house into an 18th Century French themed "Castle".

I'll post updates as I go, as always.

#WhiteHouseReno #WhiteHouseRenoTwo

The White House Renovation

Stage 2

It's beginning again. I am installing a fake floor so that I can repaint the walls and put up some decorative panelling on the ceiling. Oh, and a new chandelier.

For those that don't know, I call my house The White House because it's made from white brick. If you want to look at the main Renovation I did, then click on the first hashtag below. I'm slowly turning my house into an 18th Century French themed "Castle".

I'll post updates as I go, as always.

#WhiteHouseReno #WhiteHouseRenoTwo___

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2015-03-31 11:07:47 (41 comments, 14 reshares, 362 +1s)Open 

When #Caturday  Meets #AboutAustralia

Say hello to 'Oz'

This little girl, who turns 1 on Thursday, has what looks very much like the map of #Australia  on her nose. She was entered into a Cat Show at the +Sydney Royal Easter Show but didn't win any prizes. What she did win, however, was bucketload of attention from the crowd because of her rather unique schnoz.

I hope +Jedi will forgive me for posting this, but the picture is just too cute to not share.

Via +The Daily Telegraph (http://goo.gl/XoPsbs)

#AboutAustralia  http://goo.gl/688VLF

#Australia   #sydney   #easter2015   #caturdayeveryday  

When #Caturday  Meets #AboutAustralia

Say hello to 'Oz'

This little girl, who turns 1 on Thursday, has what looks very much like the map of #Australia  on her nose. She was entered into a Cat Show at the +Sydney Royal Easter Show but didn't win any prizes. What she did win, however, was bucketload of attention from the crowd because of her rather unique schnoz.

I hope +Jedi will forgive me for posting this, but the picture is just too cute to not share.

Via +The Daily Telegraph (http://goo.gl/XoPsbs)

#AboutAustralia  http://goo.gl/688VLF

#Australia   #sydney   #easter2015   #caturdayeveryday  ___

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2015-03-30 03:20:11 (18 comments, 5 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Is this guy the next Crocodile Hunter?

Or, just an idiot with a camera?

Ever since Steve Irwin got too close to a Stingray in 2006, the world has gone nuts waiting for someone else as mad as him. Like him or loathe him, Irwin brought attention to Australia's (and the world's) dangerous wildlife in a manner that no one else has really replicated. Sure, there's guys like +Bear Grylls​ but honestly, he's not on the same scale of insanity as Irwin IMHO.

Enter +Beau Greaves​ (and his Google+ Page +Beau Greaves Presents: A Wild Life​) 

Here's a guy who has "always had this weird bond with reptiles." Greaves has spent hours swimming without protection among large crocodiles with underwater visibility of less than 30m.  "Mostly I’ve found," he says, "once you’re underwater with them, they become nice,friendly and ... more »

Is this guy the next Crocodile Hunter?

Or, just an idiot with a camera?

Ever since Steve Irwin got too close to a Stingray in 2006, the world has gone nuts waiting for someone else as mad as him. Like him or loathe him, Irwin brought attention to Australia's (and the world's) dangerous wildlife in a manner that no one else has really replicated. Sure, there's guys like +Bear Grylls​ but honestly, he's not on the same scale of insanity as Irwin IMHO.

Enter +Beau Greaves​ (and his Google+ Page +Beau Greaves Presents: A Wild Life​) 

Here's a guy who has "always had this weird bond with reptiles." Greaves has spent hours swimming without protection among large crocodiles with underwater visibility of less than 30m.  "Mostly I’ve found," he says, "once you’re underwater with them, they become nice, friendly and placid."

Is he really Doctor Dolittle, or does he have a death wish?

via +Courier Mail​ (http://goo.gl/S48F6t)

For more #AboutAustralia  --> http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2015-03-25 21:47:45 (27 comments, 6 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

An American's Guide to Cricket

Where a "World Series" actually involves The World

A while back (wow, was it really more than 3 years ago?), I wrote about The Rules of Cricket (http://goo.gl/UXTXgC). I compared my beloved game of Cricket to the game of Baseball, as it's an easy way for Americans to "get it".

Now, the good people at +Slate have put together a video explaining Cricket to Americans. You can find it here --> http://goo.gl/BUKqpA. It's a great video, and worth checking out, but it's not complete

Here's a brief summary/recap of "the rules"....

1. Instead of a maximum of 3 outs in an innings, in cricket there is a maximum of 10. You don't need to use all 10, if you don't want to. If you think you have scored enough points ("runs") then you can give the... more »

An American's Guide to Cricket

Where a "World Series" actually involves The World

A while back (wow, was it really more than 3 years ago?), I wrote about The Rules of Cricket (http://goo.gl/UXTXgC). I compared my beloved game of Cricket to the game of Baseball, as it's an easy way for Americans to "get it".

Now, the good people at +Slate have put together a video explaining Cricket to Americans. You can find it here --> http://goo.gl/BUKqpA. It's a great video, and worth checking out, but it's not complete

Here's a brief summary/recap of "the rules"....

1. Instead of a maximum of 3 outs in an innings, in cricket there is a maximum of 10. You don't need to use all 10, if you don't want to. If you think you have scored enough points ("runs") then you can give the other team a turn. This typically only happens in a Test Match, which is the longest form of the game (which can last for up to 5 days).

2. Instead of one batter, in cricket there are two.

3. Just like in Baseball, in Cricket you can have multiple "pitchers". In Cricket, however, you get a maximum of 6 bowls ("pitches") before another bowler/pitcher has a turn (for another 6). Each group of 6 is called an "Over".

4. To score a run in Cricket, all you have to do is "swap ends" instead of doing a lap around a diamond. You can also score by hitting the ball to the boundary (to score 4 runs/points) or over the fence (a "home run", valuing 6 runs/points).

5. In baseball, there is basically only one way to get out...being caught (don't correct me if I'm wrong, just go with me). In Cricket, there are TEN ways to get out. More on that below....

6. There are 3 basic games of Cricket that can be played. Traditionally, there is a Test Match, which lasts for a maximum of FIVE DAYS. In the 1970s, a new version was created called a One Day Match (limited to 50 overs). This attracted large crowds. Recently, in the past 5 years or so, a more-limited version of the game (20 overs each, called "Twenty-20") has become popular. Now, this version of the game lasts only 4 hours.

7. Unlike you soft Americans, only one of our players wears gloves when fielding. That guy is called the Wicket Keeper (aka "The Keeper", or "Wicky"). He wears two gloves, and in years gone by. sometimes a steak. The two batsmen also wear gloves, because protecting your hands from the rock-hard ball being thrown at you at 100mph is kinda important.

So, the 10 ways of getting "out" in Cricket are:
(Before I begin, there are very very very few people who can name all 10 of these without having to Google it)

1. Bowled

2. Caught

3. Stumped

4. LBW. Leg Before Wicket

5. Run Out

6. Hit Wicket

7. Handling the Ball

8. Timed Out

9. Obstructing the Field

10. Double Hit

#iccworldcup2015   #icccricketworldcup2015   #cwc2015  
#AboutAustralia  http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2015-03-23 10:28:13 (56 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Truth in Advertising

THIS is why I hate Marketing People!

Take a look at this photo I took earlier tonight at my local +Woolworths​ store. I walked up (from the back of the store) to grab some tomatoes, saw that they were $3.49 a kilo, and so I grabbed a few. When I got to the checkout, the woman rang them up as $6.98 a kilo. I questioned, and she pointed towards the stand where I could see both prices below (well below eye-level, and not as eye-catching as the pricetag on top). I paid my money and walked out. I took this photo from the front door.....

The "Special" price on top is sitting neatly between both products (60% over the Avocados and 40% over the Tomatoes). And yes, it clearly says (in tiny writing, with a really small picture to match) that the price is for the Avocados.

My question is, is this morally right?
... more »

Truth in Advertising

THIS is why I hate Marketing People!

Take a look at this photo I took earlier tonight at my local +Woolworths​ store. I walked up (from the back of the store) to grab some tomatoes, saw that they were $3.49 a kilo, and so I grabbed a few. When I got to the checkout, the woman rang them up as $6.98 a kilo. I questioned, and she pointed towards the stand where I could see both prices below (well below eye-level, and not as eye-catching as the pricetag on top). I paid my money and walked out. I took this photo from the front door.....

The "Special" price on top is sitting neatly between both products (60% over the Avocados and 40% over the Tomatoes). And yes, it clearly says (in tiny writing, with a really small picture to match) that the price is for the Avocados.

My question is, is this morally right?

Technically, sure, +Woolworths​ have done nothing wrong. But, "clever marketing" never does anything wrong. Marketing people are like lawyers, looking for each and every loophole to try and screw the customer. Or win the court case. Bugger the truth, bugger what is right. "Win" at all costs.

This is why I hate marketing people.

#ns  ___

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2015-03-21 21:17:41 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Aussie Pride

With a side order of gravy

It doesn't take much to make me laugh. I laughed when I saw my first dead body, which was obviously more from the shock rather than the humour of it. But, I laughed nonetheless.

And so it is with this pic. I laughed a bit too much, I think. Hopefully you will too.

#AboutAustralia series - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia #straya #downunder #oz 

Aussie Pride

With a side order of gravy

It doesn't take much to make me laugh. I laughed when I saw my first dead body, which was obviously more from the shock rather than the humour of it. But, I laughed nonetheless.

And so it is with this pic. I laughed a bit too much, I think. Hopefully you will too.

#AboutAustralia series - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia #straya #downunder #oz ___

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2015-03-16 08:45:43 (26 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Aussie English gets an update

+Oxford Dictionaries​​​ are at it again!

Recently, I wrote about a quiz which +Oxford Dictionaries​​​ put together about Aussie English - you can see that here --> http://goo.gl/TiGaTA. Well, it appears that they have taken it a step further by adding five hundred new Aussie words to their dictionary.

It's a worthy addition to the #AboutAustralia  series  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

There's quite a few words that I've never heard of, but here's a selection of some of the ones I have:

banjo ▶noun – phrases swing the banjo Austral./NZ informal use a shovel, especially in a vigorous way: I hope to be swinging the banjo around some of those stony ridges.

banker ▶noun  – phrases run (or come down) a banker Austral./NZ informal (of a river) flooded tothe top of, or over, its... more »

Aussie English gets an update

+Oxford Dictionaries​​​ are at it again!

Recently, I wrote about a quiz which +Oxford Dictionaries​​​ put together about Aussie English - you can see that here --> http://goo.gl/TiGaTA. Well, it appears that they have taken it a step further by adding five hundred new Aussie words to their dictionary.

It's a worthy addition to the #AboutAustralia  series  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

There's quite a few words that I've never heard of, but here's a selection of some of the ones I have:

banjo ▶noun – phrases swing the banjo Austral./NZ informal use a shovel, especially in a vigorous way: I hope to be swinging the banjo around some of those stony ridges.

banker ▶noun  – phrases run (or come down) a banker Austral./NZ informal (of a river) flooded to the top of, or over, its banks: the creek is running a banker.

billy (also billycan) ▶noun – phrases swing (or sling) the billy Austral./NZ informal prepare to make tea, especially as an act of hospitality.

blue ▶adjective – phrases bung (or stack) on a blue Austral. informal make a fuss or create a disturbance: we're only reported if we bung on a blue

bob ▶noun  – phrases silly (or mad or crazy) as a two-bob watch Austral./NZ informal unpredictable; foolish and absurd: even as a nipper he was silly as a two-bob watch

bush ▶noun – phrases go bush Austral./NZ leave one's usual surroundings; run wild. out bush Austral./NZ in or into an area of back country: men and women who worked out bush. take to the bush Austral./NZ (originally of convicts) run away; go to live in the wild: the start of the war saw him take to the bush. what do you think this is—bush week? Austral./NZ a response to a request, implying that one is being unfairly imposed upon or taken for a fool: I get smart alecks trying to put one over on me every minute of the day; what do you think this is—bush week?

coolamon /ˈkuːləmən/ ▶noun Austral. an Aboriginal container made of wood or bark, used for holding liquids, carrying goods, or carrying a baby: a coolamon of water. – origin mid 19th cent.: from Kamilaroi (an Aboriginal language) and neighbouring languages gulaman.

goat ▶noun – phrases run like a hairy goat Austral./NZ informal run or perform badly: the nag ran like a hairy goat.

grog ▶noun – phrases off the grog Austral./NZ informal abstaining from drinking alcohol: I'm supposed to be off the grog three nights a week. on the grog Austral./NZ informal drinking alcohol, especially heavily: a group of young locals are well and truly on the grog.

Hughie ▶noun Austral./NZ informal an imaginary being held to be responsible for the weather: more rain next week please, Hughie! – phrases send her (or it) down, Hughie Austral./NZ informal an appeal for rain: as a farmer he would say, 'send her down, Hughie'. – origin early 20th cent.: diminutive of the given name Hugh. The phrase send her down, Hughie may have developed from the British variant send it down, David, which dates from the 1920s.

jam ▶noun – phrases put (or lay) on jam Austral. informal adopt an affected way of speaking or an affected manner: when nervous, she tends to put on jam.

kangaroo bar ▶noun Austral. a strong metal grille fitted to the front of a motor vehicle to protect it from impact damage; a bull bar: choose a car with a kangaroo bar for driving in rural areas. 

kangaroo route ▶noun (the kangaroo route) the air route between Australia (especially Sydney) and London: the kangaroo route is immensely profitable at the moment. – origin 1940s: the route was originally flown by the airline Qantas, whose aircraft tail livery features a stylized kangaroo.
 
kangaroo steamer ▶noun Austral. a stew made from kangaroo meat: a kangaroo steamer and a piece of damper made an excellent meal. 

keeping place ▶noun Austral. an Aboriginal community-based cultural centre dedicated to the preservation of traditional Aboriginal culture, artifacts, etc.: the site also features an art gallery and an indigenous keeping place. 

kingie /ˈkɪŋi/ ▶noun Austral./NZ informal a large fish of various families, many of which are caught for sport and some of which are edible; a kingfish: it was a job to land a kingie and get the hook free from his jaw. – origin early 20th cent.: abbreviation of kingfish. 

lamington drive ▶noun Austral. an organised effort to raise money for charity from the sale of lamingtons: only so much funding can be raised through lamington drives and cake stalls. 

lezzo (also leso (pl. lesos)) /ˈlɛzəʊ/ ▶noun (pl. lezzos) Austral. informal, offensive a lesbian: why did they replace her with that purple-haired lezzo? – origin 1940s: a shortening of lesbian. 

lolly water ▶noun [mass noun] Austral./NZ informal non-alcoholic drink: all three of them were on the lolly water. Apparently they had early starts. ■weak alcoholic drink: an ice-cold, full-strength can of beer rather than some plastic-cupped lolly water " [as modifier] lolly water alcopops. 

lunatic soup ▶noun [mass noun] Austral. informal alcoholic drink of poor quality: he was full of lunatic soup, judging by the empty bottle. 

magic pudding ▶noun Austral. an endlessly renewable resource: policy makers continue to see the environment as a magic pudding. – origin 1980s: from the title of a children's book The Magic Pudding (1918) by Norman Lindsay, in which a pudding instantly renews itself as slices are cut out of it. 

milko /ˈmɪlkəʊ/ ▶noun (pl. milkos) chiefly Austral./NZ informal a person who delivers milk to homes; a milkman: when I was younger, the milkos could be heard whistling all over town. – origin early 20th cent.: from the milkman's standard cry of milk o! 

mug lair ▶noun Austral. derogatory a person who is stupid and vulgar: older Australians consider him a two-bob mug lair, all bleach and trousers. – origin 1930s: from mug1 in the sense 'stupid or gullible person' + 'lair', a back-formation from lairy. 

mum and dad investor ▶noun Austral. a small-time risk-averse shareholder, typically the average person with a mortgage and family: these companies are collapsing and thousands of mum and dad investors are in jeopardy. 

Novocastrian /ˌnəʊvəˈkastrɪən/ ▶noun a native or inhabitant of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England or Newcastle in the Australian state of New South Wales: Novocastrians condemned the state government for its 'paltry commitment' to Newcastle. – origin early 20th cent.: a fanciful modern coinage modelled on Latin. 

old fella (also old fellow) ▶noun informal, chiefly Austral. a man's penis: he was proud of his old fella. 

onya /ˈɒnjə/ ▶exclamation Austral. informal an exclamation of approval of a person; good on you!: they're the leading qualifiers for the next round. Onya fellas! – origin 1980s: a contraction of 'good on you'. 

rabbit fence ▶noun Austral./NZ a fence erected to prevent the spread of wild rabbits and other agricultural pests from one region to another; a rabbit-proof fence: the barrier was part of a network of rabbit fences stretching across the continent. 

ratshit /ˈratʃɪt/ ▶adjective Austral./NZ informal of no worth or value; useless: the public schooling system's going to be completely ratshit. 

razor gang ▶noun Austral./NZ informal a parliamentary committee established to examine ways of reducing public expenditure: Labor's razor gang has approved the cutbacks. – origin 1980s: perhaps from an earlier British sense relating to the pursuit of greater economy and productivity within British Railways, ultimately from the sense 'a violent gang armed with razors'. 

sanger /ˈsaŋə/ ▶noun Austral. informal a sandwich: I fancy a steak sanger and a glass of amber. 

sarvo /ˈsɑːvəʊ/ ▶adverb Austral./NZ informal (often the sarvo or this sarvo) this afternoon: okay -- see you sarvo " quarter to four the sarvo, as usual? 

scungies /ˈskʌn(d)ʒɪz/ ▶noun [plural noun] Austral. informal swimming trunks or other sporting briefs: men execute the time-honoured beachside quick change from undies to scungies. – origin 1970s: from scungy. 

stuff up ▶noun – phrases stuff up (or stuff something up) informal, chiefly Austral. & NZ mishandle or mismanage a situation: stupid people always blame others for their mistakes, rather than admitting they stuffed up " she stuffed up just about everything she got involved in. 

wacker /ˈwakə/ (also whacker) ▶noun Austral. informal a person who is stupid or annoying (used as a general term of abuse): don't humour this guy, he's a wacker. – origin 1960s: a back-formation from wacky. 

#australia   #straya   #downunder   #oz  ___

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2015-03-13 11:20:51 (36 comments, 9 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Australian English

Do you speak it?

There is an altogether different version of English being spoken here in the land Down Under. Thanks to the likes of “Crocodile” Mick Dundee and The Crocodile Hunter, lots of non-Aussies are familiar with some of our slang, including crikey (an interjection expressing surprise), sheila (an informal term for a girl or woman), and barbie (an abbreviation of barbecue). But there is so much more to the language variation than what you’ve heard from Paul Hogan and Steve Irwin.

How familiar are you with the version of English spoken down under? Here's a quick 10-question quiz from +Oxford Dictionaries​​​ to find out ( OP - http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2015/03/quiz-good-australian-english/ )

Aussies should find this one pretty easy, so feel free to discuss in the comments. For non-Aussies, I'd love toknow how you... more »

Australian English

Do you speak it?

There is an altogether different version of English being spoken here in the land Down Under. Thanks to the likes of “Crocodile” Mick Dundee and The Crocodile Hunter, lots of non-Aussies are familiar with some of our slang, including crikey (an interjection expressing surprise), sheila (an informal term for a girl or woman), and barbie (an abbreviation of barbecue). But there is so much more to the language variation than what you’ve heard from Paul Hogan and Steve Irwin.

How familiar are you with the version of English spoken down under? Here's a quick 10-question quiz from +Oxford Dictionaries​​​ to find out ( OP - http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2015/03/quiz-good-australian-english/ )

Aussies should find this one pretty easy, so feel free to discuss in the comments. For non-Aussies, I'd love to know how you do - let us know by giving your score in the comments.

As always, the full #AboutAustralia  series can be found here --> http://goo.gl/688VLF

Question 1 - A term with some traction in North America as well, what is an 'ankle-biter'?
a) a child
b) a lap dog
c) an uncomfortable sock
d) a rattlesnake

Question 2 - If you called someone 'ropeable', what would that make them?
a) thin
b) faithful
c) furious
d) good at mountain climbing

Question 3 - What would you be talking about if you used the term 'hard yakka'?
a) tough luck
b) a tongue-twister
c) hard work
d) stale bread

Question 4 - If something was described as 'dinkum', what is it considered to be?
a) stolen
b) genuine
c) old-fashioned
d) broken

Question 5 - In some situations you might be told to ‘give it a burl’. What is a 'burl'?
a) a period of time
b) a flourish
c) a long distance
d) an attempt

Question 6 - If you were to call someone a 'dag', you would be referring to him as being what?
a) well-dressed
b) boring
c) hypocritical
d) dorky

Question 7 - What sort of animal might an Australian refer to as a ‘jumbuck’?
a) a deer
b) a sheep
c) a dog
d) a cow

Question 8 - If someone called the town mayor 'shonky', what are they suggesting about him?
a) he is dishonest
b) he needs a haircut
c) he is powerless
d) he has been replaced by an alien

Question 9 - If I were 'fossicking' for something, what would I be doing?
a) pitching it on late night television
b) turning it into a fossil (on its behalf)
c) looking for it
d) placing a speculative bet on it

Question 10 - If your friend had been in a 'bingle', you’d be concerned because a bingle is what?
a) a crocodile-filled swamp
b) a high-speed police chase
c) a small collision
d) a small brass ensemble










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ANSWER 1 - A Child - Often used humourously, 'ankle-biter' is slang for a small child.

ANSWER 2 - Ropeable - The word 'ropeable' is derived from the idea that the person would have to be physically restrained.

ANSWER 3 - Hard Work - Derived from Yagara, an extinct Aboriginal language, 'yakka' (often 'hard yakka') means 'hard work'.

ANSWER 4 - Genuine - 'Dinkum' means 'genuine, honest, true'and can be used of a person or an object. It commonly appears in the term 'fair dinkum', used to emphasise the genuineness of something or the acceptability of somebody's behaviour.

ANSWER 5 - An Attempt - A 'burl' is an attempt, and is a regional variation of the Scottish 'birl' (meaning 'spin' or 'whirl')

ANSWER 6 - Dorky - 'Dag' refers to an (often entertainingly) dorky or eccentric person. It relates to the original meaning of 'dag' in Australia: a lock of wool matted with dung hanging from the hindquarters of a sheep

ANSWER 7 - A Sheep - 'Jumbuck' is an informal term for a sheep, possibly Australian pidgin for 'jump up'

ANSWER 8 - He is Dishonest - Often used to refer to politicians or political groups, 'shonky' means dishonest, unreliable or illegal.

ANSWER 9 - Looking for it - Originally referring to mining, the verb 'fossick' is another word for 'look'.

ANSWER 10 - A Small Collision - 'Bingle' is another word for an auto accident (usually not a serious one).

#australia   #straya   #downunder   #oz   #steveirwin   #crocodiledundee  ___

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2015-03-08 23:30:59 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Sydney Panorama Drawings

From 1805 - 2012

Every now and then, my #AboutAustralia  series takes a new and interesting turn.  I'm always looking for new things to share as part of the series, things which aren't common. This small collection of panoramic drawings of the #Sydney  skyline definitely meets that criteria.

These drawings were done by Richard Braddish, and are a small part of a much larger collection he's working on. Basically he's doing 150+ drawings, from 1788 - 2012. In Richard's words:

I've drawn up a Sydney skyline (as viewed from north/east) panorama from 1788 and added buildings in each year until present (over 150 diagrams). Took 2 years and many years to research what year what went up and location and height

The drawings included here are:
1805 - When the 45m (150') clock tower stoodou... more »

Sydney Panorama Drawings

From 1805 - 2012

Every now and then, my #AboutAustralia  series takes a new and interesting turn.  I'm always looking for new things to share as part of the series, things which aren't common. This small collection of panoramic drawings of the #Sydney  skyline definitely meets that criteria.

These drawings were done by Richard Braddish, and are a small part of a much larger collection he's working on. Basically he's doing 150+ drawings, from 1788 - 2012. In Richard's words:

I've drawn up a Sydney skyline (as viewed from north/east) panorama from 1788 and added buildings in each year until present (over 150 diagrams). Took 2 years and many years to research what year what went up and location and height

The drawings included here are:
1805 - When the 45m (150') clock tower stood out among all others

1880 - Garden palace dominates landscape

1932 - Harbour bridge completion

1939 - AWA tower tallest in Australia

1962 - First skyscraper

1973 - +Sydney Opera House completed

1981 - Sydney Tower (aka "Centrepoint") completed

2001 - New milineum and massive expansion

2012 - Sydney "today"

Click through each of them and watch +Sydney grow from its humble beginnings as a penal colony and into the thriving metropolis that it is today.

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

#sydney   #australia   #straya   #downunder  ___

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2015-03-03 23:25:23 (218 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

The Bali 9

Feel free to disagree!

/rant
I'm sick and tired of hearing about the #Bali9. Does anyone honestly believe they wouldn't be couriering drugs today if they weren't caught?
/endrant

#ns  

The Bali 9

Feel free to disagree!

/rant
I'm sick and tired of hearing about the #Bali9. Does anyone honestly believe they wouldn't be couriering drugs today if they weren't caught?
/endrant

#ns  ___

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2015-02-24 04:21:29 (81 comments, 25 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Interesting Facts

#AboutAustralia  

Ask the question of what Australia is known for to Aussies and foreigners and you'll get answers like +Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, +Kylie Minogue, kangaroos, koalas, cricket, swimming, +Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Aborigines, Minerals, Wine and Vegemite. +Australia is much more than these.

Here's a few things you might or might not know about the land Down Under.

Fact 1 - It is the 6th largest country in the world, occupying an entire continent of some 7.6 million square kilometers.

Fact 2 - It has the world's 3rd largest ocean territory, spanning three oceans and covering around 12 million square kilometers.

Fact 3 - Vegetation covers nearly 7 million square kilometers or 91 percent of Australia. 

Fact 4 - Thelarg... more »

Interesting Facts

#AboutAustralia  

Ask the question of what Australia is known for to Aussies and foreigners and you'll get answers like +Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, +Kylie Minogue, kangaroos, koalas, cricket, swimming, +Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Aborigines, Minerals, Wine and Vegemite. +Australia is much more than these.

Here's a few things you might or might not know about the land Down Under.

Fact 1 - It is the 6th largest country in the world, occupying an entire continent of some 7.6 million square kilometers.

Fact 2 - It has the world's 3rd largest ocean territory, spanning three oceans and covering around 12 million square kilometers.

Fact 3 - Vegetation covers nearly 7 million square kilometers or 91 percent of Australia. 

Fact 4 - The largest Greek population in the world beside Athens in Greece can be found in Melbourne, Victoria.

Fact 5 - Most of Australia's exotic flora and fauna cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Fact 6 - The Indigenous 'Dream Time' is the foundation for tens of thousands of years of spiritual aboriginal art, traditions, legends, myths, folklore and culture.

Fact 7 - The only nation-continent of 20 million people in the world.

Fact 8 - The wattle was adopted as the national floral emblem in 1912.

Fact 9 - More than 80 percent of Australians live within 100 kilometers of the coast making Australia one of the world's most urbanised coastal dwelling populations.

Fact 10 - Over 200 different languages and dialects are spoken in Australia including 45 Indigenous languages. The most common non-English spoken languages are Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin.

Fact 11 - The largest cattle station in the world is Anna Creek Station in South Australia at over 34,000 square kilometers (about 13,000 square miles) is the world's largest cattle station. It is 7 TIMES LARGER than America's largest cattle ranch, King Ranch in Texas and is about the size of Belgium or Israel.

Fact 12 - Despite having a convict colony history, Australia's homicide rate is 1.2 per 100,000 population compared to the 6.3 per 100,000 in the United States.

Fact 13 - Approximately 1.35 trillion bottles of wine are produced by Australia.

Fact 14 - Kangaroo meat can be purchased from the supermarket, butcher and available on restaurant menus as a leaner and healthier alternative to beef or lamb with a 1-2 percent fat content.

Fact 15 - It has the highest rate of gambling in the world with over 80 percent of Australian adults engaging in gambling of some kind and 20 percent of the poker machines in the world are found in Australia.

Fact 16 - Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1902. New Zealand was first.

Fact 17 - It has 16 world heritage listed sites including historic townships, cities and landscapes.

Fact 18 - 80 percent of Australians believe Australia has a strong culture and identity characterized by being down to earth, mateship, honesty, sports-loving and multicultural based on research organized by the +Australia Day Council of NSW.

Fact 19 - The only place in the world where you can still find the lung fish which is a living fossil from the Triassic period 350 million years ago.

Fact 20 - The sports capital of the world (Melbourne) has 70 percent of its total population participating at least once a week in a particular recreational activity or sport.  Unlike other contact sports around the world, in Australia our football players wear NO protective gear and play for the entire length of the game unless forced to retire from the field due to injury.

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The full #AboutAustralia  series is here --> http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia   #straya   #downunder   #aussie  ___

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2015-02-17 22:42:23 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

ɐılɐɹʇsnɐ uı ǝlıɥʍuɐǝɯ

It's a topsy turvy world in Australia

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

#australia   #downunder   #straya   #aussie  

ɐılɐɹʇsnɐ uı ǝlıɥʍuɐǝɯ

It's a topsy turvy world in Australia

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

#australia   #downunder   #straya   #aussie  ___

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2015-02-16 11:17:52 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

I'm so proud

The White House has a graduate.

He outgrew all the other puppies from his class during the four weeks of school.

That's my boy :-D

I done good. ___I'm so proud

The White House has a graduate.

He outgrew all the other puppies from his class during the four weeks of school.

That's my boy :-D

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2015-02-08 05:43:25 (32 comments, 18 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Drop Bears

I feel like a sausage roll.

I'm broken down at Sydney Olympic Park, so while I wait for the +NRMA​ to arrive with my new battery I thought you people disgust me could keep me company.

#AboutAustralia series - http://goo.gl/688VLF 

Drop Bears

I feel like a sausage roll.

I'm broken down at Sydney Olympic Park, so while I wait for the +NRMA​ to arrive with my new battery I thought you people disgust me could keep me company.

#AboutAustralia series - http://goo.gl/688VLF ___

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2015-01-26 09:19:25 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Australia Day Quiz

How drunk are you?

Now that the fun and frivolity of #AustraliaDay is over for another year, it's time to test your beer-addled minds a bit. So, here's an Aussie quiz to sink your teeth into.

Let me know how you go in the comments below.

The full #AboutAustralia series - http://goo.gl/688VLF

Question 1 - What was the name of the first horse to win the Melbourne Cup?

Question 2 - Who was the first European explorer to discover Australia?

Question 3 - Where is the most westernmost point on the continent?

Question 4 - Who was the first Australian Prime Minister?

Question 5 - What year did the Australian of the Year awards begin?

Question 6 - Who was the first woman to be elected in an Australian parliament?
more »

Australia Day Quiz

How drunk are you?

Now that the fun and frivolity of #AustraliaDay is over for another year, it's time to test your beer-addled minds a bit. So, here's an Aussie quiz to sink your teeth into.

Let me know how you go in the comments below.

The full #AboutAustralia series - http://goo.gl/688VLF

Question 1 - What was the name of the first horse to win the Melbourne Cup?

Question 2 - Who was the first European explorer to discover Australia?

Question 3 - Where is the most westernmost point on the continent?

Question 4 - Who was the first Australian Prime Minister?

Question 5 - What year did the Australian of the Year awards begin?

Question 6 - Who was the first woman to be elected in an Australian parliament?

Question 7 - What was Tasmania originally named?

Question 8 - Who features on the front of the $50 note?

Question 9 - The sapphire is the official gemstone of which Australian state?

Question 10 - What proportion of Australians live within 50km of the coastline? 
     a) 40%    b) 55%    c) 70%    d) 85%

Question 11 - In which city was the Aboriginal flag first flown?

Question 12 - Where is the lowest point in Australia?

Question 13 - How many World Heritage Sites are in Australia?

Question 14 - Who founded Australia's first commercial brewery?

Question 15 - How many teams are in the AFL?

Question 16 - What is the name of the highest peak in the Northern Territory?

Question 17 - Where is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere located?

Question 18 - Who was the first explorer to reach the summit of Mount Kosciuszko?

Question 19 - Which year was the $100 note introduced?

Question 20 - What is the floral emblem of the Northern Territory?

Question 21 - Over what distance did Cathy Freeman run to win a medal in the Sydney Olympics?

Question 22 - The longest official place name in Australia is Mamungkukumpurangkuntjunya Hill. What state is it in?

Question 23 - Which number prime minister is Tony Abbott?

Question 24 - Which year did Australia first participate in the Winter Olympics?

Question 25 - Who was the first woman to sail solo around the world non-stop?

Question 26 - Which year was Vegemite launched commercially?

Question 27 - In which state is Lake Disappointment?

Question 28 - Which year did Melbourne host the Olympic Games?

Question 29 - How many Nobel Laureates does Australia have?

Question 30 - What's the only town to be added to the National Heritage list?

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ANSWERS BELOW






ANSWERS
1. Archer 
2. Willem Janszoon 
3. Steep Point, Shark Bay
4. Sir Edmund Barton 
5. 1960 
6. Edith Cowan 
7. Van Diemen’s Land 
8. David Unaipon 
9. Queensland 
10. d
11. Adelaide 
12. Lake Eyre 
13. Nineteen 
14. James Squire 
15. Eighteen 
16. Mount Zeil 
17. Busselton, WA
18. Pawel Strzelecki 
19. 1984 
20. Sturt's desert rose 
21. 400m 
22. South Australia
23. 28th
24. 1936 
25. Kay Cottee 
26. 1923 
27. Western Australia 
28. 1956
29. 15
30. Broken Hill

#Australia #straya #downunder #aussie #australiaday2015
OP by +Australian Geographic​​​ ___

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2015-01-25 08:28:30 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

I'm so confused

#thingsthatmakeyougohmmm

I'm so confused

#thingsthatmakeyougohmmm___

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2015-01-20 03:44:51 (60 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Social Etiquette

When does being polite become creepy?

The things that I share here get re-shared from time to time. When I can, I go to each reshare (especially the Public ones) and thank the resharer. Typically, all I say is "Thanks for the reshare" but at times I may add additional comments if the resharer adds something to the reshare that I want to comment on.

There was a reshare that occurred earlier today where I simply thanked the person and left it at that.  You can see in the attached picture what the response was.

My question is, is what I do simply being polite or is it - somehow bizarrely - being creepy?  I'm genuinely interested in your thoughts, good people.

I have no idea what this person (name redacted) is smoking, but I'd sure love to get my hands on it. Maybe I should go into Social Media Marketing, I cant... more »

Social Etiquette

When does being polite become creepy?

The things that I share here get re-shared from time to time. When I can, I go to each reshare (especially the Public ones) and thank the resharer. Typically, all I say is "Thanks for the reshare" but at times I may add additional comments if the resharer adds something to the reshare that I want to comment on.

There was a reshare that occurred earlier today where I simply thanked the person and left it at that.  You can see in the attached picture what the response was.

My question is, is what I do simply being polite or is it - somehow bizarrely - being creepy?  I'm genuinely interested in your thoughts, good people.

I have no idea what this person (name redacted) is smoking, but I'd sure love to get my hands on it. Maybe I should go into Social Media Marketing, I can teach everyone to "artificially pump up your numbers for marketing purposes". What do you think?

Am I - or what I post here - fake and disingenuous ?

#ns  ___

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2015-01-19 00:28:09 (310 comments, 23 reshares, 145 +1s)Open 

Do they speak English in New Zealand?

Tēnā tātou katoa!

#NewZealand  is not #Australia  

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

Do they speak English in New Zealand?

Tēnā tātou katoa!

#NewZealand  is not #Australia  

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2015-01-13 10:56:31 (35 comments, 3 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

The Straya National Anthem

To the tune of "Hey Ya"

( YouTube video of song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMdbVHPmCW0 )

Straya
Straya
Straya
Straya

My country don't share no borders
'Cos of all the waters that surround our land
Thank god for our resources
'Cos they are the sources of our wealthy land
Don't try to find the capital
Or fight the animals
You're on your own
Just drive from town to paradise
And you'll see why we call Australia home

Straya
Straya
Straya
Straya

You think you've got it
Oh you think you've got it
But have you got a rock where there is nothing at all
We get together
Oh we get together
The weather's always better when there's cricket involved
And we... more »

The Straya National Anthem

To the tune of "Hey Ya"

( YouTube video of song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMdbVHPmCW0 )

Straya
Straya
Straya
Straya

My country don't share no borders
'Cos of all the waters that surround our land
Thank god for our resources
'Cos they are the sources of our wealthy land
Don't try to find the capital
Or fight the animals
You're on your own
Just drive from town to paradise
And you'll see why we call Australia home

Straya
Straya
Straya
Straya

You think you've got it
Oh you think you've got it
But have you got a rock where there is nothing at all
We get together
Oh we get together
The weather's always better when there's cricket involved
And we believe that mateship is forever
We're all mates, we're all mates, we're all mates
We're all mates, we're all mates
And we're multicultural
So why ya why ya
Why ya why ya why ya
Not living in Australia when you know we are so happy here

Straya
Straya 
Straya
Straya

Alright now fellas
Yeah!
Now what's cooler than a big cold beer?
Ice cold!

Straya
Straya
Straya
Straya

Shake it [x9]
Shake it like a polaroid picture
Shake it [x9]
Shake it like a polaroid picture

Straya
Straya
Straya
Straya

via +Rocky Bing 
For more stuff #AboutAustralia , http://goo.gl/688VLF 

#australia #straya #downunder   #oz  ___

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2015-01-12 08:54:38 (109 comments, 5 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

WhatsApp Spam

Does anyone actually use this app?

I love testing new apps I hear about, either from right here on Google Plus or from one the many Android ezines I read daily. Some apps, like +Chris Lacy​​'s LinkBubble and Action Launcher, become part of my daily usage, whilst others, like WhatsApp, end up in the bin.

Now, I know that WhatsApp isn't new. I installed it ages ago but it had one major problem. No one uses it.

Well, no, that's not technically correct. There are obviously people who use it, but I don't know any of them. Every person I know who tried it gave up on it because of the spam. Who are these people?

Do you use WhatsApp? I'd love to hear about it and your experience.

+WhatsApp​​ I'd love to hear from you as well. Sure, you'll come back with some corporate drivel, which isfine. B... more »

WhatsApp Spam

Does anyone actually use this app?

I love testing new apps I hear about, either from right here on Google Plus or from one the many Android ezines I read daily. Some apps, like +Chris Lacy​​'s LinkBubble and Action Launcher, become part of my daily usage, whilst others, like WhatsApp, end up in the bin.

Now, I know that WhatsApp isn't new. I installed it ages ago but it had one major problem. No one uses it.

Well, no, that's not technically correct. There are obviously people who use it, but I don't know any of them. Every person I know who tried it gave up on it because of the spam. Who are these people?

Do you use WhatsApp? I'd love to hear about it and your experience.

+WhatsApp​​ I'd love to hear from you as well. Sure, you'll come back with some corporate drivel, which is fine. But, what happened to you? Is this all the fault of Facebook? ___

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2015-01-08 22:01:37 (360 comments, 11 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Australia's Living PM's

Who is your preferred PM? And why...

It's time for a #FridayFunOne . Below is an image of Australia's remaining/living Prime Ministers. This photo was taken at Gough Whitlam's funeral in November.

Which one is your favourite? It doesn't have to be because of their political affiliation, either. If you like Abbott because he dared to wear budgie smugglers in public, then be proud and say so. I promise I won't laugh. Much.
 
From left to right,
Malcolm Fraser (1975-1983)
Julia Gillard (2010-2013)
Bob Hawke (1983-1991)
Tony Abbott (2013-)
John Howard (1996-2007)
Kevin Rudd (2007-2010, 2013-2013)
Paul Keating.(1991-1996)

Get to it......

Australia's Living PM's

Who is your preferred PM? And why...

It's time for a #FridayFunOne . Below is an image of Australia's remaining/living Prime Ministers. This photo was taken at Gough Whitlam's funeral in November.

Which one is your favourite? It doesn't have to be because of their political affiliation, either. If you like Abbott because he dared to wear budgie smugglers in public, then be proud and say so. I promise I won't laugh. Much.
 
From left to right,
Malcolm Fraser (1975-1983)
Julia Gillard (2010-2013)
Bob Hawke (1983-1991)
Tony Abbott (2013-)
John Howard (1996-2007)
Kevin Rudd (2007-2010, 2013-2013)
Paul Keating.(1991-1996)

Get to it......___

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2015-01-04 22:23:13 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Summer in Australia

A tribute to the Firefighters.

Into the bowels of Hell, these brave ones go 
To save the lives of those they do not know 
Guided by training & camaraderie while overcoming fear 
They dare to go with only Guardian Angels near

Through the smoke and heat and gasses too 
They fight their fears when looking for you 
A life to save is their primary task 
Think of them with kindness is all they ask

The Cross of Malta is their chosen crest 
Love of another is the required test 
First to respond when all spells gloom 
They won't quit though it could be their own doom

These Fire Fighters have seen so much 
Burned and broken bodies, death, destruction and such 
They go back for more each and every day 
Because it's the lives they save that makes themstay
<... more »

Summer in Australia

A tribute to the Firefighters.

Into the bowels of Hell, these brave ones go 
To save the lives of those they do not know 
Guided by training & camaraderie while overcoming fear 
They dare to go with only Guardian Angels near

Through the smoke and heat and gasses too 
They fight their fears when looking for you 
A life to save is their primary task 
Think of them with kindness is all they ask

The Cross of Malta is their chosen crest 
Love of another is the required test 
First to respond when all spells gloom 
They won't quit though it could be their own doom

These Fire Fighters have seen so much 
Burned and broken bodies, death, destruction and such 
They go back for more each and every day 
Because it's the lives they save that makes them stay

All for one and one for all 
You go - I go that is their call 
And in their quest, when some do fall 
The rest stand strong - still giving their all

The loss of a family member does take it's toll 
Cuts to the quick, down deep in your soul 
Heroes forever, when they die 
And that is when "BRAVE MEN CRY" 
     - Thomas L Hart

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2015-01-04 03:26:06 (54 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Australia's National Anthem

Bogan-style

Firstly, yes I know it's not Australia Day. I'm starting this early so we can help determine what should be the Australian National Anthem for Bogans.

If there is one song that most typified the Australian Bogan, what would it be? I'm thinking Khe Sanh should be in the Top 5 at the very least. What about TNT? Surely that would rate a mention?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and +1 the ones you like the most. I'll put together a Top 10 and share it on Australia Day.

#AboutAustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF 

Australia's National Anthem

Bogan-style

Firstly, yes I know it's not Australia Day. I'm starting this early so we can help determine what should be the Australian National Anthem for Bogans.

If there is one song that most typified the Australian Bogan, what would it be? I'm thinking Khe Sanh should be in the Top 5 at the very least. What about TNT? Surely that would rate a mention?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and +1 the ones you like the most. I'll put together a Top 10 and share it on Australia Day.

#AboutAustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF ___

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2015-01-02 21:21:31 (38 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

2014 In Review

Wow, what a year.

I only posted 148 Public things? That's quite a shock to me, as it felt like a lot more. Then again, I've been doing a lot of stuff with +Caption My Caption so maybe that was a part of it.

I feel like #AboutAustralia  has run it's course. After more than 240 posts in 3 years, I think it's time to put it to bed. What say you, good people? Sure, there's been a heap of interaction that has come from it - a couple  of the #AboutAustralia  stuff are among my most-shared things ever here on Google Plus. I have all of you to thank for that.

With +Jedi now on the scene, and the #WhiteHouseReno  done, I need a new "thing" to concentrate on. I don't want to become one of those Plussers who simply reshare a truckload of stuff with no additional comment. To me, that doesn't drive engagementand t... more »

2014 In Review

Wow, what a year.

I only posted 148 Public things? That's quite a shock to me, as it felt like a lot more. Then again, I've been doing a lot of stuff with +Caption My Caption so maybe that was a part of it.

I feel like #AboutAustralia  has run it's course. After more than 240 posts in 3 years, I think it's time to put it to bed. What say you, good people? Sure, there's been a heap of interaction that has come from it - a couple  of the #AboutAustralia  stuff are among my most-shared things ever here on Google Plus. I have all of you to thank for that.

With +Jedi now on the scene, and the #WhiteHouseReno  done, I need a new "thing" to concentrate on. I don't want to become one of those Plussers who simply reshare a truckload of stuff with no additional comment. To me, that doesn't drive engagement and that's what I thrive on. Without engagement - without you - I may as well not be here.

Thanks, as always, to +CircleCount for the awesome summary and tools you provide.___

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2015-01-02 09:45:40 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Jedi

He has arrived.

I've gone with the name Jedi, because of his brown colouring which reminds me of the robes that the Jedi wear in Star Wars.

He's so sleepy, poor little guy. This may be the calm before the storm, because he'll want to play when he wakes up. The dogs next door are also keen to meet him :-)

As I mentioned, I've created a Google Plus Page for him. +Jedi​

All this jetsetting has made me buggered. I need a nap.

Welcome to The White House.___Jedi

He has arrived.

I've gone with the name Jedi, because of his brown colouring which reminds me of the robes that the Jedi wear in Star Wars.

He's so sleepy, poor little guy. This may be the calm before the storm, because he'll want to play when he wakes up. The dogs next door are also keen to meet him :-)

As I mentioned, I've created a Google Plus Page for him. +Jedi​

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2014-12-31 05:01:00 (66 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

New White House Resident

Say hello to my little friend.

For those that didn't know, I owned a St Bernard named Shiro. Unfortunately, he passed away a week before Christmas after being quite ill for the last few months. He'll be sadly missed, as he's been with me for almost 10 years.

To usher in the new year, I'm going to welcome this little fella into The White House. He arrives on Friday after being flown in from BrisVegas. I need to make sure I keep him well away from the rooms which have undergone the #WhiteHouseReno .

A sad end to 2014, but a new beginning for 2015.

New White House Resident

Say hello to my little friend.

For those that didn't know, I owned a St Bernard named Shiro. Unfortunately, he passed away a week before Christmas after being quite ill for the last few months. He'll be sadly missed, as he's been with me for almost 10 years.

To usher in the new year, I'm going to welcome this little fella into The White House. He arrives on Friday after being flown in from BrisVegas. I need to make sure I keep him well away from the rooms which have undergone the #WhiteHouseReno .

A sad end to 2014, but a new beginning for 2015.___

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2014-12-26 05:12:01 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

My face when

You fall asleep for five minutes, and..... 

My face when

You fall asleep for five minutes, and..... ___

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2014-12-17 04:24:18 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Google Trends for Australia

You people disgust me!

Every year, +Google release the most-searched topics in countries around the world. For #Australia , there's some rather disappointing results. 

-=-=-=- Top 5 Overall Search Results -=-=-=- 
1. World Cup - this makes sense, as the #WorldCup  is one of the world's largest sporting events. http://goo.gl/FGfH2t
2. Malaysia Airlines - again, this makes sense as a lot of people would be wanting to know more information about both #MH370 and #MH17. http://goo.gl/YNYHcL
3. Robin Williams - a much-loved, but obviously very troubled actor and comedian. http://goo.gl/pfqXcy
4. Charlotte Dawson - Another suicide, this one of a socialite an TV personality who had been bullied on social media. http://goo.gl/Dxoq25
5. Phil Hughes - it really doesgo to s... more »

Google Trends for Australia

You people disgust me!

Every year, +Google release the most-searched topics in countries around the world. For #Australia , there's some rather disappointing results. 

-=-=-=- Top 5 Overall Search Results -=-=-=- 
1. World Cup - this makes sense, as the #WorldCup  is one of the world's largest sporting events. http://goo.gl/FGfH2t
2. Malaysia Airlines - again, this makes sense as a lot of people would be wanting to know more information about both #MH370 and #MH17. http://goo.gl/YNYHcL
3. Robin Williams - a much-loved, but obviously very troubled actor and comedian. http://goo.gl/pfqXcy
4. Charlotte Dawson - Another suicide, this one of a socialite an TV personality who had been bullied on social media. http://goo.gl/Dxoq25
5. Phil Hughes - it really does go to show how much the game of Cricket is part of the Australian culture, as Hughes died just a matter of weeks ago. http://goo.gl/uQ3gn7

The rest of the Top 10 is here - http://goo.gl/5Ieqzd

=== Top 5 Aussie's Search Results === 
1. Schapelle Corby - Australian's best-known drug smuggler also has the honour of being Australia's most-searched for person. http://goo.gl/8H6d2r
2. Todd Carney - The less said about this idiot, the better. http://goo.gl/UT6u57
3. Iggy Azalea - Sorry, who? http://goo.gl/jcMvMu
4. Margot Robbie - Apparently, she was one of the women who got their kit off in The Wolf of Wall Street http://goo.gl/9BXjBd
5. Rolf Harris - Trust British Courts? Sure can! http://goo.gl/5HUCSd

The rest of the Top 10 is here - http://goo.gl/yarhS1

=== Top 5 "What is..." Search Results === 
1. Ebola - A method of distracting the US during the mid-term elections, Ebola is also a virus that's killed a bunch of people in West Africa http://goo.gl/30zaeu
2. ALS - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as The Reason To Tip A Bucket Of Ice On Your Head http://goo.gl/rAjYPx
3. Love - The eternal question http://goo.gl/4x1yLs
4. Gluten - The latest dietary fad http://goo.gl/Ojwzcm
5. Tinder - RSVP for the new age http://goo.gl/Eij6qs

The rest of the Top 10 is here - http://goo.gl/hX4wPv

=== Top 5 "Who is..." Search Results === 
1. Jesus - A cock, in a frock, on a rock. http://goo.gl/mZtM0R
2. ISIS - See #1 http://goo.gl/1nAKJO
3. Banksy - Hipster Graffiti http://goo.gl/7jSy5t
4. Redfoo - No one important http://goo.gl/yppSfA
5. Ultron - Who? http://goo.gl/EEHixd

The rest of the Top 10 is here - http://goo.gl/j6sEG6

The full breakdown can be found here - http://goo.gl/yXV1Et

So there you have it. An interesting collection, but rather disappointing. I thought I knew you better, #Australia . This list is from a couple of weeks ago, so I'm sure #SydneySiege  would be in there somewhere if it was done today. 

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#straya   #downunder   #aussie  ___

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2014-12-11 00:43:20 (49 comments, 19 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

Furniture Removal - Australian-style

This can only end badly.

What on earth are they thinking? Who in their right mind would put a fridge(?) on the top of a car, not tied down, and then think "yeah, I'll just stand on the boot and hold it? She'll be right, mate!

Today's Darwin Award winner is........

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#straya   #australia   #downunder  

Furniture Removal - Australian-style

This can only end badly.

What on earth are they thinking? Who in their right mind would put a fridge(?) on the top of a car, not tied down, and then think "yeah, I'll just stand on the boot and hold it? She'll be right, mate!

Today's Darwin Award winner is........

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#straya   #australia   #downunder  ___

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2014-12-08 11:45:30 (68 comments, 6 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Organ Donation

Will you or won't you?

I've long bee n a supporter of organ donation. I'm not going to need my bits and pieces after I'm dead, so if I can help someone out and give them a better lease on life then I'm all for it.

I understand people's reservations with it, even more so when it comes to your relatives not wanting to have to make the 'final' decision once you're gone. Personally, I don't think it should be up to your relatives to overrule the very personal decision you've made, but unfortunately that's how it is in Australia.

How about you? What have you decided for your final moments on this mortal coil? Have you spoken with your family about it? Do they agree/disagree with your choice?

Organ Donation

Will you or won't you?

I've long bee n a supporter of organ donation. I'm not going to need my bits and pieces after I'm dead, so if I can help someone out and give them a better lease on life then I'm all for it.

I understand people's reservations with it, even more so when it comes to your relatives not wanting to have to make the 'final' decision once you're gone. Personally, I don't think it should be up to your relatives to overrule the very personal decision you've made, but unfortunately that's how it is in Australia.

How about you? What have you decided for your final moments on this mortal coil? Have you spoken with your family about it? Do they agree/disagree with your choice?___

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2014-12-01 07:11:02 (28 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

What do you do?

Let's find out...

After the success of +Caption My Caption, I've decided to create another game. 

The premise behind the game is simple. I'll share something which will paint a picture of a situation and then ask +What do you do?

The something could be an image, a quote, a short (unfinished) story, a news article. Anything really.

If you would like to play, throw +What do you do? in a circle and you'll be added to the notification circle. Or, just leave a comment below.

That's what you do :-)
#WDYD  

What do you do?

Let's find out...

After the success of +Caption My Caption, I've decided to create another game. 

The premise behind the game is simple. I'll share something which will paint a picture of a situation and then ask +What do you do?

The something could be an image, a quote, a short (unfinished) story, a news article. Anything really.

If you would like to play, throw +What do you do? in a circle and you'll be added to the notification circle. Or, just leave a comment below.

That's what you do :-)
#WDYD  ___

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2014-11-28 10:11:34 (137 comments, 57 reshares, 339 +1s)Open 

State on a Plate

Get your tasty #AboutAustralia  morsals here

What we mean by "New South Wales" in the 21st century is something quite different from what it meant in 1788, 1825 or 1859.

+State Records NSW was fortunate to come across this wonderful ceramic plate showing maps of the Australian colonies or states with the caption ‘Australia - Growth of a Nation'

But why does what we mean by New South Wales even matter? Understanding our changing borders can help us to understand what we can find in the archives of the State we now know as New South Wales!

Have a click through the images, and watch a nation grow.....

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#straya   #aussie   #downunder   #australia  

State on a Plate

Get your tasty #AboutAustralia  morsals here

What we mean by "New South Wales" in the 21st century is something quite different from what it meant in 1788, 1825 or 1859.

+State Records NSW was fortunate to come across this wonderful ceramic plate showing maps of the Australian colonies or states with the caption ‘Australia - Growth of a Nation'

But why does what we mean by New South Wales even matter? Understanding our changing borders can help us to understand what we can find in the archives of the State we now know as New South Wales!

Have a click through the images, and watch a nation grow.....

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#straya   #aussie   #downunder   #australia  ___

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2014-11-17 06:02:14 (27 comments, 5 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

The G20 Summit

Now with free koalas.

#meanwhileinaustralia there was a group of politicians who got together for a photo opportunity. The only thing missing was Sydney Harbour Bridge.

#AboutAustralia - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia #straya #downunder #g20 #obama

Image via +The Daily Telegraph​​

The G20 Summit

Now with free koalas.

#meanwhileinaustralia there was a group of politicians who got together for a photo opportunity. The only thing missing was Sydney Harbour Bridge.

#AboutAustralia - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia #straya #downunder #g20 #obama

Image via +The Daily Telegraph​​___

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2014-11-14 04:40:18 (172 comments, 23 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

101 Uses for Vegemite

Do you have more?

I’ve been going crazy with Vegemite lately, eating more than I usually do....which is odd, because I usually eat a lot of it anyway. Just this morning on +Triple M, they asked for calls about what you do with it. I called and said I put it on dry Weet Bix. It's yum, trust me.

So, it got me thinking. How many uses could there be for vegemite other than just for eating it?  It took a while to put this entire list together but here it is: 101 uses for Vegemite! (via http://goo.gl/c7R8kB)

CLEANING in the kitchen
1. Naturally disinfect all surfaces {mix 1 part Vegemite with 1 part water in a spray bottle}

2. Scrub stuck on stains {make a paste with Vegemite and baking soda and scrub with a sponge}

3. Clean your dishwasher {put 1 cup into the bottom of the dishwasher and runit ... more »

101 Uses for Vegemite

Do you have more?

I’ve been going crazy with Vegemite lately, eating more than I usually do....which is odd, because I usually eat a lot of it anyway. Just this morning on +Triple M, they asked for calls about what you do with it. I called and said I put it on dry Weet Bix. It's yum, trust me.

So, it got me thinking. How many uses could there be for vegemite other than just for eating it?  It took a while to put this entire list together but here it is: 101 uses for Vegemite! (via http://goo.gl/c7R8kB)

CLEANING in the kitchen
1. Naturally disinfect all surfaces {mix 1 part Vegemite with 1 part water in a spray bottle}

2. Scrub stuck on stains {make a paste with Vegemite and baking soda and scrub with a sponge}

3. Clean your dishwasher {put 1 cup into the bottom of the dishwasher and run it with no dishes inside}

4. In place of “Jet Dry” {fill the Jet Dry cup on your dishwasher with Vegemite instead}

5. Clean out your coffee maker {pour 2 c. Vegemite and 1 c. water into the coffee maker and run a full brew cycle. Remove and replace the filter and run 2 cycles of just water}

6. Disinfect cutting boards

7. Clean and disinfect pots, pans, utensils, plates, cups, etc.

8. Clean your hands with Vegemite to remove strong onion and garlic odours

9. Keep sponges and kitchen rags fresh by soaking in Vegemite water overnight. {rinse them before using again}

10. Clean “un-washable appliances” {spray diluted Vegemite them and then just wipe with a damp cloth or paper towel.}

11.Unclog your drains

12. Natural de-greaser {clean with Vegemite and then rinse with cold water}

13. Microwave: {pour 1/4 cup Vegemite and 1 cup water in a glass bowl; microwave on high for 5 minutes; wipe clean}

14. Disinfect ice trays and remove build-up {soak ice trays in diluted Vegemite overnight and then rinse with cold water}

15. Mix Vegemite with citrus juice to freshen your garbage disposal {citrus peals work great too}

16. Naturally clean your fruits and veggies by soaking them in 1 part Vegemite and 1 part water

17. Clean a non-self-cleaning oven by spraying the inside with diluted Vegemite and then sprinkling with baking soda. Let sit for 5-10 minute and then scrub with a sponge

18. Clean your stove top

19. Remove hard water spots from stainless steel by wiping with a cloth dipped in Vegemite

20. Clean the insides of water bottles and coffee thermoses by “swishing” with diluted Vegemite — this will naturally kill any bacteria lingering at the bottom where you might no be able to reach

In the bathroom
21. Clean counters and all surfaces with 1 part Vegemite and 1 part water

22. Toilets {put Vegemite directly in the toilet, let it sit for a few minutes, and then scrub with toilet brush}

23. Mirrors

24. Showers and bathtubs

25. Stinky towels {wash towels with 1/2 cup Vegemite in the rinse cycle}

26. Mold and mildew {mix 3 Tablespoons Vegemite, 1 teaspoon Borax, and 2 cup hot water. Shake, spray, and let it soak for a few minutes, then rub the area with a soft brush or cloth}

27. Remove hard water stains from your shower nozzle by pouring 1 part Vegemite and 1 part water in a plastic bag. Use a rubber band to attach the bag to the nozzle and let soak for 10-15 minutes.

28. Remove limescale buildup on your shower door or in your tub by heating a small container of Vegemite to the boiling point. Pour Vegemite over the problem areas and it should loosen the lime.

29. Wash your shower curtain by putting in the washing machine with a few old towels. Use 1/2 cup laundry detergent and 1/2 cup baking soda for the wash cycle, and then 1 cup Vegemite for the rinse cycle.

30. Clean the grimy soap build up from your soap dish by soaking it in 1 part Vegemite and 1 part warm water

General home cleaning
31. Wood floors {mix 1 cup Vegemite with 4 litres warm water; clean floors with this mixture and then dry with a clean cloth}

32. Use it in a steam mop to clean most surfaces

33. Leather sofas/chairs {spray diluted Vegemite over surface and “buff” with a soft clean cloth}

34. Walls {wipe down pretty much any wall surface with a cloth dampened with diluted Vegemite}

35. Disinfect kid’s toys, books, etc. using 1 part Vegemite and 1 part water.

36. Remove dirt and stains from your mattress by blotting with a clean cloth dipped in Vegemite. If the spot is still damp, simply sprinkle a little baking soda over the area and vacuum it up.

37. Clean the filters in your dehumidifier / humidifier by soaking them in diluted Vegemite for 1 hour

38. Clean mini blinds by soaking them in a bathtub filled with warm water and a few cups of dilute Vegemite

39. Spot clean carpets by spraying a little diluted Vegemite on the spot and blotting it with a damp cloth

40. Wipe down the inside of all your refrigerator shelves and drawers for a food-safe alternative to traditional cleaners.

41. Wipe down electronics {computer keys, mouse, phone keypad, etc} by wiping with a rag dipped in Vegemite.

42. Clean residue and build-up on the inside of your washing machine by dumping in 2 cup of Vegemite and running it on the quick cycle.

43. Remove water rings from wood furniture by mixing 1 part  Vegemite and 1 part olive oil. Dip a soft cloth in the mixture and rub on the affected area {going with the grain}. Then wipe with a clean, dry cloth.

LAUNDRY - simply add about 1/2 cup to your rinse cycle to
44. Remove built-up soap residue

45. Reduce static cling

46. Naturally soften your clothes, towels, blankets, etc.

47. Stop colours from running

48. Whiten whites

49. Reduce irritation for those with sensitive skin

50. Prolong the life of your tights and nylons

51. Remove lingering odors {cigarette smell, smoke, gas}

52. Eliminate that “moldy” smell from damp towels and work-out clothes.

You can also soak/scrub items in dilute Vegemite to
53. Remove yellow stains from sweat

54. Remove blood stains {let soak for 10 minutes}

55. Remove ink stains {mix 2 parts Vegemite and 3 parts cornstarch, rub on stain, let dry, wash}

when ironing, use Vegemite to help with
56. Removing wrinkles {mist clothing with 1 part Vegemite and 3 parts water}

57. Cleaning the inside of your iron {fill the water reservoir with diluted Vegemite}

58. Cleaning the metal plate of your iron {mix 1 part Vegemite and 1 part salt and scrub the plate with this paste}

59. Eliminating scorch marks {rub the scorched area with a cloth dipped in Vegemite and then blot with a clean towel}

HEALTH & BEAUTY
60. Hair rinse {in place of conditioner}.  Just rub Vegemite in your hair and rinse well

61. Clean your children’s retainers or braces by soaking them in diluted Vegemite for a few minutes

62. Strengthen your nails by regularly dipping them in Vegemite

63. Prevent infections by rubbing small cuts with Vegemite

64. Dry up a cold sore by dabbing it with a cotton ball rubbed in Vegemite

65. Swallow 1 teaspoon of  Vegemite to help relieve constipation and/or heartburn

66. Kill lice by spraying warm dilute Vegemite onto the scalp just before the final rinse. This will break down the “glue” the nits/lice use to attach to the hair

67. Soften your cuticles by soaking in a bowl of dilute Vegemite for 5 minutes

68. Get rid of blemishes by mixing 1 part Vegemite with 10 parts water and dabbing the solution on your freshly-washed face with a clean cotton ball

69. Soothe sunburned skin by soaking a towel dilute Vegemite and then laying over the burned areas

70. Naturally whiten your teeth by dipping a toothbrush in Vegemite and brushing your teeth {only do this once a week and rinse thoroughly with water after you are finished}

71. Put Vegemite on the pad of a bandage and cover your warts. Replace with a fresh bandage every night and the warts should be gone within a week

72. Mix a few tablespoons of Vegemite in your babies bath water to help with diaper rash

73. Remove the hairspray residue from your flat iron or curling iron by wiping with a rag dipped in Vegemite

74. Clean brushes and combs by letting them sit in a 1 gallon of water mixed with 1 cup of Vegemite

HOME & GARDEN
75. Clean your windshield wipers with Vegemite to keep them functioning properly

76. Loosen rust — like rusted-on screws or rusty patio furniture by soaking the areas in dilute Vegemite

77. Keep flying bugs away from your outdoor parties by putting cider Vegemite in a shallow dish away from your food. By the end of the night, your dish will be full of “floating bugs”!

78. Make a fly trap for your kitchen by filling a mason jar half full of Vegemite. Then punch holes in the lid and put the lid back on. The flies will crawl through, but won’t be able to get out again.

79. Mosquito spray — just pour dilute Vegemite in a spray bottle and spritz on your skin. The Vegemite smell will go away after a few minutes, but you should be bug-free all night!

80. Clean the grill by scrubbing the grates with Vegemite and scrubbing with a grill brush

81. Spray it on your weeds as a natural weed killer

82. Clean all your patio furniture with 1 part Vegemite and 1 part water in a spray bottle

83. Clean your lawn mower blades {rub Vegemite on the blades and scrub off}

84. Keep cats out of your children’s sand box by pouring Vegemite around the outside of the box

85. Put a few drops of Vegemite in your dog’s water bowl to neutralize his/her urine and prevent those ugly brown/yellow patches in your grass

86. Keep flies away from your pool by pouring Vegemite around the outside edges of the pool

87. Spray ripening melons and pumpkins with Vegemite to prevent mold from growing on the skin

88. Quickly clean bird droppings by spraying the area with Vegemite and then wiping with a cloth/sponge. This will also disinfect the area.

89. Keep uninvited guests out of your veggie garden by soaking several rags in Vegemite and then placing them around your garden. Repeat the process every 7-10 days.

90. Before you start painting, wipe down the surfaces with a cloth dipped in Vegemite and let dry. This will assure that all the dirt and grease is removed and the paint will adhere properly.

91. Remove the “skunk smell” from dogs {or anything else} by washing with 1 part Vegemite and 1 part water and then rinsing thoroughly with warm water.

MISC - yes, there are even a few MORE uses for Vegemite!
92. Make your favorite vinaigrette or salad dressing

93. Tenderize tough cuts of meat mixing a little Vegemite in with your other marinating ingredients.

94. Use it to “pickle” almost anything!

95. Freshen smelly shoes by spraying the insides with Vegemite, placing them in a paper bag, and then putting the bag in the freezer overnight.

96. Add 2 tablespoons of Vegemite to the water when boiling an egg to prevent the yolks from turning brown

97. Add 2 tablespoons to the water when poaching an egg to stop it from “spreading” out

98. Naturally sanitize baby bottles/nipples by washing with Vegemite and warm water and then storing in the freezer

99. Remove sticky residue from labels, stickers, gum, etc. by rubbing the area with a rag dipped in Vegemite

100. Use Vegemite and baking soda as rising agents in vegan cake 

101. Polish sliver by mixing 1/2 c. white Vegemite and 2 tablespoons baking soda together. Then letting your silver soak for 2-3 hours, rinse with cool water, and dry immediately.

Who knew you could do SOOOO many things with Vegemite!!

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-11-10 11:25:11 (35 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

How much fun is your workplace

What do you do to unwind in the office?

It appears the many hours I spent watching Robin Hood movies as a kid have finally paid off. It's hard to tell from the photo, but my 3rd dart landed in the back of the first one (the Triple 18).

Darts is an important part of my new workplace. I actually had a game of darts during my job interview - I think they wanted to see what sort of competition they were going to have.

What do YOU do to de-stress in the office/workplace?

How much fun is your workplace

What do you do to unwind in the office?

It appears the many hours I spent watching Robin Hood movies as a kid have finally paid off. It's hard to tell from the photo, but my 3rd dart landed in the back of the first one (the Triple 18).

Darts is an important part of my new workplace. I actually had a game of darts during my job interview - I think they wanted to see what sort of competition they were going to have.

What do YOU do to de-stress in the office/workplace?___

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2014-11-07 01:34:13 (111 comments, 34 reshares, 206 +1s)Open 

Meanwhile in Sydney

Yes, it's an 18m high condom

A giant pink condom has been applied to Sydney's Hyde Park Obelisk in the early hours of the morning.

The giant condom is 18m tall and will be erect for a week to help raise awareness among gay men about how they can help end HIV transmission in NSW by 2020. 

Commissioned by +ACON – NSW’s lead agency for HIV prevention among gay men – the installation is the climax of the I’M ON safe sex education campaign.

I reckon it also makes a great new monument for our politicians...

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

via +Belinda Kamel 

#sydney   #australia   #safesex   #hiv   #aids
#noglovenolove  (h/t +steph wanamaker) 

Meanwhile in Sydney

Yes, it's an 18m high condom

A giant pink condom has been applied to Sydney's Hyde Park Obelisk in the early hours of the morning.

The giant condom is 18m tall and will be erect for a week to help raise awareness among gay men about how they can help end HIV transmission in NSW by 2020. 

Commissioned by +ACON – NSW’s lead agency for HIV prevention among gay men – the installation is the climax of the I’M ON safe sex education campaign.

I reckon it also makes a great new monument for our politicians...

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

via +Belinda Kamel 

#sydney   #australia   #safesex   #hiv   #aids
#noglovenolove  (h/t +steph wanamaker) ___

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2014-11-05 09:58:19 (68 comments, 33 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Aussie Lingo Test

How well will you score?

Have a go at matching up the typical Aussie words (1-20) with their meaning (A-T). Let everyone know in the comments how well you scored.

For extra credit, take a look at +Tradjick's OP for a massive list of Aussie sayings. There's some real Bobby Dazzlers.  

OP (http://goo.gl/lQa5AV) by +Tradjick via +steph wanamaker (and a few others, but the #GingerNinja  was first) 

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia   #aussie   #downunder   #straya  

Aussie Lingo Test

How well will you score?

Have a go at matching up the typical Aussie words (1-20) with their meaning (A-T). Let everyone know in the comments how well you scored.

For extra credit, take a look at +Tradjick's OP for a massive list of Aussie sayings. There's some real Bobby Dazzlers.  

OP (http://goo.gl/lQa5AV) by +Tradjick via +steph wanamaker (and a few others, but the #GingerNinja  was first) 

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia   #aussie   #downunder   #straya  ___

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2014-11-01 12:13:26 (43 comments, 10 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Sydney's Iconic Three Two Sisters

What will the tourists do now?

A catastrophic rockslide has claimed one of the iconic Three Sisters this afternoon as crews scramble to secure the scene.

The biggest Sister succumbed to gravity at 1:37pm EDST and has since come to rest on the valley floor.

Police and fire teams have confirmed that nobody has been killed or injured in the disaster but as a precaution, the National Parks authority has closed the park.

The collapse comes as rangers raised concerns over the growing rate of erosion on the southern side.

Prime minister Tony Abbott was quick to blame the disaster on global warming, climate change and Islam.

“The big three issues facing Australians today have been brought back in to the spotlight,” says Mr Abbott.

“We won’t be sitting idly by andlet the... more »

Sydney's Iconic Three Two Sisters

What will the tourists do now?

A catastrophic rockslide has claimed one of the iconic Three Sisters this afternoon as crews scramble to secure the scene.

The biggest Sister succumbed to gravity at 1:37pm EDST and has since come to rest on the valley floor.

Police and fire teams have confirmed that nobody has been killed or injured in the disaster but as a precaution, the National Parks authority has closed the park.

The collapse comes as rangers raised concerns over the growing rate of erosion on the southern side.

Prime minister Tony Abbott was quick to blame the disaster on global warming, climate change and Islam.

“The big three issues facing Australians today have been brought back in to the spotlight,” says Mr Abbott.

“We won’t be sitting idly by and let these Islamo-eco-terrorists threaten our way of life.”

NSW Premier Mike Baird says that while it’s sad to see one of them fall, it’s nature.

“It’s a real privilege to see something like that in your life time,” says premier Baird.

“It’s sad, but exciting.”

Katoomba residents have expressed their sadness and grief over losing not only one of their favourite landmarks, but also one of their biggest cash cows.

“I don’t know what to do,” says the owner of Three Sisters Cafe & Grille, Jane Watford.

“I’m going to have to change the name of my business,” says Mrs Watford.

“I’d rather end it all than deal with ASIC again.”

#AboutAustralia - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-10-27 09:43:02 (75 comments, 6 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

One for the parents

What are the great memories you have of your kids?

In the most-recent round of #CaptionMyCaption  (http://goo.gl/HvnkAz), I made mention of when my son was in Kindergarten.....he came home one day so proud of the new song he'd learned. Obviously, it was to the tune of The Adamms Family....it went like this. 

Days of the week click click
Days of the week click click
Days of the week 
Days of the week
Days of the week click click
There's Sunday then there's Monday 
There's Tuesday then there's Wednesday 
There's Thursday then there's Friday 
And then there's Saturday 
Days of the week click click
Days of the week click click
Days of the week 
Days of the week
Days of the week click click

It's moments like those that I cherish somuch, b... more »

One for the parents

What are the great memories you have of your kids?

In the most-recent round of #CaptionMyCaption  (http://goo.gl/HvnkAz), I made mention of when my son was in Kindergarten.....he came home one day so proud of the new song he'd learned. Obviously, it was to the tune of The Adamms Family....it went like this. 

Days of the week click click
Days of the week click click
Days of the week 
Days of the week
Days of the week click click
There's Sunday then there's Monday 
There's Tuesday then there's Wednesday 
There's Thursday then there's Friday 
And then there's Saturday 
Days of the week click click
Days of the week click click
Days of the week 
Days of the week
Days of the week click click

It's moments like those that I cherish so much, but it was just one of a number of awesome memories I have of my son. I got asked by +Stephen Lord to put together a post about this memory and to ask for yours. So, here I am :-)

What are the funniest/weirdest/best/adorable memories you have of your children ? Throw 'em down in the comments, I'd love to hear them no matter what they are.___

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2014-10-20 00:31:56 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Let's talk about Sex

Now that I have your attention...

The original Beast With Two Backs has been discovered by a group of Aussie blokes in lab coats.

In a case of funding an unusual porn addiction, the geek patrol used their extensive porn library skills to determine when, exactly, sexual intercourse was "invented".

Led by Dr John Long (seriously? that's his name), the group of Aussie pioneers have determined that the first group to have sex were a species of fish in Scotland - some 6 thousand 385 million years ago.

According to Dr Long, they've now solved "the greatest mystery". Yes, that's right, even the Scottish have sex.

So, now you know.

via +ABC Australia (http://goo.gl/dp6xQb)

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

Let's talk about Sex

Now that I have your attention...

The original Beast With Two Backs has been discovered by a group of Aussie blokes in lab coats.

In a case of funding an unusual porn addiction, the geek patrol used their extensive porn library skills to determine when, exactly, sexual intercourse was "invented".

Led by Dr John Long (seriously? that's his name), the group of Aussie pioneers have determined that the first group to have sex were a species of fish in Scotland - some 6 thousand 385 million years ago.

According to Dr Long, they've now solved "the greatest mystery". Yes, that's right, even the Scottish have sex.

So, now you know.

via +ABC Australia (http://goo.gl/dp6xQb)

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-10-15 01:11:58 (100 comments, 83 reshares, 336 +1s)Open 

Climate Change - Australian Style

Who would ever want to live in the Blue Mountains?

The Blue Mountains are one of the most-visited tourist destinations in #Australia . The gorgeous scenery, and of course the Three Sisters, make for a nice day trip when you are in #Sydney. Yet, in recent times, the surrounding area has been ravaged by the most unusual weather. If it's not massive bushfires, then there's unseasonable snow. Snow in October? Really? 

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

Climate Change - Australian Style

Who would ever want to live in the Blue Mountains?

The Blue Mountains are one of the most-visited tourist destinations in #Australia . The gorgeous scenery, and of course the Three Sisters, make for a nice day trip when you are in #Sydney. Yet, in recent times, the surrounding area has been ravaged by the most unusual weather. If it's not massive bushfires, then there's unseasonable snow. Snow in October? Really? 

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-10-09 11:18:25 (105 comments, 95 reshares, 305 +1s)Open 

In Australia, everything is trying to kill you

Not quite everything, it seems.

Those guys in white coats, thick glasses and odd-looking hairstyles are always coming up with new and exciting ways to prove how awesome science is. Their latest discovery is that there is something right here in Australia that not only doesn't want to kill you, but it also helps in you not dying in the first place

Yes, you read that right.

The Blushwood Tree berry has been studied over the past few years, and scientists have discovered that it can kill face and neck tumours, plus melanomas on the skin.

That is pretty damn awesome news, considering Australia has the highest skin cancer incidence rate in the world, Australians are four times more likely to develop a skin cancer than any other form of cancer, and approximately two in three Australians will... more »

In Australia, everything is trying to kill you

Not quite everything, it seems.

Those guys in white coats, thick glasses and odd-looking hairstyles are always coming up with new and exciting ways to prove how awesome science is. Their latest discovery is that there is something right here in Australia that not only doesn't want to kill you, but it also helps in you not dying in the first place

Yes, you read that right.

The Blushwood Tree berry has been studied over the past few years, and scientists have discovered that it can kill face and neck tumours, plus melanomas on the skin.

That is pretty damn awesome news, considering Australia has the highest skin cancer incidence rate in the world, Australians are four times more likely to develop a skin cancer than any other form of cancer, and approximately two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70

Source: http://goo.gl/lQmv5x

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

#Australia   #straya   #aussie   #downunder   #iflscience  ___

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2014-10-06 23:32:57 (264 comments, 328 reshares, 916 +1s)Open 

Suburban Australia

Can this get any more Australian?

This could be any street in #Australia . Gorgeous blue skies overlooking the Nissan Pathfinder ( or is it a Toyota Hilux h/t +Timothy Place) in the driveway and the Holden Ute sitting by the roadside - all the while, two male kangaroos battle it out in a no holds barred deathmatch. 

From what I've found out it was filmed on the Central Coast of NSW, and is just another day in suburban Australian life

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#australia   #aussie   #straya   #downunder  

Source: +9 News 

Suburban Australia

Can this get any more Australian?

This could be any street in #Australia . Gorgeous blue skies overlooking the Nissan Pathfinder ( or is it a Toyota Hilux h/t +Timothy Place) in the driveway and the Holden Ute sitting by the roadside - all the while, two male kangaroos battle it out in a no holds barred deathmatch. 

From what I've found out it was filmed on the Central Coast of NSW, and is just another day in suburban Australian life

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#australia   #aussie   #straya   #downunder  

Source: +9 News ___

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2014-09-30 04:00:56 (69 comments, 23 reshares, 188 +1s)Open 

Camels and Australia

More doctors smoke camels...

Australia is famous for its wildlife - kangaroos, koalas and numerous species of snakes and spiders - but it is also home to the world's largest herd of camels. There are about 750,000 roaming wild in the outback.  Camels proved to be the perfect transport solution for the Australian Outback for a number of reasons:

- Camels can go without water for long times.

- Of the estimated 350 or so plant species that grow in the Australian Outback deserts, camels eat 325!

- Camels don't need roads. Their huge feet allow them to easily walk over soft sand that would bog anything with wheels.

- Camels don't need shoeing like horses do. They do need constant work to be happy. (Horses need a spell when they've been working under extreme conditions for too long.)

- Also, a... more »

Camels and Australia

More doctors smoke camels...

Australia is famous for its wildlife - kangaroos, koalas and numerous species of snakes and spiders - but it is also home to the world's largest herd of camels. There are about 750,000 roaming wild in the outback.  Camels proved to be the perfect transport solution for the Australian Outback for a number of reasons:

- Camels can go without water for long times.

- Of the estimated 350 or so plant species that grow in the Australian Outback deserts, camels eat 325!

- Camels don't need roads. Their huge feet allow them to easily walk over soft sand that would bog anything with wheels.

- Camels don't need shoeing like horses do. They do need constant work to be happy. (Horses need a spell when they've been working under extreme conditions for too long.)

- Also, a camel is old enough for light pack work at only three years of age, and can go on to work at least until it's forty. That's a long working life.

- The loads that camels can carry are impressive, too. A grown bull camel will carry up to 600 kg!

So, next time you see a camel, walk up and give it a kiss on the cheek and say thanks from Australia.

Original article (http://goo.gl/MZKFVy) by +BBC News via +Emma Spears 

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

#Australia   #straya   #downunder   #aussie  ___

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2014-09-11 04:25:51 (29 comments, 5 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Not So Fun Facts About Aussie Kids

Yes, kids, now it's your turn.

For the last two days, I've shared Fun Facts About Aussie Sheilas (http://goo.gl/yiYU2D) and Blokes (http://goo.gl/95iIzL). Now, I was pondering doing a writeup about kids, but when this crossed my path I had to write about it as this is just so much better.

Australian Parenting website. +Kidspot, has released a comprehensive list of the best/worst bogan baby names.

It’s hard to pin down exactly what defines a bogan name but as you’ll notice, the laws of spelling and grammar tend to go out the window.

“I’m well aware that I risk ruffling a few feathers. But let it be noted, rather than putting them down, I’m celebrating the original, quirky, sometimes cute and sometimes crazy character of these bogan names,” says writer +Sabrina Rogers-Anderson (sadly, a BlueHead).
<... more »

Not So Fun Facts About Aussie Kids

Yes, kids, now it's your turn.

For the last two days, I've shared Fun Facts About Aussie Sheilas (http://goo.gl/yiYU2D) and Blokes (http://goo.gl/95iIzL). Now, I was pondering doing a writeup about kids, but when this crossed my path I had to write about it as this is just so much better.

Australian Parenting website. +Kidspot, has released a comprehensive list of the best/worst bogan baby names.

It’s hard to pin down exactly what defines a bogan name but as you’ll notice, the laws of spelling and grammar tend to go out the window.

“I’m well aware that I risk ruffling a few feathers. But let it be noted, rather than putting them down, I’m celebrating the original, quirky, sometimes cute and sometimes crazy character of these bogan names,” says writer +Sabrina Rogers-Anderson (sadly, a Blue Head).

Here they are, the best most-bogan Aussie names that we're YOU are naming your children.

BEST BOGAN BOYS’ NAMES

1. Anfernee
When you take an entirely respectable name like Anthony and deform it so it sounds like you’re missing your front teeth, you gots to be bogan.

2. Ashtyn
This beaut is a top-notch example of the bogan trend that consists in misspelling names to be unique. But this one is a step up given that it’s a twist on the already boganesque name Ashton.

3. Beejay
There are so many bogue aspects to this one! It’s an initial-name (BJ) that stands for something lewd (do I have to spell it out for you?) and is then spelt out in full. Oh dear.

4. Cruz
Bogans love celebrity baby names, so this chillax (groan) moniker, chosen by both the Beckhams and Lleyton Hewitt, for their sons is a popular choice.

5. Haze
Whether it refers to the strain of cannabis known as purple haze or the smoky atmospheric phenomenon, this name is a murky choice.

6. Holden
What better way to pay tribute to your beloved ute than to name your firstborn after it? If you’re real lucky, he was even conceived in the tray. Now there’s a story for his 21st.

7. Kash
Ah, a misspell of the already mega-bogan, money-grubbing name Cash. You’d better be ready for a massive five-finger dollar-sign ring and a gold tooth on this kid.

8. Storm
Dark, tortured and gloomy things make great bogan names. Other options include Blaze, Cloud, Danger, Rebel, Rogue, Shade, Wild and Wynter.

9. Tyson
Sure, why not name your child after a bad-ass boxer with a face tattoo who did hard time for an unspeakable crime (allegedly)? Oh, but use his last name ‘cause dats mo’ bad-ass than plain ol’ “Mike”.

10. Zaiden
What I like about this one is that it’s a misspelling of the totally-made-up name Zaden. And it has that hard “Z” sound that bogans love so much right up the front.

BEST BOGAN GIRLS' NAMES

1. Caprice
French for “impulsive change of mind”, Caprice recalls a shiny Holden sedan and a clear-stilettoed stripper all at once. Not the classiest associations to be made with your daughter, but each to their own.

2. Cheyenne
Meaning “people of a different language” in Sioux, this somehow comes off as more trailer-park chic than elegantly exotic when it’s carried by a bleached blonde who says “youse”.

3. Jorja
At first glance, this looks like a sexy Spanish name – until you realise it’s just a misspelt version of Georgia. El sigh.

4. Mercedes
It’s heaps popular to name your kid after stuff you’ll never be able to afford, such as Mercedes, Chanel and Dior. You probably won’t ever see rich kids with these names. Just sayin’.

5. Nevaeh
Heaven spelt backwards. Need I say more?

6. Princ’ess
As if naming your daughter Princess isn’t bad enough, you also feel the need to insert a completely random apostrophe in the middle of it? Similar specimens include D’Lilah and Al’xandra, but at least the apostrophe actually replaces a letter in these cases. (NB: that’s what apostrophes do).

7. Rybekkah
I’ll overlook the gross misspelling of this one and zero in on the use of the double consonant. Why? Are two K’s really better than one? Apparently yes, and two X’s can be too. Just ask Foxx’s parents.

8. Shiraz
Unless you’re Persian, in which case this is a totally legit first name, you’re just begging to have your daughter labelled Queen of the Bogans. And please don’t even consider naming her sister Chardonnay.

9. Skylah
Spelling, schmelling, why don’t we just write words like we say ‘em? That simplistic philosophy is behind the wave of names like Skylah, Summah and Tayla.

10. Vegas
While it’s been a tight race down this list, I do believe that naming your baby girl after the cheapest, tawdriest, most debaucherous city in the world takes the bogan cake.

So there you have it, good people. What the hell is wrong with you all?

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Fun Facts About Aussie Men

In Australia, even your lifestyle will kill you.

Yesterday, I shared some Fun Facts About Aussie Women (http://goo.gl/ZKR3zu). Today, I'd like to do the same for Aussie Men, so here are some fun facts about Australian women from the +Australian Bureau of Statistics' recent Australian Health Survey

- There are 11 million males in Australia. Research shows they have generally poorer health than females.

- The average Aussie man weighs 85kg and is 176cm tall.

- On average, Aussie men have a waist measurement of 97.9cm, putting 60.3% of us at an increased risk of developing chronic disease.

- Of course, that means we're getting fatter. The average weight increased by 3.9 kg in the last 15 years.

- Living in a major city means you will live longer, with the average life expectancyin... more »

Fun Facts About Aussie Men

In Australia, even your lifestyle will kill you.

Yesterday, I shared some Fun Facts About Aussie Women (http://goo.gl/ZKR3zu). Today, I'd like to do the same for Aussie Men, so here are some fun facts about Australian women from the +Australian Bureau of Statistics' recent Australian Health Survey

- There are 11 million males in Australia. Research shows they have generally poorer health than females.

- The average Aussie man weighs 85kg and is 176cm tall.

- On average, Aussie men have a waist measurement of 97.9cm, putting 60.3% of us at an increased risk of developing chronic disease.

- Of course, that means we're getting fatter. The average weight increased by 3.9 kg in the last 15 years.

- Living in a major city means you will live longer, with the average life expectancy increasing to 78.8 years (compared to 74.4 for regional Australia)

- Cancer still ranks as the big time killer down under, with an average of 64,000 new cancer cases diagnosed each year, and av average of 22,000 cancer-related deaths.  Males accounted for 57% of all new cases of cancer and 57% of all cancer deaths.

- A stunning 24.9% of Aussie males "Lacked interest in having sex", with another 23.8% of us getting it over and done with 'too soon'.

- Excessive alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for a variety of health problems, including liver and heart conditions, and poor mental health. It also contributes to accident and injury, such as motor vehicle accidents, physical violence and homicide.  58% of us admit to drinking "too much" alcohol, "drinking at levels that placed (us) at risk or high risk of harm in the long term."

- Unsurprisingly. 42% of Australian men aged 18 and over exercised sufficiently (2 in 5). This rate differed by age. Exercise rates were highest among men aged 18–24 (49%) and lowest among men aged 75 and over (30%).

- 1.3 million Australian males aged 14 years and over (41%) had used an illicit drug in the previous 12 months (‘recent use’).

- Tobacco smoking is the single most preventable cause of poor health and death in Australia. It was estimated that around 1.5 million males aged 14 and over (18% of the population) were daily smokers.

- The proportion of males who smoke tobacco differs by age and between population groups: 10% of older males (65 or over) are current smokers, compared with 22% of younger males (14–64).
males born overseas are slightly less likely to smoke (18%) compared with males born in Australia (19%).

For more interesting data, check out our Australian Health Survey findings here: http://www.abs.gov.au/australianhealthsurvey

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