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On 27 Jul 2004 14:11:07 GMT, CyberCypher
I suppose there's lots of negative things can be said about Australians...

Now that's a mouthful! And here I was thinking you didn't have a sense of humour, Franke.

Charles Riggs
Charles Riggs wrote on 28 Jul 2004:
I suppose there's lots of negative things can be said about Australians...

Now that's a mouthful! And here I was thinking you didn't have a sense of humour, Franke.

I certainly have one, Charles, but it's slightly off the wall, especially nowadays.

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Robert Bannister wrote on 27 Jul 2004: People who write ... written language is different from the informal and from kneenglish.

But also evidence of an irritating practice some Australians make of generalizing from their own narrow circle to the country ... of a leading politician "Australians don't talk like that"; well, he did, but she wasn't employing a figure of speech.

We have seen evidence in AUE of a young American making wild claims about 'American speech'.

Rob Bannister
But also evidence of an irritating practice some Australians make ... he did, but she wasn't employing a figure of speech.

We have seen evidence in AUE of a young American making wild claims about 'American speech'.

Do you really consider Areff "young"?
We have seen evidence in AUE of a young American making wild claims about 'American speech'.

Do you really consider Areff "young"?

Um...he is actually. Even by my standards. You have seen the photo, right?
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Do you really consider Areff "young"?

Um...he is actually. Even by my standards. You have seen the photo, right?

Don't let Mr Fontanta's smooth features deceive you. He is old beyond his years, and his recent unwilling sojourn in Chicago has aged him. If that photo was in real time, we'd be talking Dorian Gray.
On 27 Jul 2004 22:34:40 GMT, CyberCypher
Charles Riggs wrote on 28 Jul 2004:

Now that's a mouthful! And here I was thinking you didn't have a sense of humour, Franke.

I certainly have one, Charles, but it's slightly off the wall, especially nowadays.

Fair enough, Bill. I enjoy off-the-wall humour as much as the next guy. Do some more Australian jokes, will `ya?

Charles Riggs
Charles Riggs wrote on 28 Jul 2004: I certainly have one, Charles, but it's slightly off the wall, especially nowadays.

Fair enough, Bill. I enjoy off-the-wall humour as much as the next guy. Do some more Australian jokes, will `ya?

Howard.
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We have seen evidence in AUE of a young American making wild claims about 'American speech'.

Do you really consider Areff "young"?

Oh dear. Sorry, Richard, but that made me laugh out loud.
Rob Bannister
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