I anticipate this thread may attract some heat but I can't help thinking "are they stupid?" when listening to the vast majority of Australians speak. The manner in which they end sentences in a 'questioning tone' being one. To my knowledge bar Germaine Greer (some may think ) I can't think of any other serious intellectual who's emerged from Australia. I think there has been a somewhat projection of Australians being somewhat slow in films and advertisements. Yet it can't be surely? I feel wrong and ignorant for feeling like this but I can't help it. I guess the point of this thread is to be proven wrong and show my ignorance.