What have the Australians ever done for us?

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Not wishing to hijack to other thread.

What have they ever done for the rest of humanity? Have they ever invented anything worth while?
 

B_AND_T

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Kylie and Danni!
 
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Auld-Yin

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They took all our Crims at one point!
 
#6
Built that great firework platform, the reflections in the water are ace...
 
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The King's Speech? Lionel Logue was Australian. Er, Kylie and Danii again? The rotary clothes line? Taken Ben Elton off our hands (not wishing to hijack another thread either :)) Kylie and Danii?

V8 Supercars :)
 

Travelgall

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Leave off the Aussies. They're good people as long as they're not winning a major sporting event.
Generally, I agree. They are bad losers, but they can be even worse winners, magnanimous in neither defeat nor victory. Although in fairness whilst I was there during the 2003 Rugby World Cup the pommie bashing got very bad I kept an eye on their press during the recent Ashes and they were a lot better, a lot more measured and fair to both sides.
 
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Generally, I agree. They are bad losers, but they can be even worse winners, magnanimous in neither defeat nor victory. Although in fairness whilst I was there during the 2003 Rugby World Cup the pommie bashing got very bad I kept an eye on their press during the recent Ashes and they were a lot better, a lot more measured and fair to both sides.
Cos we're not are we? Isn't 'Two World Wars and one World Cup, Doo Daa!' our unofficial National Anthem?
 

Travelgall

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Cos we're not are we? Isn't 'Two World Wars and one World Cup, Doo Daa!' our unofficial National Anthem?
Yeah, Our media isn't great. That said I just watched Beneath Hill 60. Is it possible for them to make a war film without slagging us off?
 
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Aren't half the band English/Scottish?... That aside, i have always found the Aussies to be great people and very generous. I think their attitude to sport is that of winners. Magnanimity is not one of their traits, but that's because they more often than not win at the sports they play. For them the taking part isn't enough, and that a good thing IMO.
 
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As one 8th.Army veteran said to me "They are bloody good blokes to have alongside you when you're in the s***".

Reading the book "The Anzacs" there is a early story of some English tommies in a shellhole, apon being relieved by 3 Aussies smoking. The handover was a simple Fuck Off briefing.
 

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