How To Tell

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How To Tell

Postby churinga » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:25 pm

How to tell it's an American movie.
It has a helicopter in it.

How do you tell it's an English movie.
They're drinking tea in a cafe.

How to tell it's an Australian movie.
Someone just got out of gaol.
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Re: How To Tell

Postby David » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:11 pm

Pretty broad cultural stereotypes, Ross! Although I should admit, in the interest of truthfulness, that I am actually drinking tea now - but not in a cafe.

Cheers (or pip-pip, if you prefer)

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Re: How To Tell

Postby JJWilliamson » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:14 pm

Nah! The Australians should be sitting on the beach, drinking from tinnies and looking at the Sheilas as they lob another prawn on the Barbie. :)

Sounds good to me.

Good laugh, this one.

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Re: How To Tell

Postby PerryJ » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:17 pm

Not that it matters insofar as the poem is concerned, but my stereotypes are a little different.

The one about the helicopter in it is pretty accurate. However, I think of the English as drinking warm beer in pubs (more than tea in cafes), and I think of the Australians as wearing skimpy bathing suits at the beach with the material pulled up to expose their butts.

I suspect that more Americans end up in jail (proportionally) than Australians do. America loves to jail its citizens, especially those of color. What's even worse is that a lot of those people end up in solitary confincement, which, in my view, is a form of torture.

Is "goal" pronounced the same as "jail"? If not, how is it pronounced?

I think you should put a colon at the ends of the first lines of the stanzas, not a period.
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