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    I've visited Australia for a month, and spoken to ones who have been living in the UK, and I've found a lot of them to be quite unpleasant. They seem very ignorant and brash, and are constantly trying to make condescending jokes about people, and pretty much insult you. They hide behind an excuse, and refer to excessive insults as "Aussie" humour, but really I get the impression a lot are just a load of arrogant ***** with a chip on their shoulder.

    When I visited Australia, while for the most part is was fine (didn't have to speak to many Australians), I found quite a few had this thing about calling British (specifically English people) whinging poms, pretty much unprovoked. They seem to have this idea in their mind that they're so much tougher than everyone else, so much smarter than everyone else, that Australia is the dogs ******** and everywhere else is inferior. I think there is some real animosity there towards the English from quite a few Australians, and a lot of their "humour" towards the English goes beyond the conventions of leg pulling. Their statements of "pommie *******" seem somewhat similar to an English person shouting "Paki" at a person of Middle Eastern appearance in a British street - of course, guess which one would be taken most seriously. :P

    Though I guess you gotta feel sorry for them really, they clearly have serious confidence issues compared to the big countries with an ounce of significance. Who really gives a **** about Australia, it has nothing, just desert and a load of housing estates.

    And I've found many agree with me. I was speaking to someone the other day, and he is the most socialist, politically correct, Labour voting, Gaudian reading, equal opportunities, etc, etc, person you're ever likely to meet (not that there's anything wrong with that), and even he agreed he found Australians quite rude and largely uneducated.

    Rant over *flame shield on*.
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    I guess it's just their way. We should not criticize them. I really understand that Australians have a mentality mostly like Mediterranean or even USA, which would sound for sure rude against Britons who are used to a more political correct way.
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    I actually would tend to agree with the OP. I've visited Australia twice, and anyone outside the main cities just seem to be very xenophobic and rude. I don't know any Australians here in London, but when I do encounter them, I generally cringe at their poor sense of humour and delusions of superiority. Saying that though, there was a girl I went to school with from Sydney and she was lovely.
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    (Original post by burninginme)
    I think there is some real animosity there towards the English from quite a few Australians
    Most of them are descended from poor uneducated Irish migrants to Australia.
    They generally hate and feel inferior to the English.
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    Yep, they are their father's son.
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    Wow don't I feel special. Would you like to make sweeping generalisations about every country now? All Americans are fat and stupid. All British are either posh and inbred, or teenage parent chavs. Somehow I don't think most people would let you get away with saying that.

    Strangely I'd say the 'animosity' that you say Australians have towards British is not, amazingly, because they're jealous of Britian, but because ultimately Britain had complete power over Australia. I think you can forgive people for being a bit bitter.

    Oh and I've lived in England for 11 years btw, so you can't say I'm just one of these crass ranting Australians you have met.
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    Interesting you should raise this thread.
    I have dreamed about living in Aus for it's beauty. Aussies are pretty friendly, but I prefer Brits. Australia is not great culturally also.
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    Hey, don't judge all Australians on a few drongos you encountered on your travels.
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    I didn't encounter too much bad humour, but I agree about the xenophobia outside of the major cities. They seem to have a major racism problem.
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    (Original post by Peanut42)
    ultimately Britain has complete power over Australia.
    You are slightly delusional.
    Are you one of those special people from that special country who attend special schools ?
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    (Original post by flugestuge)
    You are slightly delusional.
    Are you one of those special people from that special country who attend special schools ?
    Ok so that's a bit of an exagerration, but it's not exactly far from the truth. The Commonwealth is a ridiculously outdated institution, and I see no point to it at all.

    Edit: oh and insulting people isn't going to make you sound any more clever. Sorry.
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    I'm going to Australia in a few months to visit a few good friends of mine. I shall investigate whether Australians really are like this and get back to you. :yep:
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    (Original post by naivesincerity)
    Interesting you should raise this thread.
    I have dreamed about living in Aus for it's beauty. Aussies are pretty friendly, but I prefer Brits. Australia is not great culturally also.
    Same. Great weather, bigger house for your money, lower taxes, Pacific Islands nearby.
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    (Original post by Mastermind`)
    I'm going to Australia in a few months to visit a few good friends of mine. I shall investigate whether Australians really are like this and get back to you. :yep:
    Yeah don't forget to inform me about the quality of the fanny too.
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    (Original post by Mr_Steve_Stifler)
    Yeah don't forget to inform me about the quality of the fanny too.
    :teeth:

    I'm not like that
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    (Original post by Mastermind`)
    I'm going to Australia in a few months to visit a few good friends of mine. I shall investigate whether Australians really are like this and get back to you. :yep:

    Me too!
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    I don't get why Australians have such patriotism and go on about how great Australia is and how proud they are...they're like America, they're barely 5 minutes old and have no history, what have they got to be proud of?!

    Aussies don't seem to realise they're just the crims that were shipped out of Britain!

    All that said I'd still like to go there, for the sights and the wildlife and everything...people on some Aussie soaps seem nice! Haha :p:
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    (Original post by Ginger_Rogers)
    Me too!
    Well duh :rolleyes:. It's our honeymoon. :love:
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    (Original post by Mastermind`)
    Well duh :rolleyes:. It's our honeymoon. :love:


    Haha. I'll let you be the one to tell my boyfriend then, he might be a tad annoyed. He thought I was going out to visit him.
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    i gotta say (as an australian) that yeah, a lot of people are like that, and it's disappointing.

    just gotta find the right people. stay away from bogans (which is a large portion of the population)

    living in australia (in a major city) the people i hang out with by choice are not xenophobic or rude.

    your post is fairly hypocritical by the way. accusing a whole country of being intolerant, of other countries...

    oh and what's up with britain having total power over us? never heard anything about that. sure we still have the queen, and governor general etc, but as if britain actually has any power over australia - no more than any other country anyway. australia will be a republic soon enough, the debate keeps going round.
 
 
 
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