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    Posted: January 26 2020 at 8:47am
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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

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I will drain a Fosters to support them.
Always looking for military manuals, Dodge M37 items,books on Berlin Germany, old atlases ( before 1946) , military maps of Scotland. English and Canadian gun parts.
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me too , havent had one in ages , 
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Toohey's New for this guy!
Loose wimmen tightened here
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When I was down in Kentucky at WKU gun-making course, I asked Hank from California if you could get VB down there.
He heard me wrong and said after a pause,.............. "I know how to cure it"  (!)
 
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yup - he heard ya wrong, ever wonder on what makes folks hear what they thought they hear insted of what you really said ? 
nope i dont want to know either , 
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Its actually a diagnosed complaint!
Many people with hearing loss have developed an "auto translator", which takes what you ear actually processes & tries to make it fit something it understands. Sometimes with hilarious mistakes!
You could say:
"I'm going off to Church now"
But the ear hears:
"I've mumble of to mutter row"

Which is gibberish, so it tries to "make it fit", resulting in:
"I have a gong in the lurch cow"!
Its funny as long as you don't actually suffer from it.
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Imagine...all over "Down Under" the lads are in the pubs (or Returned Service League) playing rousing games of TWO-UP
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Its actually a diagnosed complaint!
Many people with hearing loss have developed an "auto translator", which takes what you ear actually processes & tries to make it fit something it understands. Sometimes with hilarious mistakes!
You could say:
"I'm going off to Church now"
But the ear hears:
"I've mumble of to mutter row"

Which is gibberish, so it tries to "make it fit", resulting in:
"I have a gong in the lurch cow"!
Its funny as long as you don't actually suffer from it.
I have that issue Shamu. My kids and the girlfriend will purposely talk real softly facing away from me and wait for me to say what it was I thought I heard them say. 
Girlfriend: I'm going to take a shower. Where's my towel?
What I heard: I'm going to rake chowder. Wheres the trowel?
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O Gawd! I'd forgotten that.
I remember the "Nod the potato from the forehead into the funnel" game "Spuddies" IIRC. PigAngryCensored

For the uninitiated:
You convince the mark its a gambling game! You balance a potato on your forehead (which makes you look up) & there's a big funnel shoved in the waistband of your trousers. you have to keep it up for 30 seconds then "nod it off" & catch it in the funnel. The "players" all put down money & if you can do it you pick up all the winnings"

What actually happens is several beers or ice water are poured into the funnel while you're staring at the ceiling.
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Some of the most fun days of my life were sharing a house with a Saffer & an Aussie! we had convos no-one else could follow! My accent is STILL a walking disaster area from those years!


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hey guys as a Aussie who lives here in USA , I take up bridge to the fosters reference . There would be a cold day in he!! a Aussie would drink that piss water . We would of had a bundy and coke or a cold VB ,XXXX, Melbourne bitter , etc foster is purely a export only beer .any how happy 232 Nd birthday to modern day Australia . And we should remember the oldest continuos inhabitants in the world at 60000 yrs the aboriginal brothers and sisters who suffered under what was British rule .
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Originally posted by smerdon42 smerdon42 wrote:

There would be a cold day in he!! a Aussie would drink that piss water ....foster is purely a export only beer
Same here.....as a Belgian living in New Zealand (the country the Ozzies are taking rugby lessons from since God knows when LOL) I hate it when people refer to the Stella Artois as being "the" reference of the Belgian beer.  In Belgium, Stella Artois is the plain flat lagger you're served in the sh*ttiest pub in Belgium.....the only thing that's worse is the Cara Pils..but still, you pay the pint of Stella Artois something like NZ$12 in a pub in NZ.... 
This being said, Happy Anniversary Australia, our fellows from across the ditch Wink
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Stella is horrible.
When I lived 11km from the Belgian border it was "La Meuse" never Stella, & the craft beers were way better!


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My nephew gave me a 12 pak of Stella for mounting a scope on his Remington... I'll save it for company. It's all in the advertising. I'm sure a lot of our US friends have heard of Molsons beer. I haven't seen anyone I know buy that beer since we were hanging outside of vendors asking people to "pull" beer for us in the early '70's.
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yeah guys the export beer is bad but the local brews are better , I found a brew at home from little creatures called furphy great easy drinking Pilsner . Great name as we Aussie’s have a slang term for the word furphy as they where water tanks the diggers got water from in ww1 so a lot of scuttlebutt was discussed around the water tank . We use the word furphy when we think it’s bullsh*t . Little bit of ANZAC history on gallipoli
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