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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Cultural Differences

Miss Cellania

If you had a lovely face like this, (and I'm not
saying that you don't have,) would you deface
(pardon the pun) it by adding a moustache?

While she still looks quite attractive I think you
will agree that it really does nothing for her?
I hasten to add that this picture was taken from
her own site, I didn't deface it.

All of that was just to introduce the lady and
the site where I lifted the following material


Some people never seem motivated to participate, but are just
content to watch while others do the work.
They are called "Spec Taters".

Some people never do anything to help, but are gifted at finding
fault with the way others do the work.
They are called "Comment Taters".

Some people are very bossy and like to tell others what to do,
but don't want to soil their own hands.
They are called "Dick Taters".

Some people are always looking to cause problems by asking
others to agree with them. It is too hot or too cold, too sour
or too sweet.
They are called "Agie Taters".

There are those who say they will help, but somehow just
never get around to actually doing the promised help.

They are called "Hezzie Taters".

Some people can put up a front and pretend to be someone
they are not.
They are called "Emma Taters".

Then there are those who love others and do what they say
they will. They are always prepared to stop whatever they are
doing and lend a helping hand. They bring real sunshine into
the lives of others.
They are called "Sweet Taters".

Cultural differences explained.

Aussies: Dislike being mistaken for Pommies (Brits) when abroad.
Canadians: Are rather indignant about being mistaken for
Americans when abroad.
Americans: Encourage being mistaken for Canadians when abroad.
Brits: Can't possibly be mistaken for anyone else when abroad.

Aussies: Believe you should look out for your mates.
Brits: Believe that you should look out for those people who belong
to your club.
Americans: Believe that people should look out for & take care of
Canadians: Believe that that's the government's job.

Aussies: Are extremely patriotic to their beer.
Americans: Are flag-waving, anthem-singing, and obsessively
patriotic to the point of blindness.
Canadians: Can't agree on the words to their anthem, when they
can be bothered to sing them.
Brits: Do not sing at all but prefer a large brass band to perform
the anthem.

Americans: Spend most of their lives glued to the idiot box.
Canadians: Don't, but only because they can't get more American
Brits: Pay a tax just so they can watch four channels.
Aussies: Export all their crappy programs, which no-one there
watches, to
Britain, where everybody loves them.

Americans: Will jabber on incessantly about football, baseball,
and basketball.
Brits: Will jabber on incessantly about cricket, soccer, and rugby.
Canadians: Will jabber on incessantly about hockey, hockey,
hockey, hockey, and how they beat the Americans twice, playing
Aussies: Will jabber on incessantly about how they beat the
Poms in every sport they play them in.

Americans: Spell words differently, but still call it "English".
Brits: Pronounce their words differently, but still call it "English".
Canadians: Spell like the Brits, pronounce like Americans.
Aussies: Add "G'day", "mate" and a heavy accent to everything
they say in an attempt to get laid.

Brits: Shop at home and have goods imported because they live
on an island.
Aussies: Shop at home and have goods imported because they
live on an island.
Americans: Cross the southern border for cheap shopping, gas,
& liquor in a backwards country.
Canadians: Cross the southern border for cheap shopping, gas,
& liquor in a backwards country.

Americans: Drink weak, pissy-tasting beer.
Canadians: Drink strong, pissy-tasting beer.
Brits: Drink warm, beery-tasting piss.
Aussies: Drink anything with alcohol in it.

Americans: Seem to think that poverty & failure are morally
Canadians: Seem to believe that wealth and success are morally
Brits: Seem to believe that wealth, poverty, success and failure
are inherited things.
Aussies: Seem to think that none of this matters after several


Maria said...

"Aussies: Add "G'day", "mate" and a heavy accent to everything
they say in an attempt to get laid."

Some feminine instinct tells me this is a very true statement. There is something about that virile Crocodile Dundee attitude that is a real turn on.

Lucy said...

Great post Peter..

After all that - I think Aussies - must live the longest life.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

"in an attempt to get laid." Ho ho har de har har.

I don't think the mustache does much for Miss Cellania. But that's just me.

Miss Cellania said...

I thought I had hit the wrong button coming here.. thanks for the compliments (blush blush). The mustache was per my request to Frontier Editor.

These cultural differences seem funnier to me now than when I first read them!

Kelvin said...

Kia Ora, What about the cultural differences of your cousins across the ditch, or is it best left unsaid !!! (hehe)
I have mentioned your blog on my blog Around The World In 80 Blogs

The Heir said...

Americans: think they have the best army in the world.
Canadians: beat that army on it's own soil and burned down the whitehouse... the yanks are keeping a tight lid on that one.
Brits: army is rather top heavy as rank is inherited and so the army is constantly falling over itself.
Aussies: have the best army in the world and sometimes even take the kiwis along for the ride.

nice post, great mo happening at the top. I never really considered a moustache on a woman... and now that I have there's actually something quite wrong about it...

kenju said...

Too funny, Peter!

Ava said...

Great post!

Love the Tater humor!!!!


Jamie Dawn said...

Pass the taters. I'll have fried ones with ketchup, and a baked tater withh sour cream and chives. :)

Aussies sound pretty cool to me.

Merle said...

Hi Peter ~~ Thanks for the info on caster sugar. Take care, Merle.

Big Dave T said...

Gee, and I was cheering on any team in the World Cup that spoke English. Didn't know we had such glaring differences. Oh, well. I'm still going to root for the Socceroos.

Marcus said...

Got to get me one of them photo cubes!!!

Müzikdüde said...

She's hot even with the facial hair.

...but I'm into that sort of thing.

Ms. Vickie said...

All I'm saying is there is something to that Aussie
male accent that makes this Southern Americian Lady's
heart go pitty patter

Love the post today---actually everyday. Thanks for
the smile Peter.

Raggedy said...

I liked the tater one. I had the American, Brit, Canadian, Aussie joke about two years ago. I looked for it and yes I still have it. It was good to see it again because I had forgotton about that one. It has been changed a litle but not much. Have a great day! Hugs

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

G'day Peter,
Your post was amusing as usual. I posted something about taters a while back, but I can't remember what it was.

BTW...Do you know how you know when you are getting old?
There are 3 things:
1. You start forgetting things.

I forgot what 2 & 3 are.

Hale McKay said...

Good stuff, Peter. I remember the "taters" from Miss Cellania's site - they are still funny.

The cultural difference part was new to me - and it was hilarious.

Cliff Morrow said...

I'd still much prefer America.

LZ Blogger said...

Peter ~ Who since I last visited here, you loaded thoses rotating picture boxes. (How cool)! As for Miss C. She is really the funniest thing in blogsville! (But now that she grew that mustache) I think she looks like "Butch Cassidy" (or was it "The Sundance Kid"?) ~ jb///

Jacqui said...

Hi Peter, loved the "tater" story.
Thanks for the bear clock.