View Full Version : Have we become more like our 'OZ' cousins?

16th Sep 2008, 23:16
Why do we call it a 'barbie', why do people say "arvo" is this Australian TV or the immigrants. Or is this reverse culture indroc? Are the cousins from the Southern Colonies taking over, or is this an anti Septic plot?

16th Sep 2008, 23:26

Don't come the Raw Prawn here mate!! fair dinkum....:}

16th Sep 2008, 23:56
I remember when Neighbours started being shown in the UK in the 80s - suddenly everyone stopped applying to go to University and applied to 'Uni' instead.

17th Sep 2008, 00:04
Strewth, mate ... that's bonzer!

17th Sep 2008, 00:40
There's certainly been widespread adoption of the rising pitch in speech towards the end of a sentence instead of the more usual (previously) falling pitch.

Howard Hughes
17th Sep 2008, 00:42
Have we become more like our 'OZ' cousins?
No! You're still crap at Rugby and Cricket...:}

17th Sep 2008, 02:27
People generally imitate that which they admire (where's the bloody emoticon for "arrogantly smug"?)

I loved Neighbours so much I emigrated here :}