SO this little ditty has been doing the rounds of the email circuit for a while now, so you may have already seen it before, but it’s just so funny that I figure it’s my duty to share.
When you’re overseas you get asked the darnedest things by random individuals regarding the Australian way of life. You’d swear that some people think we are only just emerging from primitive times with some of the dribble they come out with.
Supposedly, the questions below were posted to an Australian Tourism Website and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a sense of humour.
A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe. Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the Pacific which does not… oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Kings Cross. Come naked.
A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is … oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Kings Cross, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.
A: It’s called a Drop Bear. They are so called because they drop out of Gum trees and eat the brains of anyone walking underneath them. You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking.
I especially love the stupidity those Americans come up with. Yes, they are the same morons who always ask Canadians, their far more civilized and intelligent cousins to the North, how they handle the Winters living in igloos. I mean really????
Image credits: Background image by John Trif (Flickr).