Australia Day Long weekend.

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    Jan 23, 2009 9:47 PM GMT
    Well Guy we down here in Oz have a long weekend this week end to Celebrate Australia Day.

    But As a True Blue Aussie, and not just an Australian. I feel left out.

    Words change with time, as language is a living thing. Like gay once meant something positive, now it means homosexual.

    Australian once also meant Aussie. So if you were an Aussie, you were also an Australian, in day gone bye.

    But now days any tom,dick an harriet can be an Australian, but not an Aussie. So Australia Day is no longer about us Aussies. It all about new Australian, newcomers.

    It celebrates people who come here illegally, uninvited, without any paper work in order, and now they become Australian Citizen; but never an Aussie. Anyone who calls themselves an Aussie, and they are only an Australian, are stealing my heratig!

    It's for people who are the first born generation here, still New Australians. To welcome them.

    But Once it was also for us Aussies too. To thank our Forefathers for all the hard work they did, coming to Oz as Pioneers, when oz had no infrastructure, and they built Oz. They did not come as immigrants to take advantage of the opportunities here. The Built the Great Southern land.

    So this Australia day Long week End I think of all the Pioneers and their families who support Oz today.

    I say welcome to anyone here under four generations born to oz: welcome.

    But remember. An Australian is not an Aussie! It once did, but not anymore.

    See it's the trouble with political correctness. It bands words, and with the banning of words to also stop thoughts, and ideas. New Australians were once called wogs, because they are not Aussies.

    Now my American Husband, and My Russian husband, will never be Aussies; never.
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    Jan 23, 2009 9:55 PM GMT

    I've been looking on the 'net for this, can you give a link where this is documented so I can read about it?

    Bill and I can just fly down there and be Australians, no immigration, no papers, nothing? If that's so, why did your husband go back to Russia?

    ......OK still can't find anything on the net about difference between Australians and Aussies.

    Help!
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    Jan 23, 2009 9:58 PM GMT


    Never mind - got it! Will get back to you...
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    Jan 23, 2009 10:06 PM GMT


    Pattison, that was an interesting read and all we can say is this.
    Aboriginals are the real Aussies as they were there longest.

    The first Canadian settlers were European and not native Canadians who were here longer.
    Up here we make no distinction between early and modern day settlers. Why would we?

    From what I've read here and Bill read at work, we can't just go to Australia and be Australians - we have to immigrate and apply to do that. We can be refused quite easily.

    What are we missing?

    We feel terrible about all of this - there were some kind of riots in 2005 over this stuff down there. So, is the distinction really that important that people could die in rioting over it?




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    Jan 24, 2009 12:53 AM GMT
    Pattison, go curl up in a ditch somewhere and die.

    WTF has changed on the forum so I can see this fuck heads posts?
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    Jan 24, 2009 12:56 AM GMT
    Happy Australia Day!!
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    Jan 24, 2009 12:58 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidPattison, go curl up in a ditch somewhere and die.

    WTF has changed on the forum so I can see this fuck heads posts?


    Ouch
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    Jan 24, 2009 1:01 AM GMT
    If anyone ever needs to know what differentiates New Zealanders from Australians, this post (and more importantly its author's attitude) sums it up quite nicely.
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    Jan 24, 2009 1:09 AM GMT
    Hey Mate,Happy Australia Day.

    Don't feel bad,We have a Day for Special People like you....

    It's "Go Fuck Yourself Day"

    Mate,no one is interested in your Bullshit,so do us all a favour and keep your 19th century ideas to yourself.

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    Jan 24, 2009 1:40 AM GMT
    Thanks to everyone who replied. I was a bit upset after reading the original post, but you guys have made me feel a little better.

    I moved to Australia when I was 5, and lived there for 20 odd years. I never quite felt fully welcome there, even though it's really all I've ever known.

    By his definition I'm Australian but not Aussie icon_sad.gif but I still call Australia home icon_smile.gif Oh and my Australian friends and I are having a barbie this weekend to remind ourselves of home, despite the cold London weather.
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    Jan 24, 2009 1:58 AM GMT
    I find your view on this "Aussie" issue very pathetic!

    Your "race"; the one you called pioneers were also migrants in this land we all now share and call home. The Aboriginals are the TRUE Aussie as they are the people who roams this continent years before your kind settled in.

    But you were right, I am not an Aussie even if I am a citizen of Australia. I am still Asian and will forever be one.

    I feel sorry for you that you feel this way towards us. Very pathetic.

    And for those REAL Aussies who don't share Pattison's view. Thank you.

    Happy Oz Day!
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    Jan 24, 2009 2:36 AM GMT
    tommo saidThanks to everyone who replied. I was a bit upset after reading the original post, but you guys have made me feel a little better.

    I moved to Australia when I was 5, and lived there for 20 odd years. I never quite felt fully welcome there, even though it's really all I've ever known.

    By his definition I'm Australian but not Aussie icon_sad.gif but I still call Australia home icon_smile.gif Oh and my Australian friends and I are having a barbie this weekend to remind ourselves of home, despite the cold London weather.
    Mate, if this is the place you call home, the place that has meaning too you and the place you love.. then your as much an aussie as anyone else and NEVER let anyone else EVER tell you otherwise...

    Besides, by his definition, I'm more aussie then he is, so I've seniority so that bitch can sit down and shut the fuck up!
  • red_series

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    Jan 24, 2009 2:58 AM GMT
    I hate it when people just move to Canada and think they can celebrate Canada Day with me...bastards. Sometimes, to make myself feel better, I go around and bitch out immigrants (who will NEVER really be Canadian) and yell at the posers who've only been here for 2 generations.



    Ya, it sounds just as idiotic when I apply that logic to Canada, just checking.



    I can't believe people think like that, much less on a site like Realjock.

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    Jan 24, 2009 4:59 AM GMT
    What is the official greeting:

    Have a joyous Australian Day Long Weekend...

    Have a merry Australian Day Long Weekend...

    'struth mate have a fair dinkum Aussie Day Long Weekend...

    Curl up in a ditch and die for the Australian Day Long Weekend...

    BTW: Long Weekends in Canada are three days, Australia has a long weekend that is just one day?
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    Jan 24, 2009 5:36 AM GMT
    LOL...Pattison never dissapoints.
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    Jan 24, 2009 5:51 AM GMT
    pattisonLike gay once meant something positive, now it means homosexual.


    WTF...

    pattison
    It celebrates people who come here illegally, uninvited, without any paper work in order, and now they become Australian Citizen; but never an Aussie. Anyone who calls themselves an Aussie, and they are only an Australian, are stealing my heratig!

    It's for people who are the first born generation here, still New Australians. To welcome them.

    But Once it was also for us Aussies too. To thank our Forefathers for all the hard work they did, coming to Oz as Pioneers, when oz had no infrastructure, and they built Oz. They did not come as immigrants to take advantage of the opportunities here. The Built the Great Southern land.


    You show a disturbing ignorance of our country's history.

    4outof6If anyone ever needs to know what differentiates New Zealanders from Australians, this post (and more importantly its author's attitude) sums it up quite nicely.


    Where the hell do you pull that from? Its interesting when someone denouncing the broad, stereotypical derogatory statements of another introduces his own.
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    Jan 24, 2009 5:55 AM GMT
    We true Aussies have a word for people like Pattison.

    Wanker.
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    Jan 24, 2009 6:22 AM GMT
    Red,you made me wet myself.
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    Jan 24, 2009 6:54 AM GMT
    cronker saidWe true Aussies have a word for people like Pattison.

    Wanker.
    Oh now hunny, he don't deserve wanker.... he deserves things I can't say here without being booted.
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    Jan 24, 2009 6:57 AM GMT
    Thirdbeach saidWhat is the official greeting:

    Have a joyous Australian Day Long Weekend...

    Have a merry Australian Day Long Weekend...

    'struth mate have a fair dinkum Aussie Day Long Weekend...

    Curl up in a ditch and die for the Australian Day Long Weekend...

    BTW: Long Weekends in Canada are three days, Australia has a long weekend that is just one day?


    Most I hear is happy australia day but thats the extent of it.

    Our long weekend is three days, however, its considered a long weekend because we have the weekend off (as per usual and then a monday off too)
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    Jan 24, 2009 7:08 AM GMT
    Everybody, get pissed!!!
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    Jan 24, 2009 7:10 AM GMT
    yeah generally a pissup, with a BBQ and mates follow by a bad tuesday
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    Jan 24, 2009 2:40 PM GMT
    Daedalus304 said4outof6If anyone ever needs to know what differentiates New Zealanders from Australians, this post (and more importantly its author's attitude) sums it up quite nicely.


    Where the hell do you pull that from? Its interesting when someone denouncing the broad, stereotypical derogatory statements of another introduces his own.

    I've got two words to say to you: Pauline Hanson. The sad reality is that racism is much more prevalent in Australia than it is in New Zealand - you only need to consider the way Aboriginals have been (and continue to be) treated (I mean, classified as "native fauna" up until the 60s, wtf!) for evidence, the race riots on Sydney beaches. I've personally heard so many absolutely shocking remarks made in gay parties in gorgeous Sydney apartments. Unfortunately, many Australians (not a majority) don't think twice about this kind of mentality.

    I think the responses from Aussies on this thread are however AWESOME and I'm glad to read them.

    I would also like to note that I am in no way white-washing (so to speak) New Zealand - that country has massive social problems (mainly related to child abuse) and there is good reason why Sydney has become "New Zealand"'s second largest city.
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    Jan 24, 2009 2:46 PM GMT
    Pauline Hanson was a bloody idiot - just ask any Aussie. That's why she didn't go anywhere, duh.

    HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY to my fellow Aussies. I've been living in the USA for 4.5 yrs now and one thing I really miss is this fun weekend to have a bbq, go to the beach, and catch up with your mates. Miss it loads!

    Have a good one, and SLIP, SLOP, SLAP! icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 25, 2009 12:00 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidMate, if this is the place you call home, the place that has meaning too you and the place you love.. then your as much an aussie as anyone else and NEVER let anyone else EVER tell you otherwise...


    Thanks liltanker, you're a legend.