Friday, September 22, 2023

Austria v Australia

In Austria we came across keyrings and 'fridge magnets with the slogan no No Kangaroos in Austria. 

I think it is better now, especially as there is so little mail, but it wasn't unusual for our mail to arrive after being misdirected to Austria. It was probably the case that the same happened to Austrian bound mail, arriving via Australia. 

But with absolutely minimal geographic knowledge, surely people know they are two very different countries. 

It seems not. What an absolute idiot tosser tv presenter. Does anyone know who he is? Or her for that matter. Respect to her for calling him an effing idiot, which he clearly is. 

37 comments:

  1. LOL Sandra sandracox.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh dear. I hope seeing replays of that clip makes him cringe.

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    1. Probably it won't happen, EC. The man would have to have _some_ insight, before cringing could ever occur.

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    2. If it was true EC, I am sure he would.

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    1. Marie, apparently not. See Debby's comment below.

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  4. I have my work letters sent to Austria from here too. No ideas how that could have happened.

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    1. Well, you do know Roentare. The names are so similar.

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  5. Every time I think people can't really be that stupid, something happens to prove me wrong!

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  6. I'm not surprised at the language question. In Wisconsin I was congratulated on my fluent language, after living there only six weeks. From the UK..

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    1. Boud, I've read of similar quite often. I hope you fit in better now and speak American.

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  7. I was much relieved to know that The Interview with Dave Skylark is comedy/satire. I feel much better about life.

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    1. Thanks Debby. I had my suspicions. As comedy, it really worked.

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  8. Debby,
    Thanks for that. I had never heard of the comedian Dave Skylark before, nor had I heard of his film called The Interview.

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  9. I think that's fictional, or why else would we also be seeing the control room? Another thing, it's shot on film, whereas most talk show are done on videotape.

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    1. And so it was Kirk, as Debby above mentions. Your analysis is nothing less than I would expect. You have a keen eye.

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  10. How can he think Austrians are called Australians?? and the language? What rock did he crawl out from under?

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    1. Indeed River, but as per Debby's comment above, it was a comedy piece. Rather convincing though.

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  11. Yes it often happens. Also many people get Switzerland and Sweden muddled up when talking to Bill from Switzerland.

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    1. Diane, yeah, because Switzerland and Sweden are so similar. They both share....well nothing. I don't doubt what you say but I am surprised. At times I do confuse Scandinavian countries.

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  12. For goodness sake, he's a real dxxxhxxd.

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    1. Turns out to be comedy Margaret. Quite convincing though.

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  13. I have one of the T-shirts from Austria. People stare and say, "that is where they come from!"

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  14. I'm glad to see from the comments that it's a comedy sketch! Many people are utterly clueless about geography, though.

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  15. That's funny. I'll have to watch more of The Interview.

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    1. Strayer, as it is humour, it could be worth watching more.

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    1. Now I feel responsible for promoting a comedian, Darla. Will I be paid?

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  17. I do remember being at neuschwanstein castle in a crowded train and a (predictably) loud American asked me where we were from. "Australia," I said, not wanting to explain that we were currently living in Geneva. His reply? "AUSTRIA? We were there yesterday!"

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  18. I can't seem to change my comments to reflect my new blog for some reason - https://tentativelytasmanianblog.wordpress.com/

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    1. Your are right. Clicking on your name doesn't take me to your blog or a link to your latest blog. I think you need to update your Blogger profile. Wordpress and Blogger don't like each other very much.

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