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Offline Morten I. Larsen

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Australia vs. Austria.
« on: May 25, 2014, 08:37:07 pm »
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Re: Australia vs. Austria.
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2014, 08:57:51 pm »
The problem is all these European countries sound similar.

Take sweden and Switzerland for example:





http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/10443266/Chinese-confuse-Sweden-with-Switzerland.html
 

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Re: Australia vs. Austria.
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014, 09:16:39 pm »
Slovakia and Slovenia anyone? A lot of mixup happen - wrong anthems have been played, wrong flags displayed...
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Re: Australia vs. Austria.
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2014, 10:34:08 pm »
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Re: Australia vs. Austria.
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2014, 11:00:33 pm »
Do you mean Austria and Austraigha?
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Re: Australia vs. Austria.
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2014, 11:52:50 pm »


I think that exactly what happens.  :palm:
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Re: Australia vs. Austria.
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2014, 12:18:30 am »


I think that exactly what happens.  :palm:

Only the Dumb (and Dumber) don't know the difference between Australia and Österreich.

The confusion is language dependent.

Sverige shouldn't be confused with  Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Svizra or Confoederatio Helvetica
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Re: Australia vs. Austria.
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2014, 12:25:55 am »
Gut-tag mate! Lets put anozer bratvurst on zee barbie!  :-DD
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Re: Australia vs. Austria.
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2014, 01:47:20 pm »
Gut-tag mate! Lets put anozer bratvurst on zee barbie!  :-DD

Und pop open da Foster's-Austrian for bier!  :-DD
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Re: Australia vs. Austria.
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2014, 03:10:33 pm »
Slovakia and Slovenia anyone? A lot of mixup happen - wrong anthems have been played, wrong flags displayed...
When I was growing up they were part of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia respectively so I have had to unlearn all the geography I learned at school.

The names (or at least their Romanisation into English) of a lot of cities have changed as well - all very confusing (e.g. Bombay becoming Mumbai, Peking becoming Beijing and so on).
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Re: Australia vs. Austria.
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2014, 03:59:58 pm »
Slovakia and Slovenia anyone? A lot of mixup happen - wrong anthems have been played, wrong flags displayed...
When I was growing up they were part of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia respectively so I have had to unlearn all the geography I learned at school.

The names (or at least their Romanisation into English) of a lot of cities have changed as well - all very confusing (e.g. Bombay becoming Mumbai, Peking becoming Beijing and so on).

Hmm. Beijing duck.  Nah doesn't sound right...

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Re: Australia vs. Austria.
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2014, 04:18:37 pm »
Und pop open da Foster's-Austrian for bier!  :-DD

I think Austrians might be even less fond of Foster's than Australians.
 

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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2014, 09:02:26 pm »
At least people know where you ancestral lands are. When I say my family is from Armenia people get confused!
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Re: Australia vs. Austria.
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2014, 09:39:11 pm »
At least people know where you ancestral lands are. When I say my family is from Armenia people get confused!
One of my friends from college is half Armenian. I think in the UK at least more people are aware of the Armenian massacres during the first world war. It was a news item very recently because of the anniversary:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/23/turkey-erdogan-condolences-armenian-massacre


 

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Re: Australia vs. Austria.
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2014, 09:49:54 pm »
Und pop open da Foster's-Austrian for bier!  :-DD

I think Austrians might be even less fond of Foster's than Australians.

Foster's was created by two Irish American brothers, William M and Ralph R Foster, who arrived in Melbourne from New York in 1886. 

I prefer Cooper's myself if drinking Australian brew (Cooper came from North Yorkshire, so that would have Scottish brew influence)

nothing seems to be straight up national
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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2014, 01:36:19 am »
AUS vs AUT
Does that help? !!
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Re: Australia vs. Austria.
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2014, 05:14:31 am »
Und pop open da Foster's-Austrian for bier!  :-DD

I think Austrians might be even less fond of Foster's than Australians.

Foster's was created by two Irish American brothers, William M and Ralph R Foster, who arrived in Melbourne from New York in 1886. 

I prefer Cooper's myself if drinking Australian brew (Cooper came from North Yorkshire, so that would have Scottish brew influence)

nothing seems to be straight up national

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Re: Australia vs. Austria.
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2014, 11:10:29 am »
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