Friday, January 28, 2011

Aussies...Americans

Aussies: Believe you should look out for your mates.
Brits: Believe that you should look out for those people who belong to your club.
Americans: Believe that people should look out for and take care of themselves.Canadians: Believe that that is the government's job.

Aussies: Dislike being mistaken for Pommies (Brits) when abroad.
Canadians: Are rather indignant about being mistaken for Americans when abroad.
Americans: Encourage being mistaken for Canadians when abroad.Brits: Can't possibly be mistaken for anyone else when abroad.

Canadians: Endure bitterly cold winters and are proud of it.
Brits: Endure oppressively wet and dreary winters and are proud of it.
Americans: Don't have to do either, and couldn't care less.
Aussies: Don't understand what inclement weather means.

Americans: Drink weak, pissy-tasting beer.
Canadians: Drink strong, pissy-tasting beer.
Brits: Drink warm, beery-tasting piss.
Aussies: Drink anything with alcohol in it.

Americans: Seem to think that poverty and failure are morally suspect.
Canadians: Seem to believe that wealth and success are morally suspect.
Brits: Seem to believe that wealth, poverty, success, and failure are inherited.
Aussies: Seem to think that none of this matters after several beers.

Brits: Have produced many great comedians, celebrated by Canadians, ignored by Americans, and therefore not rich.
Aussies: Have produced comedians like Paul Hogan and Yahoo Serious.
Canadians: Have produced many great comedians such as John Candy, Martin Short, Jim Carrey, Dan Akroyd, and all the rest at SCTV.
Americans: Think that these people are American!

Americans: Spend most of their lives glued to the idiot box.
Canadians: Don't, but only because they can't get more American channels.
Brits: Pay a tax just so they can watch 4 channels.
Aussies: Export all their crappy programs, which no one there watches, to Britain, where everybody loves them.

Americans: Will jabber on incessantly about football, baseball and basketball.
Brits: Will jabber on incessantly about cricket, soccer and rugby.
Canadians: Will jabber on incessantly about hockey, hockey, hockey, and how they beat the Americans twice, playing baseball.
Aussies: Will jabber on incessantly about how they beat the Pommies in every sport they played them in.

Aussies: Are extremely patriotic about their beer.
Americans: Are flag-waving, anthem-singing, and obsessively patriotic to the point of blindness.
Canadians: Can't agree on the words to their anthem, in either language, when they can be bothered to sing them.
Brits: Do not sing at all but prefer a large brass band to perform the anthem.

Brits: Are justifiably proud of the accomplishments of their past citizens.
Americans: Are justifiably proud of the accomplishments of their present citizens.
Canadians: Prattle on about how some of those great Americans were once Canadian.
Aussies: Waffle on about how some of their past citizens were once Outlaw Pommies, but none of that matters after several beers.

Stolen from: Phil of Phils Phun
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27 comments:

  1. Sandee, here in my place every white man is "American". :)

    Have a nice weekend!

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  2. Thanks for this amusing and enlightening course on nations and nationalities. LOL!

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  3. That is a great one! I like the comments on "Beer."
    ~~~Blessings~~~

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  4. I'll have to admit these comparisons made some valid points and were enlightening, however none of that matters after several glasses of wine. :D

    Big it's less than a month hugs :]

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  5. Good civics lesson. I've been to Canada many times, not sure I've seen these traits. But you never can tell.'

    Did I mention, TGIF! Todays a big day, I am smiling all day and hoping people as me why, so I can tell them its my daughter's first birthday. :) :D

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  6. Who needs bitterly cold winters to be proud of? Brrr!!!

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  7. I'm proud to be German. Face it. What other modern day country has forced two wars upon the world in the same century. Even when losing they've got chutzpah (oops!).

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  8. sounds about right! ha ha ha

    see you soon!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  9. Love the beer and sports comemnts... LOL

    Have a great weekend. Hope hubby is on the mend.

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  10. Crikey!

    American using a word attributed to a Pommie that might be Aussie but cannot be misconstrued Canuck ;)

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  11. beer and celebrity comparisons are excellent!
    have a great day!

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  12. In light of recent weather, I think the one about winter might have to be amended!

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  13. Well I thought they were all great and some of them really funny. Hope you have a grand week end and some fun too.

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  14. Hugs Hugs Hugs!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Lydia

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  15. These are pretty good, Sandee. :)

    I always thought that John Candy, Martin Short, Jim Carrey, and Dan Akroyd were all Americans. I'd claim the Beatles and Elvis too (Elvis is really from Tennessee).
    ..
    BTW, my Grandma Corkill lived up 101 at Warrenton, Oregon. She was born in Nebraska.
    ..

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  16. Sandee these are just too funny!

    My favorite:

    Canadians: Are rather indignant about being mistaken for Americans when abroad.
    Americans: Encourage being mistaken for Canadians when abroad.

    Have a great weekend!

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  17. Very entertainly...and quite true on many of them!

    Have a great w/e. Big hugs, honey...

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  18. Much of what you say rings a bell...but as far as Brits: Drink warm, beery-tasting piss, that is most definitely an English thing. Scots and the Irish sure don't, not sure about the Welsh though...

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  19. Haha, I love it! I'm going to forward this to my Aussie friend, he'll get a kick out of this for sure.

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  20. nyahahaha but here in the Philippines, most people called all white people Americans..especially the young ones, they called it "Americano" or "kano" for Male and "Americana or Kana" for Female. hehehe

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  21. They were brilliant love the ones about our UK TV licence and the Aussie programmes LOLOL

    "Lifts glass of warm piss and says cheers!" :-)

    Have a great weekend :-)

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  22. Now where do I get this aussie beer?

    Thanks for stopping by so often and leaving such uplifting comments. I'm doing good today. :)

    xoxoxooxox!!!!

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  23. This compare and contrast list was really funny! BTW, I followed the web tracks here from Lauren's hilarious depot over at Think Spin. Glad I found you!

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  24. Very entertaining. Can't help but let out a big grin.

    Here in the PHilippines, Americans, Canadians, English, and Ausies and known by only one race: Americans or in the local term they are all called "Puti" or "white".

    It's funny how some of the differences hold true.

    I had fun reading.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Hugs!
    LAINY

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  25. That was really funny! Funny because so much of it was true!

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  26. So what actually is this inclement weather you speak of???

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