• naevaTheRat@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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    3 months ago

    It’s just boring. There are so many genuinely funny things to say about Australia but this is played out. Like if everytime someone mentioned the usa people were like “Oh are you afraid of being shot? bet you have to constantly watch out for being shot huh? shot?” or if when the UK came up it was just “Queen and empire right haha bet you eat shit food huh?” (actually people do this and it’s also not funny especially when you can tease them for all the genuinely hilarious shit like the house of Lords and the London museum).

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      3 months ago

      Like if everytime someone mentioned the usa people were like “Oh are you afraid of being shot? bet you have to constantly watch out for being shot huh? shot?”

      As an American, I kinda am…

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          Not really, in my experience, but also during new years my neighbor shot off like 15 shots into the air. I wasn’t worried at being shot at, I was worried some drunk idiots stray bullet might come through my window. Also your statements about that was sorta my point. Some of the mildest American jokes are us being fat, then racism/mistreatment of natives, then shootings, then all the shit America has pulled in other countries. UK is bad teeth, royalty, then all the shit they did to other countries. Germany is dry or non existent humor and then Nazi.

          Ooh, our animals are scary is mild, sometimes they do island of criminals, but you could be known for mistreatment of Natives also. If you gotta take an L, I think scary animals is way down on the list.

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            3 months ago

            It’s not an issue of national pride, Australia is a dog shit nation. It’s about being funny and interesting.

            Funny joke: “I was arriving at the airport and they asked if I had a criminal background, I didn’t realise that was still a requirement”.

            Boring, played out, uncreative nonsense: “haha spiders upside down haha”

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                3 months ago

                Yeah you got it. Make fun of our stupid accents, our ridiculous infighting politics, the horrible racism, how every Aussie thinks we’re some rugged larrikin but we have fines and regulations for everything (welcome to Australia: fines apply on a sticker had me in stitches in an airport bathroom), the hilarious “this place was discovered in XXXX, by an expedition being guided by a local man to a sacred place” plaques, the sex pest tourism we inflict on our neighbours whatever.

                I’m just so bored of people bagging on made up stuff about the wildlife. They’re cool and interesting, and there’s loads to crack jokes about.