Working Class Englishman. Oh hum.
An Australian travelled the streets of London and asked people what they thought Australians were really like. It was amazing how many English people had visited the big dusty land. They all, of course, told bad stories about their trips. This is the thing you do when you get back home apparently.
There is this mistaken belief that all ex-pat Australians live in Earl's Court. They used to, but not anymore. They think we all work in bars - even in Australia. The interviewees kept looking around for a backpack, which I didn't have.
English people are obsessed about the Australian accent saying it is funny, even though it is more London than London. After all that is where most of the convicts came from. Furthermore, the English have some of the strangest accents in the world.
They think that Kylie Minogue is the sole representative of Australia. All their beliefs are based on her. This is despite the fact that Kylie has become a quasi Brit. She is certainly more popular in England than she ever was in Australia. We don't move our lips when we speak. This, they believe, is to keep the flies out.
Another thing: New Zealand is the sheep country not Australia. We just have millions of kangaroos here; oh, and rabbits that were cleverly introduced by the Brits. We do have a lot of cattle as well. This is also where the world's minerals come from. Australia is a giant mineral "bucket". England doesn't have much of this.
Australians are racist. That is a given. Even though the English hatred for anything French is well known. It is actually the English who are the most racist. They must be - they are superior to everyone else!
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