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Old 02-04-2018, 07:21 PM   #1
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Australians eat weird?

I just had dinner with a group that included a very nice Australian lady. She made me put beets on my hamburger. Actually wasn’t too bad.

She told me of another food called a pie floater. This is apparently a meat pie turned upside down in a bowl of pea soup.

Oh yeah, she called ketchup “tomato sauce” and “dead horse”.

Is this stuff real or is she pulling my leg? She is from Adelaide.
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:27 PM   #2
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All real. Basically only Adelaide/South Australia does the pie thing, and most folks I know would never do that. Rhyming slang like dead horse is not as common now as it used to be. Good to see you are getting an education!
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:40 PM   #3
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"With the lot" also includes an egg.

Yes all bog standard, you'll see and hear far weirder than that if you visit, especially among older country blokes.

We Yanks are the weird ones BTW. 8-)
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The pie in soup sounds kind of good to me. Here in Miami the Cubans make some tasty meat pies. I’ll get a can of pea soup and try it.
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:45 PM   #5
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"With the lot" also includes an egg.

Yes all bog standard, you'll see and hear far weirder than that if you visit, especially among older country blokes.

We Yanks are the weird ones BTW. 8-)
Yes she mentioned egg and bacon on the burger. “With the lot”, I’ll remember that if I ever get over there.
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I bet she'll make you one, if you ask real nicely 8-)

Need a big pile of greasy chips (thick-cut cottage fries to you) wrapped up in newspaper and doused in vinegar with it.

Actually I'm told they had to stop poisoning customers with the ink, went to proper paper in recent decades.
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:07 PM   #7
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not all it's cracked up to be IMO

Where I grew up means a body found in the water, dozens every spring once the harbor warmed up.
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I just had dinner with a group that included a very nice Australian lady. She made me put beets on my hamburger. Actually wasn’t too bad.

She told me of another food called a pie floater. This is apparently a meat pie turned upside down in a bowl of pea soup.

Oh yeah, she called ketchup “tomato sauce” and “dead horse”.

Is this stuff real or is she pulling my leg? She is from Adelaide.

Did she mention Vegemite at all? Vegemite on toast with a coffee for breakfast is an iconic Aussie way to start the day for many of us..
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I’m told it “puts a rose in every cheek”. I understand that to be four cheeks per person. I had to listen to the whole song.
The Koala’s nose is brown from eating Vegemite.
She wants to know what part of Brisbane you’re in.
Curse you George.
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:24 PM   #10
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Marmite is so much better.

But just a scrape!

I sent both back home everyone freaked out yechhh

Found out they'd spread it like peanut butter, ROFL!


(PBJs, talk about weird!)
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Marmite and peanut butter on thick toast is actually yummy, marmite not vegemite though and don't skimp on it
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Hijack alert.

Fun in the wet season up in the Kimberlies.

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Oh well, as long as it is a hijack. More Kimberlies fun.


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AndyG, as I told the nice lady, Australians are nuts.
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...and macadamias are Australian nuts...

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I lived in Brisbane for three years in late 80's early 90's, yeah had quite a few funny stories/situations, lol.
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Had my dog's belly ripped open by a roo, then she held him under in the dam til he drowned.

Bit in the butt by redbacks going to the loo.

Koalas can make a terrifying noise middle of the night camping in the woods.

But yeah, plenty fun stories too 8-)
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I’m told it “puts a rose in every cheek”. I understand that to be four cheeks per person. I had to listen to the whole song.
The Koala’s nose is brown from eating Vegemite.
She wants to know what part of Brisbane you’re in.
Curse you George.
I live in a suburb down by Moreton Bay - Birkdale.
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Mmmmmmm. You can’t beat a good pie floater at 2:00am after a big night out. It’s an Adelaide tradition.
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Mmmmmmm. You can’t beat a good pie floater at 2:00am after a big night out. It’s an Adelaide tradition.
In Sydney, it`s "Harry`s Cafe De Wheels" in Wooloomooloo. Surely the 2am pie floater has been replaced by the doner kebab.Later when you "chunder"* you can blame the pie/kebab, rather than the copious amount of alcohol consumed.
*["Chunder" Australian usage word, claimed by Barry Humphries to be an abbreviation of "watch under", a phrase said to be used by the seasick on early sailing ships voyaging to Australia from England, as a warning to those on lower decks of impending vomit from above.]
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