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Old 05-03-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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1. never even heard of Franklin Harbour
2. Harbourtown is a NATIONAL CHAIN
3. Outer Harbor
4. You would argue with anything.
1. There is a franklin harbour... Ever hear of google?
2. If it wasan SA thing, they would have dropped the U.
4. Only w/ people who make blanket statements and erroneously present them as fact (must be a kiwi thing), and with misanthropes.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Australia
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1. There is a franklin harbour... Ever hear of google?
4. Only w/ people who make blanket statements and erroneously present them as fact (must be a kiwi thing), and with misanthropes.

1.Who's making blanket statements now?

2.You can google all you want...you still can't deny that Outer Harbor and Victor Harbor are the SA spellings.

3.I like how you just IGNORE points that you have no answer to.

4. I just found the ignore button
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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1.Who's making blanket statements now?

2.You can google all you want...you still can't deny that Outer Harbor and Victor Harbor are the SA spellings.

3.I like how you just IGNORE points that you have no answer to.

4. I just found the ignore button

Im just pointing out there is a Franklin Harbour, waiting for you to explain why if its an SA thing, why are there exceptions?
If you research marine biology papers produced at Uni Adelaide, you will see HarboUr spelled correctly.
I just want you to explain why its an SA thing and cite resources to back your claims, otherwise once again another blanket statement is proven false; similar to your comments on Americans with guns, you did not provide proof of your claims.

As for ignore thing, good on ya, wont work if someone quotes me. Are you at Elizabeth High School?

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Old 05-03-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I was astonished at how many Americans I had to explain Thanksgiving to when I moved to the U.S. The number of them who genuinely thought it must be a Holiday ALL over the world, baffled me. I had to spell out that it was an American thing, not an Australian thing.

At both workplaces I've been at, they've always given away a free turkey and pumpkin pie to all employees prior to Thanksgiving- and I've promptly given away the Turkey and Pumpkin Pie to another employee with a large family, I mean, what am I going to use it for?

I've only really celebrated Thanksgiving *once* in my 7 years in the U.S., and that was because some of my husband's friends couldn't get home for the holiday (Marine Corps) so he invited them over for dinner with us.

I made them an Australian Meat Pie, Mashed Potato, Gravy, Corn, Cheese & Chive Damper, Green Beans, Salad, and Pavlova and Apple Crumble for Dessert.

Yup, I had to put an Australian spin on it! (I've never cooked a Turkey in my life). They enjoyed it well enough though, the Apple Crumble disappeared the quickest! (American's do Apple Pie or Apple Crisp, not Apple Crumble as we know it in Australia).

Last year, my husband returned from Afghanistan on Thanksgiving. It was about 11:30pm by the time he was released though, so we just had some Baked Brie and salad when he got home. The following week his parents came to town, and his mother insisted on doing a late Thanksgiving so she did end up cooking a Turkey at my house. I didn't really consider that Thanksgiving though since it was a week late

Anyway that was way OTT. I was just amused by the OP's assumption that we have Thanksgiving in Australia/NZ.

You'd be baffled at how many American's don't realize the climate/season reversal either... *shakes head in dismay* It's this education system over here, I swear...
Cooking a turkey is quite simple & easy. I use oven bags so i only have to baste the bird once. T-giving is only 7 months away. Will you cook a bird this year ?
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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I've never yet personally encountered an American that thought Thanksgiving was a world wide holiday.

I've encountered a few that never thought about the seasons being reversed, once explained, they get it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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I've never yet personally encountered an American that thought Thanksgiving was a world wide holiday.

I've encountered a few that never thought about the seasons being reversed, once explained, they get it.
Neither have i actually.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Australia
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On holiday in July a few years ago I met an American woman who had no idea that the seasons were reversed in Australia. After explaining it to her, she asked "So is it still July in Australia, or is it December over there now?"

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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steel7: I'm not sure yet. DH is getting out of the Marine Corps about that time and we're relocating to St. Louis, so it just depends on how set up we are / how busy with moving we are It *would* be nice to do a Thanksgiving as kind of a Housewarming when we move though. I'm *definitely* putting up a Christmas tree this year (I haven't done so since I moved to the U.S.), I plan on buying a 1950s silver aluminium one if I can find one affordable enough
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:13 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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You'd be baffled at how many American's don't realize the climate/season reversal either...
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*shakes head in dismay* It's this education system over here, I swear...
A-hem...
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