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Old 01-11-2013, 12:54 AM
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Default Re: If you were bankrupt, starving and cold, could YOU burn your kit to keep you alive?

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Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum View Post
Yes, a newly learning to drink me learned that one many years back.

Sounds really fancy and all to be drinking a nice imported beer, until you realize, it doesn't really taste like a nice imported beer..........
There's actually more to it mate. The Fosters that we export is a different brew to the Fosters found locally. One of our premium beers called Crown Lager, is rebadged as Fosters for the international market. The company thought the name Fosters had better brand recognition internationally and just swapped out the brew that went into the bottle to send OS is all.

So in truth, we actually do drink the same beer. I'm not sure whether the majority of my countrymen actually know this and like to run with the Fosters slight anyway, or if they really think that the rest of the world is lapping up a crappy beer that we refuse to drink. Either way the gag remains in place purely to fuel the eternal Aussie/English rivalry, I'm sure.

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Originally Posted by Anon La Ply View Post
It was still 34 (92) at midnight.
That's when you drop the A/C to 18C (64F) and shamelessly pull the doona (duvet for the rest of the world), up Pol!!
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