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Re: CHAT: Californian secessionists (was Re: Californian vowels [was Re: Liking G

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Saturday, October 6, 2001, 15:38
Tristan wrote:
> >At 09.26 a.m. 6.10.2001, you wrote: >>From our stereotypical, "forn" point of view, aren't "big" >>and "Texas" interchangeable? :P > >A Texan came to Australia. He was in a pub, bragging about how big his >ranch back home was. Unfortunately for him, the particular person he was >bragging to was the owner of a cattle station, and told him to come visit >his station. (Note: a cattle/sheep/whatever station is the Aussie way of >describing what americans call cattle/sheep/whatever ranches.) Off they >went. > >After finally reaching his station---which was marked on maps of the entire >country, they spent a few days driving around the station. And they weren't >going especially slowly. Nonetheless, as they went around the Texan kept >saying things like, 'Y'all call that a cow? Back home, we got sheep larger >than that!'. > >After a while, a kangaroo came jumping past. The Aussie said, 'And how do >you like our mice?'. The Texan was overcome with fear. 'If thats a mouse, I >don't want to see a cat!', he stammered.
I've heard many varities on this joke, but usually it's an "American", not specifically a "Texan", and he invariably thinks the kangaroo is a giant grasshopper. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at


Tristan Alexander McLeay <zsau@...>