Sunday, March 19, 2006

Who's Dumberer Now?

For years, Austrains and Australians have tried to wearily explain to us 'Merkans about the difference between their countries. They claim it's more than just a syllable: one country has Alps, one has kangaroos. The following exhchange from the classic film Dumb and Dumber perfectly illustrates the point:

LLOYD-Excuse me, can you tell me how to get to the medical school? I'm supposed to be giving a lecture in twenty minutes and my driver's a bit lost.
YOUNG WOMAN-Go straight aheads and makes a left over za bridge.
LLOYD-That's a lovely accent you have. New Jersey
LLOYD-Oh! (chuckles, and puts on an
Australian accent) Austria!? Well then. G'day, mate. Let's put another shrimp on the barbie!
YOUNG WOMAN-Let's not.

It turns out they have been lying all along.

Just when you thought you had it straight. Sigh.


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