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Susan P. 09-18-2007 04:38 PM

5 icons for a country ...BUT
I'd enjoy knowing what you folk consider to be the 5 top icons for a country BUT rather than make it your own country, how about choosing another nation and listing that way.

So, when I think about the US I think of red, white and blue, Mt Rushmore, The Grand Canyon, Silicon Valley and John Steinbeck.

If you consider Mexico or France or Italy or Aussie or New Zealand etc etc..what comes to mind?

Limey 09-18-2007 05:57 PM

Are you seriously asking me what comes to mind when I think of Australia!!!!!


Susan P. 09-18-2007 06:00 PM

Twit (baby bird in a nest!) :) Pick a country, any country. Spin a globe and have a go. I assume no-one here knows countries but their own at this point. :cool:

I'll do England and have two turns: Buck Palace, Royal Family, Conan Doyle, Shakespeare, Flag.

I'll pick a more obscure country for you Limey if you won't play in my sandpit. The Outer Realms of Bhutan!

Actually, I know an interesting fact about Bhutan.

Susan P. 09-18-2007 06:01 PM

Give it your best shot re Australia. Garn..

Limey 09-18-2007 06:08 PM

The resident of the gum tree said:-

"Actually, I know an interesting fact about Bhutan."

I'm sure it's not the only interesting fact you know either!

OK - I'm in ...

South Africa: Table Mountain, Namibian 'skeleton' coast, Rorke's Drift, Victoria Falls, night sky - Southern Cross.

Limey 09-18-2007 06:23 PM

Everything that springs to mind about Australia starts with a 'C' -

Cricket (of course), Crocodile Dundee, Cangaroes, Coalas,

and cold, cold, beer.

Do tell, is it right that Aussies drink cold beer - doesn't anybody ask for a normal 'room temperature' pint?

Mariblue 09-18-2007 06:44 PM

I'll give Australia a go:
The Sydney Opera House, the Outback, the Great Barrier Reef, kookaburra's, and the Australian soap "Neighbors".
Ok, so I used to live in England back in the 90's and watched "Neighbors" back then. I love the accents.

Susan P. 09-18-2007 06:44 PM

LOL We have a song "Football, meat pies, cangaroes and holden cars"

COLD is the way of the aussie my dear. We even refrigerate the glasses when we can and stubby holders are BIG icons here. Many well to do homes have a bar fridge just for beer.

It's not like our beer is served with ice forming on it or anything..that just gives you mouth and chest freeze (orrible) but no-one would willingly drink a room temp or warm beer here no. You put the beer in the fridge, wait a couple of hours and Bob's the proverbial. Sometimes home brew will be warmish but that's when you fridge the glasses and also use a holder.

Susan P. 09-18-2007 06:46 PM

Ahh.. I laughed at the Neighbours reference in a way. I believe it was more popular in England at one point than it was here :) Of course many of the actors would go to England around Christmas and do the 'panto'. I watched Neighbours on and off but rarely watch tv now. I enjoy my BBC comedy DVD's.

Mariblue 09-18-2007 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by Susan P. (Post 963888)
Ahh.. I laughed at the Neighbours reference in a way. I believe it was more popular in England at one point than it was here :)

I thought so. :teehee: I love BBC comedy too.
I'll do England, because I only lived there for 2 years. Stonehenge, Hampton Court, Jane Austen, Piccadilly Circus, Mr. Bean. There are many things I love about England, of course, but those were just a few random things I thought of.

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