Jan 22nd, 2008, 07:44 PM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 9,922
Which reminds me - Mark Twain advised against believing everything that locals tell you about their country. He said that after a visit to Australia, during which a helpful local had explained that the Blue Mountains were blue because of the gases given off by the millions of years' worth of kangaroo droppings that made them up.

Something that intrigued me was that Mark Twain wrote that he found it difficult to tell Australians apart from Americans, even down to their speech. Have Americans changed since then, or Australians, or both, I wonder? Or did Mark Twain just have a tin ear?

Neil_Oz is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:15 PM.