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slacker
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quote:
Answering phone beats sex
By Jennifer Dudley
February 12, 2004

SEX, bathing, working, shopping and exercise all come second to
answering a mobile phone for almost half of Australians, according
to a new survey.

Unsurprisingly, most think the increasing popularity of mobile
phones has made society less courteous and considerate.

The Siemens Mobile Lifestyle Survey of 371 Australians found 48
per cent would stop whatever they were doing no matter where
they were to answer a mobile phone, even if they were in a
"compromising situation".

But while many may find this behaviour unsociable, mobile phones
also added to Australians' social lives, the survey found.

A quarter of Australians scheduled all their social events and
engagements using their mobile phone and as such most could not
bear to be without it -- 39 per cent of young people said they
would return home to retrieve their mobile phone if they had
forgotten it.

priorities straight?

Ok, no one can say that I'm addicted to my phone more than an aussie!

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imogen
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I'm sure the other Aussies will jump in here... but I can say that I will answer the phone working and shopping. Exercising only if I want the excuse. As for the others...

Nope.
[Big Grin]

And Tony doesn't have a mobile, so he's out.

I'd say we're atypical Aussies - mind you, everyone who's seen our photo on foobonic tells us we "look Australian". Whatever that means...

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One more reason to be glad we don't have a Jetsons-like videophone system in place yet.... [Wink]
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quote:
Id say we're atypical Aussies - mind you, everyone who's seen our photo on foobonic tells us we "look Australian". Whatever that means...
I'm a British girl who talks like I work for the BBC.
Whenever I go to the US people in shops and restaurants say things to me like 'G'day, mate' and ask me about life in Australia. When I explain that I'm not Australian, they tell me 'But you LOOK Australian!'

I thought that this must just be a quirky American thing, mixing up the accent or something, but, when I arrived in Australia for the first time in my life last year, a woman at the gate said 'welcome home!'. I explained that, no, I wasn't home. She said, 'But you LOOK Australian!' Just about everyone I met seemed to be surprised when I turned out not to be from Australia.

So, I guess whatever Australian looks like, I look like that.

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I'm American, and I can usually tell the difference between a british accent and an aussie accent. I've only run into one person where I wasn't sure. She was British.
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The last three times I've been to America, I was wearing some type of uniform with AUSTRALIA printed on it in big letters - funnily enough, everyone got my nationality right.

However the time before, I was mistaken for either British or South African...

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