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11-09-2016, 07:36 AM - 1 Like   #30571
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How? The web pages of the Canadian immigration office are still down, it seems... http://www.cic.gc.ca/
Server overload before the (fire)wall is erected ...

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Cool! Make him sing the la Marseillaise every morning before breakfast, until his head explodes

These are the old ones though, the new 5, 10 and 20 look even funkier
He's a she ... and maybe this is better (?). And the new 50 will be out soon, I think.



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I'm still having a hard time getting my head around the new plastic 5 notes... they just feel "wrong" somehow. I assume Scotland has them too... In fact, didn't you have them before England?
Don't think so - they have started popping up a couple of weeks ago, and the first one I got (from a bus conductor) was an English one.

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He's a she ... and maybe this is better (?). And the new 50 will be out soon, I think.
Well, make her sing then
11-09-2016, 11:07 AM   #30574
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I wonder what may have triggered this ... ?

All I know is that I have to start lying about my origins yet again ... I used to say for an eight year period that I was British, but now I guess that I am going to say that I am Australian (due to that Brexit thingy) ... or better yet, maybe I am from New Zealand ... but then again I would have to start watching rugby and like it, too. Ugh.

Decisions, decisions.
At least if you say you are Australian you can sound normal, but if you say you are from New Zealand you will need to talk funny: "You will hev a wee stay in the hospital", which if you tell them you are an Australian will be free! Apparently the NZers do not like that, they get free treatment in NZ, but in Australia they need to apy because even Australians need to pay in Australia.

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Hey, I am French (on paper), but we can still be friends.

Oh, did I mention that we have a German exchange student in our house for a three-month period?
Is that why you had to sell stuff, to make space?

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I'm still having a hard time getting my head around the new plastic 5 notes... they just feel "wrong" somehow. I assume Scotland has them too... In fact, didn't you have them before England?
They are real good, just like real money, washable and very difficult to tear.

Australia invented plastic notes in the 1980s and it saves a lot of money in the making of cash.

When the Australian $5 note was introduced there was some controversy about having the Queen's portrait on one side, and we were told it is a tradition to have the head of state portrait on the lowest denomination of note. S o some wags got together to punch holes in them, to punch out the Queen's eyes from the portrait. They had to replace quite a lot because those ones would not work well in automatic note reading machines. I got my first fiver at Maccas in the centre of Oxford when I bought lunch there. What a gourmet meal? I was in a bit of a hurry because I was spending the day reading in the library. Funny reading IN a library with crowds of tourists outside to look at the old buildings. It is a real old school type library, with thing like order your books so they can get them for you from somewhere miles away and all that stuff. They probably only have a couple of million volumes in the building. The oldest I have seen in the catalog are from way back in the Civil War period, 1640s.

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Apparently the NZers do not like that, they get free treatment in NZ, but in Australia they need to apy because even Australians need to pay in Australia.
Well, not in the hospital. Or at rhe remaining bulk-billing doctors' clinics.



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You'd tell them "I'm shooting with the gear that cost eight grand(or whatever)".
They want to know exactly that.
You remember the Little Prince, right?

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How? The web pages of the Canadian immigration office are still down, it seems... http://www.cic.gc.ca/


Well my application was a bit complicated, requiring 100% devotion to me.


I'm all done now, and I'm Canadian.


It's such a great country. They make us feel like royalty.








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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
I wonder what may have triggered this ... ?

All I know is that I have to start lying about my origins yet again ... I used to say for an eight year period that I was British, but now I guess that I am going to say that I am Australian (due to that Brexit thingy) ... or better yet, maybe I am from New Zealand ... but then again I would have to start watching rugby and like it, too. Ugh.

Decisions, decisions.


New Zealand?


You'll need to learn a new accent.


Pick it up from these guys.




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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
All I know is that I have to start lying about my origins yet again ... I used to say for an eight year period that I was British, but now I guess that I am going to say that I am Australian (due to that Brexit thingy) ... or better yet, maybe I am from New Zealand ... but then again I would have to start watching rugby and like it, too. Ugh.

Decisions, decisions.
Just pick one of the remaining terrae nullius.
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Had to google terrae nullius.
Damn I hate it when I come here and actually learn something!
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Who is this Terry Nullius of which you speak?
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Who is this Terry Nullius of which you speak?
I think he's Hocir's Mediterranean PR rep.
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I think he's Hocir's Mediterranean PR rep.
Yep, descendant in a direct line from Emperor Gaius Nullius Caesar.

He's actually a cool guy.

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I got my first fiver at Maccas in the centre of Oxford when I bought lunch there.
It's funny how Germans and Aussies have the same nickname for McDonalds, despite completely different languages

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It is a real old school type library, with thing like order your books so they can get them for you from somewhere miles away and all that stuff. They probably only have a couple of million volumes in the building. The oldest I have seen in the catalog are from way back in the Civil War period, 1640s.
Bodleian?
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It's funny how Germans and Aussies have the same nickname for McDonalds, despite completely different languages.
Do you say 'scheissenhausen' too? What a coincidence!
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