Thursday, 27 June 2013

Identity crisis

Enlightening a German friend:

I'm from Melbourne, so you'd call me a Melburnian.
Collective terms for people from other Australian cities?
Um, well, there's Sydneysiders; Brisbanites (though we just say they're Banana Benders or that they're from BrisVegas); Darwinians are in the Top End; Adelaide, hmmm, well they're part of the Croweaters; for the Sandgropers maybe you'd say Perthians...

I pause here, not sure how this is going in translation. And then quite seriously he places his stein on the plastic tablecloth and looks at me.

'So does that mean I'm a Hamburger?'







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