My next door neighbor neighbor is from Hew Zealand. Christopher mentioned what a strict upbringing He experienced while growing up in NZ. He didn't mention proper upbringings when speaking of you Aussies. Misdirection, yes.
Excellent, you are making a great point here. And, I would like to elaborate on that point Octavius. Being the great warrior and victor of ancient lands including what was to later be France (no surprise there) and becoming the eventual founder of Rome which led ultimately to the expansion of the western world as we know it today complete with the surrender monkey-rich nation of France, you deserve the title you have earned. Caesar Agustus Techmo34.
The French immediately surrendered when Gran Tourino was released. Same with Million Dollar baby. I saw Dirty harry in the theatre in '71. No French were present.
Tell a New Zealander to pronounce "Mississippi" and you'll get something along the lines of "Messesseppe"
I'm from Missouri. I happen to have these available for immediate viewing:
You Might Be A Missouri Redneck if....
You ever cut your grass and found a car.
You own a home that is mobile and 5 cars that aren't.
Your stereo speakers used to belong to the Drive-in Theater.
Your boat has not left the drive-way in 15 years.
You own a homemade fur coat.
Chiggers are included on your list of top 5 hygiene concerns.
You burn your yard rather than mow it.
Your wife has ever said, "Come move this transmission so I can take a bath."
The Salvation Army declines your mattress.
Your wife's job requires her to wear an orange vest.
You were shooting pool when any of your kids were born.
You have the local taxidermist's number on speed dial.
You've ever hit a deer with your car...deliberately.
Your school fight song was "Dueling Banjos".
You think a chain saw is a musical instrument.
You've ever given rat traps as gifts.
Your coffee table used to be a cable spool.
You keep a can of RAID on the kitchen table.
Your wife can climb a tree faster than your cat.
Your mother has "ammo" on her Christmas list.
Every socket in your house breaks a fire code.
You've totaled every car you've ever owned.
There are more than five McDonald's bags in your car.
The taillight covers of your car are made of red tape.
You've ever bathed with flea and tick soap.
You think "taking out the trash" means taking your in-laws to a movie.
You have every episode of Hee-Haw on tape.
You've ever been involved in a custody fight over a hunting dog.
Your considered an expert on wormbeds.
Your kids take a siphon hose to "Show and Tell."
The dog catcher calls for a backup unit when visiting your house.
You've ever bought a used cap.
Your CB antenna is a danger to low-flying planes.
You pick your teeth from a catalog.
You've ever financed a tattoo.
You've ever stolen toilet paper.
You think a hot tub is a stolen bathroom fixture.
People hear your car a long time before they see it.
The gas pedal on your car is shaped like a bare foot.
You prefer car keys to Q-tips.
You take a fishing pole into Sea World.
You think a turtleneck is key ingredient for soup.
and still more...
You clothing designer is Oskosh B'Gosh
if you own a bolo tie.
you ever wore a tube top to a wedding.
if you ever wore a baseball cap to a wedding.
If your baseball cap says "Dekalb" or "Cat."
If the roof on your house has "MERRIMEC CAVERNS-JESSEE JAMES HIDEOUT" painted on it (WALL DRUG would qualify for this too)
You think the joke " a calf poked his head in the silo and said is my fodder in here?" is a knee slapper.
If you ever picked your teeth from a catalogue OR with a long piece of grass.
You think a Volvo is a part of the female anatomy.
If you have ever castrated anything.
if you ever broke a tooth on birdshot at dinner.
If your fishing poles leaning against the doorame have dired bait still on the hooks.
If you ever warn your kids not to go into a certain building on your property because it might fall in on them.
If all of your shoes have mud or poop on them.
If your bluejeans have cuffs.
if all of your wife's clothes are "stretch"
if there are packages in your freezer marked "Squirrel"
if you ever recieved a box of bandanna hankerchiefs for christmas
Well, the only time I've used a knife that large was in Left 4 Dead 2. However I plan to pick up a machete when I go to the Solomon Islands mid next year. Too bad I'll have to make it blunt in order for customs to let it through though
My dad came to pick me up from the airport years ago. He had a pocket full of .22's and set the security off! When orderd to empty his pockets a handful of bullets came out. He explained he had just came from the woods doing some hunting.
Here you could load the bullets into the gun and run through the airport and kill 8 people and wound 15 more. Of course if you had a childhood where your parents swore they would spank hell out of you at any time, you could claim insanity due to childhood abuse.
EDIT I would add this is due to our lower criminal courts laws that say the criminal has more rights than the victim or their family.
Right. Here they may be only planning to steal your Coo Coo Clock, so they have to threaten you. You can not just shoot them for walking in the door or breaking in the window. As long as I am on my property, I can carry a gun with one exception, it can not be concealed at any time.
If I have a licence to carry a firearm, I can have it with one main restriction: it must be concealed at all times unless I'm taking it to somewhere else. And by concealed, I mean locked in a 300lb safe.
I am forced to keep a loaded gun at one of our businesses. I keep it locked in a safe except during business hours many days. Normally I do not keep loaded guns in my residence unless I live alone. No sure about law concerning a carry permit. I'll have to ask my sister next time we talk. 8)