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 Do you have ugly Xmas sweaters in Australia?
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 11:06:32 AM on 6 December 2019.
Wa2ise's avatar
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In America we have many varieties of Xmas themed sweaters. I imagine it's too warm in Australia for these, maybe Xmas themed shirts?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 11:40:38 AM on 6 December 2019.
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You could wear it in Melbourne at the moment. Bloody freezing!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 4:06:56 PM on 6 December 2019.
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Perhaps you could wire it up with LEDs, that might improve it.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 5:08:09 PM on 6 December 2019.
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T-shirts maybe. Sydney has a ring of fire around it at the moment so if you were to wear what we call a pullover, it'd have to be 100% wool. Smile


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:30:20 PM on 6 December 2019.
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I grew up in Melbourne. We called them jumpers.

37 degrees in Sydney today. The smoke is so thick that the Sun appears red.

Merry Christmas to all.

Wayne.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 6:51:15 PM on 6 December 2019.
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To answer the question, no we don't. And as Labrat said, they are called jumpers here, sweaters being considered an American term.

However, there's plenty of variation in T-shirts, with all kinds of pictures and messages found on them.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:18:13 PM on 6 December 2019.
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My favourite T-shirt message:

"If a man speaks in the forest, and there is no woman around to hear him, is he still wrong?"


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 6:54:07 AM on 7 December 2019.
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When I was in primary school - yep, a long time ago now - I had a Scottish teacher who used to call pullovers sweaters, which was something that went over our heads at the time, as kids had other things to worry about, like why we had to wait until 3PM for the final bell to ring. I am wondering where the term came from, as even though we like to keep warm in winter, I doubt its anyone's desire to sweat deliberately.

I once had some T-shirts with certain slogans on them - none are repeatable on a G-rated website though. Sad

One of them even had Father Christmas himself on it having all sorts of favours done in return for presents.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 12:02:22 PM on 7 December 2019.
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Ian, if I saw that on a T shirt now I'd buy it immediately.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 7:43:19 PM on 7 December 2019.
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Sydney has a ring of fire around it at the moment so if you were to wear what we call a pullover, it'd have to be 100% wool.

We often forget how wool is fire resistant (maybe even unprocessed 'greasy wool' also?) Never heard of sheep getting burned.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 10:26:57 PM on 7 December 2019.
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These fires are us reaping the rewards of Citycentric, Ratbag ideas, by people who fail to accept what has been going on for millennia. For thousands of years the forests have burned and even Captain Cook reported forests on fire when he got here.

By introducing stupid ideas banning control burning and putting many fires out. We have created this issue; not any of this foolishness relating to global warming causing it. There is a point where the fuel load cannot be controlled and becomes destructive. Our greenie based stupidity has allowed this fuel to build up to perhaps 10 times this, so as we are now seeing, all fires are destructive and uncontrollable.

The amount of environmental, financial, infrastructural, and destruction of Flora & Fauna, done so far, is likely beyond calculation. Of course there are those that will argue "Climate Change" and use this fallacy to get more money & fire fighting resources in the face of the facts that they could not stop the current fires if they rounded up every bit of fire fighting equipment in the country. The positives are that they will stop where there is enough water: The Sea. Greenies will naturally publish a list of safe refuges that have Latte. It may actually take Millenia to get any form of forest recovery.

Of course anyone who puts forth anything contrary to the "Climate Change" Hysteria will be howled down by the trolls. Much like the "Lindy Chamberlain" Trial by Media lies where wild Dingoes were house pets. Reality is of course that we have had climate change on the Earth since day one and species have either adapted, evolved to cope with it, or perished. Where were the factories, cars, etc & humans that caused the global warming that ended the Ice Ages?

Einstein said that we would raise a generation of Morons perhaps as these crazy ideas have syntony with the Roman Empire? They had Lead in there plumbing. That's the Latin root of Plumber. Its a brain & biological poison and brought down the Empire. As this now loony behaviour is coming from Cities with Fluoride in their water & Toothpaste. Perhaps we are doing the same thing with it?


According to the US National Research Council, Fluoride is a substance destroyer hormone system. Fluoride consumption leads to decreased function of the thyroid gland that regulates the body’s metabolism. This leads to a state of hypothyroidism or thyroid hormone deficiency with symptoms of decline in intelligence, depression and weight gain.
while According to the National Toxicology Program, Fluoride is a mutagenic compound. Mutagenic compounds are damaging compounds the body gene. When the defective gene for Fluoride, will arise new abnormal cells. This abnormal cells that can cause cancer, genetic diseases and disorders such as lupus body’s defenses.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 11:34:00 PM on 7 December 2019.
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I couldn't have said it much better, Marc.

What the Green-Left also cannot get a grip on is that electricity is, perhaps inconveniently, a 24/7 resource and no industrial country can maintain its economy by relying on a combination of wind mills, solar panels and batteries as the Greenies would think should be adequate. When blaming "unreliable coal" for seasonal blackouts that occur now, they fail to understand that because so many power stations have been closed down in the last 10-15 years, there's no headroom left on the grid for very hot days and very cold days.

As the madness continues, seasonal blackouts are certain to become the norm.

This is a slight diversion from the original topic but I suppose we can suggest a shirt be made with Father Christmas handing out electricity as a present?


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 12:45:39 AM on 8 December 2019.
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Today I drove through the Warby Ranges too a Radio Club Christmas lunch, as that is the quickest way for me to go to Mooroopna. If you want to see a Prime example of this lunacy, do take a trip through these Ranges via Wangandary Rd. I am in the shadow of these Ranges around 2Km from them.

Going anywhere in Summer and daring to take a holiday from the farm, which has not happened any time of any year since 1975: Is not on. The fuel is so thick on the ground it will be like a fire at Beechworth a few years ago that actually burnt the surface off Granite rocks, equating to probably a thousand years of weathering. Everything will be burnt to ash. It is already dying from the lack of water, disease, & the choking effect of the thick carpet of understory.

So I look forward to a happy Christmas sitting on tenterhooks, knowing full well, that if there is a fire in there on a day of risk & no wind or one blowing my way. There is likely not a hope in hell that they will stop it and I will get showered in burning embers. The result of that is fairly predictable. Just to make life interesting, the tractor, did a head gasket & due to not having a major overhaul since May 1985, its having a birthday & is still a work in progress. Generator also found to have a crack where, no crack should be and it will fail if not repaired.

Even that I am doing a major part of the work myself, this is not the ideal Christmas present. Today the whole front end assembly (hopefully) comes off to fix the front cover oil seal (original 1951). I have organised a local tractor mechanic to help with that as that is not a one man job (weight).


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 5:07:21 AM on 8 December 2019.
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They would store bales of 'greasy-wool' (traded as such on Aust. Futures Market) at the Dalgety Warehouses/shipping terminal on Bris. River ~1.5mi upstream from radio 4KQ studios (also on the water near historic Newstead House.)

Now the warehouses are converted to the "Woolstore Apartments".


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 7:01:12 AM on 8 December 2019.
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Pretty much the same everywhere; There used to be Wool Markets & Sales in Albury and two wool brokers in Wangaratta; Plus other places. Now the majority of those are gone, & surviving buildings probably full of trendies & greenies that follow the mob like sheep & can so easily have the wool pulled over their eyes. One Albury one was taken over by the Tax Office...no comment needed there.

Dad & Grandfather built one of the ones in Wangaratta that they actually demolished.


 
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