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Old Oct 16, 2007, 06:22 AM
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national emblem!

just had a lovely meal, its too dark to sail and cool outside and raining after another 30 degree day yesterday and i was thinking.............

just had a great meal, fresh lettuces of many varietys, salad dressing made by hand and organic tomatoes topped off with a beautiful steak.

kangaroo steak.

does any other country/nationality eat their national emblem?

and what is the emblem of britian anyway i asked myself?? a seagull??

i know that turkeys originated in suffolk and went to the americas, as did some birds so , if

the US is a bald eagle, how many countries can you name??

the french eat snails (thats just weird) but what is their national beast?

the bread stick?

but i guess in the end, the english adopted the french metric system in the ultimate show of good sense.

they did after all export all the clever people to australia , new zealand and americas ,the turkeys too!

wales has the dragon ,scotland the ?? haggis??

sweden live and eat volvo, india dont eat their cows, who else is there?

but seriously , whats your emblem??

new zealand is the kiwi , a small flightless bird.

cross tasman rivalry see australia with the kangaroo and emu, whats your poison?

please share with us!
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 06:41 AM
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Guess who's bored!?

Well, my national emblem is the Scottish Thistle, but I aint eating one, no way!!!
I believe they used to make thistle soup though. Close enough?
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 07:09 AM
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just had a lovely meal, its too dark to sail and cool outside and raining after another 30 degree day yesterday and i was thinking.............

just had a great meal, fresh lettuces of many varietys, salad dressing made by hand and organic tomatoes topped off with a beautiful steak.

kangaroo steak.

does any other country/nationality eat their national emblem?

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What no wine from the Barossa or Margaret River..

Try the other side of the Shield & you'll become a Vegetarian quick smart.. One Tough Chook...

Have to say I used to feed the Dog, Kangaroo before it became so popular..

Croc & Buffalo now there are some good earthy delicacies..
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 08:09 AM
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Wel the Frogs eat .... frogs legs, I've just downed a plate of "fabada", I don't know if the Krauts eat cabbage (sauerkraut). Do South Africans eat springboks?
Angus eats people who don't register their footies (to sort of bring it back on topic).
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 09:58 AM
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Seriously, England is the lion and France the Cock. The German Eagle on the back wall of the chamber of the old Bundestag in Bonn was known as Das fette Hahn (The fat hen).
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 06:14 PM
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Margaret River, yes actually!!!

ah thanks angus, was hoping for your incite!!

the french have the cock on their football shirts, and the eagle as in the black one from the hapsburgs(?) and the kaiser?

and the lion is not just the royal emblem/crest then, could not rembember!

any other countries anyone??

kiwi
lion
cock
eagle(s)
thistle
turnip(?)
sealion (singapore?)
dragon(?) china
japan?
italy
russia
etc
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 10:35 PM
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Japan - chrysanrthamum (and they do eat that)
Tsarist Russia - Double-headed Eagle.
Russia - unofivially Brown bear

English (repeat English) royal house is he Unicorn
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 10:57 PM
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What no wine from the Barossa or Margaret River..
The only wine worth drinking comes from California...
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 11:54 PM
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The only wine worth drinking comes from California...

Now them there could be fighting words...

True wine should never be used for Drinking...

It should be savoured and enjoyed for its Fragrance, Complexity, Character etc... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_tasting


Ozzy Wines... Try some... You will be amazed

1951 Grange Hermitage @ $45,000 per bottle (ooops sorry all sold out.. Must be worth the price.. )

Now there is a whole other debate..

http://www.nicks.com.au/index.aspx?link_id=82.530
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Old Oct 17, 2007, 12:44 AM
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As French, we have two emblems :

-the cock (or rooster) based on an old latin play on word, where Gaul (Gallus) sounded the same as cock (gallus). You often see them on churches and sport jerseys. We eat these animals, especially with a wine sauce.

-a young lady, called Marianne representing the French Republic. Obscure origin, but used as early as the Revolution. Recently, a few famous French women were used as models for making new Marianne statues, among which Brigitte BARDOT, Catherine DENEUVE and Laetitia CASTA. We don't eat these women...
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Old Oct 17, 2007, 02:53 AM
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... Recently, a few famous French women were used as models for making new Marianne statues, among which Brigitte BARDOT, Catherine DENEUVE and Laetitia CASTA. We don't eat these women...
However appetising they may have been ...
The regional emblem here is the capercaillie and the asturcon, a breed of wild pony.
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Old Oct 17, 2007, 04:42 AM
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or, once finished the wine crate can also be enjoyed as a transport your boat box!!!

andrew
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Old Oct 17, 2007, 02:32 PM
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Can they really make wine in California? Never knew that. One for the book of trivia. Thanks

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Old Oct 17, 2007, 02:56 PM
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LOL! We do see wine from AUS and NZL around here... good stuff indeed!
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Old Oct 17, 2007, 04:01 PM
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My opinion of AUS wines is based on a single review.

"A lot of people in this country pooh-pooh Australian table wines. This is a pity as many fine Australian wines appeal not only to the Australian palate but also to the cognoscenti of Great Britain.

Black Stump Bordeaux is rightly praised as a peppermint flavoured Burgundy, whilst a good Sydney Syrup can rank with any of the world's best sugary wines.

Château Blue, too, has won many prizes; not least for its taste, and its lingering afterburn.

Old Smokey 1968 has been compared favourably to a Welsh claret, whilst the Australian Wino Society thoroughly recommends a 1970 Coq du Rod Laver, which, believe me, has a kick on it like a mule: eight bottles of this and you're really finished. At the opening of the Sydney Bridge Club, they were fishing them out of the main sewers every half an hour.

Of the sparkling wines, the most famous is Perth Pink. This is a bottle with a message in, and the message is 'beware'. This is not a wine for drinking, this is a wine for laying down and avoiding.

Another good fighting wine is Melbourne Old-and-Yellow, which is particularly heavy and should be used only for hand-to-hand combat.

Quite the reverse is true of Château Chunder, which is an appellation contrôlée, specially grown for those keen on regurgitation; a fine wine which really opens up the sluices at both ends.

Real emetic fans will also go for a Hobart Muddy, and a prize winning Cuivre Reserve Château Bottled Nuit San Wogga Wogga, which has a bouquet like an aborigine's armpit." Monty Python
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