My australian girlfriend just watched it......

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IS WITHNAIL AND I JUST A COUPLE OF WHINGING POMS?

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My australian girlfriend just watched it......

PostPosted by DrScupper » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:24 pm

....and after 5minutes she simply declared "its just a couple of whinging poms....whinging".

I think she has worked me into a corner with this conclusion - any counter arguments you guys can supply would be greatfully received.
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PostPosted by mooserevenge » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:31 pm

Tell her she doesn't get it cause she's not from London...
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PostPosted by crooked » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:03 pm

Tell her that Australians don't understand art or culture because they are all descended from criminals.
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PostPosted by McFuck » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:51 am

well, of course they're a couple of whinging poms, but that's the beauty of it. The last island of beauty!
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PostPosted by The Dane » Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:45 pm

"its just a couple of whinging poms....whinging".

I'm sure I'd have an opinion about this if I knew what that meant. All I really know about Australia is Paul Hogan flicks and I've seen AC/DC in concert several times and enjoyed them very much. Oh, and I liked that Muriel's Wedding flick. That Elle Macpherson is hott, and Nicole Kidman is a solid 7.5/8.
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PostPosted by Pod's Ennui » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:30 am

'Whinging poms' and 'great film' are not mutually exclusive.

(See also: 'it's just a love story' and 'Romeo and Juliet'; 'it's just a film about a newspaper magnate' and 'Citizen Kane'; 'it's just a painting of people screaming 'n' stuff' and Picassos's 'Guernica'... etc.)
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Re: My australian girlfriend just watched it......

PostPosted by anniekey » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:51 pm

I first watched it when I was 13, hated it, tried again 3 years later and felt reborn :lol:
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Re: My australian girlfriend just watched it......

PostPosted by McFuck » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:03 pm

timing is everything :lol:
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Re: My australian girlfriend just watched it......

PostPosted by HE Bates » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:08 pm

I'm not from London/England/Great Britain/the UK you know...
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Re: My australian girlfriend just watched it......

PostPosted by a doll what shits itself » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:10 am

No accounting for taste. Actually this stance irritates me - it's like people who say football is 'just 22 men running round a field kicking a ball', or tea is just 'a load of hot water mixed in with a tea-bag with a couple of chocolate hob-nobs placed on the saucer'. roast dinner ? 'its just a slab of meat heated in an oven and served with roast potatos parsnips and gravy'.

fucking australians 'just a bunch of cultureless slobs, descended from white trash living in a country stolen from some soulful dudes in loincloths'. shit at cricket too.
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Re: My australian girlfriend just watched it......

PostPosted by SpookyElectric » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:59 pm

I feel compelled to step in here and apologise on behalf of the aforementioned Australian girl!

I, too, am Australian and W&I is my favourite film. I have shown it to many other 'Aussies' over the last 15 years, teens to adults - and they all absolutely fucking loved it.

So don't go by one (to be frank) ignoramus. She might understand one day!
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Re: My australian girlfriend just watched it......

PostPosted by crooked » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:11 pm

Funnily enough the first Withnail forum was started by an Australian fella. We don't see him around much these days.
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Re: My australian girlfriend just watched it......

PostPosted by McFuck » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:35 pm

He's on Facebook now. 8)
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Re: My australian girlfriend just watched it......

PostPosted by crooked » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:46 pm

Fuck facebook.
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Re: My australian girlfriend just watched it......

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:44 pm

Have you ever been on Facebook, crooked?
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