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Wouldn't call that a waste of time


Some of the comments on my last comic reminded me that I've been meaning to make a comic about this Australian saying. When used like this it basically means "I'm not here to waste time"

15th November 2019
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Dan


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4 days ago #9825021        
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There are spiders in Australia?


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2 days ago #9825093        
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One again Rachnea is the underrated monster girl...

Zenon

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4 days ago #9825034        
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Cue the inevitable Rule34 pic set in an alternate universe where they both have hot steamy sex with the spiders.

Daz


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I'm an Australian. This expression was fairly common in the 1990s but it has tapered off a bit. Some younger people may not have heard it, I suppose. The earliest example of it I can find in a published book is in the 1998 Edge of the Rain by Beverley Harper.

5 days ago #9824980        
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Australia needs to have a consult with someone about that, being a British Colony takes its toll to the mind :)

5 days ago #9824975        
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Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can. :-)


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Daru

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Fucking spiders in Oz is not only a waste of time, it's an occupation that could end very badly.

As a golden rule, in Australia if it crawls, if it jumps, if it grows, if it's got legs, if it floats, if it's green, if it's alive or even dead,... don't touch it.


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kbdick

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I'm having difficulty finding it now, but I *think* this originated as a meme. The meme being about how Australians will immediately back up claims like this without hesitation. So, American goes to the bar, Australian tells him about the phrase, and all the Aussies nearby say, "Yeah, absolutely! Totally a thing!"

I could be mixing this up with something completely different, so I'm not certain. But it would definitely make sense with the number of Aussies that say they've never heard this phrase.

The meme got pretty big, though, so maybe it's a real thing now? I see tons and tons of sources for it.


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I'm Australian and I've NEVER heard this saying


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