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21. Posted by MerB (Full Member 147 posts) 10y

Yes sure just the same inventing the husband/boyfreind when necessary

But what about you with the more colorfu lies - if you get caught out - aren't you embarassed? Or do you just shrug it off?

22. Posted by TKolb325 (Full Member 197 posts) 10y

When I was in a Casino in Cairns, I was sitting at a black jack table with 2 other Americans, and 2 Aussies. The Americans were being very obnoxious(what a surprise) and were obviously annoying everyone else including the dealer.

Once the 2 Americans left, the dealer asked if any of us were American.

I put on my best Aussie accent, and said hell no. They(the dealer and players) then went on to bitch about Americans for 20 minutes.

It was hilarious, and I chymed in occasionally. It was interesting to hear what others think about Americans when they think that there are no Americans around to hear.

And I have to say, I think my accent was pretty damn good.

Cheers mate! :)

23. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting Clarabell

I can't lie to save my life, apart from inventing husbands to deter over-keen Indian men. But the funniest I've ever heard was about the Drop Bears in Australia:

I met this bloke who was working with the Aussie army near Darwin, anyway, they'd just had a load of American soldiers over for training or something, and they'd fallen for this well known joke....

We all know Australia is full of dangerous animals, but not many people know about the Drop bears. They look really cute like Koalas, but if you're not careful, they jump out of trees onto you and go for your throat, to drink your blood.

The best deterrent is toothpaste. Smear it onto your hat, or draw a ring round all the Eucalyptus trees.....Apparantly they did this!!!

I think you are confusing Drop Bears with politicians. This species, most common in Canberra, will suck the life out of pretty much anything given half a chance.

24. Posted by Canadiana (Inactive 10 posts) 10y

I've told a hell of alot of people in France my nostalgic "childhood stories" of when a beaver drowned my pet husky (dog) and how every night, the french (canadians) make the voyage over the St Lawrence (in a canoe)to go and drink with the english (canadians. And obviously the good old igloo stories, although I actually have slept in a quinzee on several winter camping trips.

25. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

You Canadians have to be the BEST at taking the p!55!!!

Keep up the good work!

26. Posted by Belize Me (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

Quoting Canadiana

I've told a hell of alot of people in France my nostalgic "childhood stories" of when a beaver drowned my pet husky (dog) and how every night, the french (canadians) make the voyage over the St Lawrence (in a canoe)to go and drink with the english (canadians. And obviously the good old igloo stories, although I actually have slept in a quinzee on several winter camping trips.

I've added to the above and told several people that we still have pony express riders to deliver mail out in the country.

27. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Jolly bloody good (as all of us Brits always say)...

Crikey, You know, old chap, I haven't had the guts to try but i'd wager if I told people of a certain nationality I lived in a grand stately home they'd have it (just thinking of hollywoods version of England)!!!! I am a bit of a posh country bumkin (Cheshire you-know) But its totally the funniest when people just believe stuff so silly without questioning it.

I once had some people belive I was a doctor whic is quite scary!!

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