atw: Re: [OT] Writing for multiple Englishes: was writing for Aus audience

  • From: "Tracy Jenner-Lawson" <tnr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 12:09:19 +1000

Hi Gary

I love that last story, great Friday humour.


  Speaking of confusing Americans, I can't resist this story (it's Friday). I 
was having a haircut in Indiana. Engaging in conversation with the hairdresser 
we got talking about Christmas. After mentioning how it was often hot in Sydney 
on Christmas day, I found myself having to explain a few basic astronomical 
facts about the differences between the two hemispheres. She listened politely 
and at the end said "Wow, so you Aussies have Christmas in June". There was no 
more I could say. 

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