Anyone who grew up in the UK (never mind Australia) would be familiar with the show Neighbours and the laid back, friendly suburban life that it portrays, here in good old Melbourne.
Funny that, however, when I went to talk to one of our neighbours for the first time today (well the second, he’d told me to move my car once before, but that wasn’t really ‘talk’ per se) to ask about a strip of land behind our house that he might consider selling the conversation concluded with him, saying, and I quote:
F**k off you Pommie bast**d
Rough equivalent of “go away you immigrant”.
The upside is that I’ve just managed to finish installing an upgrade to edublogs.org in order to forget about it. Tralala.