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Comments on Sunday 15 June 2003:
Holly has been teaching me how to live in the Australian suburban bush. The first lesson is that all the trees are gum-trees, unless I would guess that they are, in which case they're myopic or king lear or something. Gum-trees range from white bark with round leaves and up-pointing branches to black bark with pointy leaves and down-pointing branches, so that's handy.

Also, there is a clover-like plant with flowers on stalks (gasp), of which the flower-stalks are a delicious snack, known as "sour sobs". I'm not sure whether that's actually "SOBs", "sobs", or just a name. But they are delicious anyway.

Finally, and most importantly, many houses have lemon trees in their back gardens, so I must live here forever, since I've always wanted a lemon tree.

Oh yes, and there's an odd plant that's similar to one in America, even to sharing the name; "Supermarket". Unlike the American variety, the ones here bear edible fruit. And crisps. And bread which has no milk in it, though, alas, neither does it have hair. [09:08]

Tom
I have a lemon tree. They're essential as a matter of self defence as it has been clinically proven that no drop bear has ever been found living in a lemon tree.

Have you eaten Vegemite yet?

Solistus
I've eaten vegemite, and the closest I've ever been to Australia is probably Hawaii.... it's an "acquired taste," meaning you must train yourself to belive it's good. How is it made exactly?

Solistus
Ahem... belive being a more educated, sophisticated way of saying believe.

Or a typo.

RavenBlack
Mm, I have eaten vegemite, and also learned how it is distinct from marmite. In order to make vegemite taste like marmite, or vice-versa, you have to multiply the desired marmite quantity by 2.5 (or divide if translating the other way) before spreading the substance you have available. With this conversion made, the two substances are alike in their gruesomeness.

Tom
Actually, Hawaii is made of sand from Australia, so that's quite close.
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