Any Greeks here?

Submitted: Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:07
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I'll keep quiet over Greece making it in to the Euro 2004 finals.

Honest!
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:19

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:19
Why, good for Greek Football, gunna have a few ouzo's tonight !!!!

Baz.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:22

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:22
Member Eric is probably still in Lonsdale Street one could imagine.

It's great that the focus can change the attention from the normal achievers in European sport.
Cheers,
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:35

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:35
Thought you might like this.

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Baz.
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 16:18

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 16:18
goodday baz
dont you have any work to do
just sit around on the putor loooking for funnies
lmaoa

steve

ps when do you head south for winter it will be bloody cold in them thar hills

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Reply By: Mungo Explorer - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:44

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:44
Not Greek but German - King Otto's country :-)
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Follow Up By: paul2.8d - Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 10:33

Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 10:33
I have a German father, my stepfather was Greek, and my mum is ozi, all i can say is that i ate BLOODY WELL growing up. Paul
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Follow Up By: Mungo Explorer - Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 10:48

Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 10:48
I can imagine: Keftedes with sauerkraut, ouzo, and shiraz :-)
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Follow Up By: paul2.8d - Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 10:56

Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 10:56
I cooked Rouladen on the weekend, so next traditional cookup will be mousaka...mmmmmmm getting hungry right now....
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 10:28

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 10:28
I've got several Greeks living in the unit under me............
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They are partying big today.........................
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I work nightshift..................
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GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Leroy - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 10:29

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 10:29
Czech inlaws......

Leroy
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 11:20

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 11:20
"Best" of both worlds, eh?

Lost, and "in-laws"....
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Reply By: Member Eric - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 16:53

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 16:53
Yes the Greek flag was flying on the high lift jack today , might take it off tomorrow before Mondays match , JUST in case lol
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 17:18

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 17:18
Just in case? Put it back in storage dude.. LMAO :P
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 19:37

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 19:37
Savvas - I'm not Greek but my kids played soccer and I coached and I think it's brilliant that Greece got in. Have just watched it on the news! Fantastic.
(Also watched SBS last night and the Greeks celebrating St Savvas name day - what a feast. Hope you went to that Butcher shop to get your lamb. Yum. Yum.)
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Reply By: Jimbo - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 21:28

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 21:28
It's sad that so many people who choose to make this country their own still claim to be of another race. If you choose to live in this fine land become an Australian.

I am the offspring of migrants. I once asked my Grandfather "Grandad why don't you go back to England for a visit?" He said "Jimmy I came here 35 years ago for a better life, better opportunites. I left the place because I didn't want to be there anymore, and this place is so much better, except for the Fish 'n' Chips. Why would I want to go back to the cold, the damp, the cramped living?"

My Grandad is now gone and never returned to the Mother country. My mother arrived here as an eleven year old in 1956 and considers a visit to England as the same as a visit to Hong Kong; a trip to a foreign country (she has done both plus much more; the benefit of growing up in this fine land of opportunity). My mother sees herself as an Australian and nothing else, and she's a republican.

My cousin and his wife migrated from England in 1981 and I call him my Pommy cousin. Recently I called their son "young pom" amd his mother immediatley shut me down saying "He's an Aussie, not a Pom" and she's still got a broad pommy accent, God love her.

Funny how certain races really assimilate and others don't. Why do certain third generation Australians still consider themselves Greeks, Croations, Poles or whatever.

Disappoints me really.

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Follow Up By: Lyds - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 23:47

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 23:47
Now there's the Aussie spirit - not.

I think its sad that you'd prefer to forget/ignore/deny your family's past just to be an "Aussie". C'mon Jim, don't you feel anything whenever you see, read, or hear of the places that your relo's came from?

If we were all like you we'd all follow the same footy team.
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 07:01

Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 07:01
Hey Jimbo,

I'm born here and I consider myself an Australian. I'm 41 and have only ever been overseas for 5 weeks of my life. I can't be any more assimilated.

However, I have a heritage and why shouldn't I be interested in it?

Interesting how you made an assumption that I chose to make this country my home ... it always was and always will be.

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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 08:35

Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 08:35
Sorry,

Didn't mean to offend anyone. Interest in one's heritage is natural and commendable.

My concern is when interest turns to allegiance. Can anyone remember recently when the Turks rioted in Melbourne and destroyed property after their soccer team lost a major game.

The contribution made to our culture by the many and various migrants has made Australia a far better place.

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 10:02

Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 10:02
Jimbo,

Thank you for that.

I agree with you about taking it too far. Rioting and destruction is unwarranted and should never be tolerated.

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Follow Up By: Lyds - Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 12:46

Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 12:46
hear, hear.
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