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Hello all!!
i jst though i'd say hi and introduce myself.
I'm Eli , 23yo from Qld, Australia. I've been vegetarian for about 5 years. About four months ago i decided to try meat products again. the reason behind this was that my omni partner n i would travel and i wanted to experience everything with him. ie other cultural dishes containing meat. however ive gone back to being a vegetarian .

also, my sister (who referred me to this forum) decided to become vegetarian just recently, and not long ago vegan. and so i've also made the switch to vegan and couldn't be feeling better about this!

anyways the forum is awesome so im looking forward to meeting u all
 

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Welcome sis, I am glad you have joined
 

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How ya going guys! Welcome to the board.


Aussies are slowing taking over this board. Resistance is futile.
 

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How ya going guys! Welcome to the board.


Aussies are slowing taking over this board. Resistance is futile.
You're dreaming... This board belongs to Canadians


Oh yes... Welcome to the forums guys!
And congratulations on becoming vegans.
 

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You're dreaming... This board belongs to Canadians
Us Aussies are cool with that, we quite like you snap-frozen yanks.


*runs*
 

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Us Aussies are cool with that, we quite like you snap-frozen yanks.


*runs*
I suppose that was meant as an insult, but because I'm unfamiliar with what a yank is, I'll let it go for now
Once the Canadians take over management, I'll remember who to ban
 

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I suppose that was meant as an insult
It's what's known in Australia as a "pay-out". In our culture, a pay-out can be used as a direct and serious insult in some contexts, but most of the time, it's an insult turned on it's head to become a joke. It's deliberately said to stir you up and get you going, but in an unserious way and with friendly intentions. The recipient is meant to give a pay-out back which is supposed to equal or top the first pay-out.

It's basically an Aussie bonding exercise.
A bad reaction to a friendly pay-out is disliked, but welcomed, because it tells us how seriously someone takes themselves.


Seeing as you joked with me first, I'll leave it up to you to work out which meaning the pay-out had in this context.
 
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